Do I need to have a cheap 1073 clone or are the various plugin options enough or better? I'm trying to talk myself out of it and I need support. or justification .
Is there some kind of vision that I'm trying to achieve? no. can i get usable tracks now? sure. just trying to learn and grow.
If it's worth having one, do you have a recommendation? GAP Pre-73 Premier, BLA B173, WA73, other? I have no experience with these and my only choice is to start buying and eliminating. I really don't want to go over $600 and I'm fine with used gear.
I'm working on my low end rig to do some remote collaboration and tracking. here's a little rundown:
doing tracks for mostly rock leaning Americana artists/buddies
My room is treated with rockwool panels. tests/sounds okay
Tele with various pickups into MAZ18 NR 210 combo or 212 closed cab
Mics for guitar are usually SM7B, SM57, Fatheads
Focusrite Clarett 8Pre USB interface with Octopre dynamic (for drums)
FYI: (somewhat jaded response) mic placement and volume are more important than the most boutique of mic and preamps. If you spend time with mic and pre shootouts on VK, ZenPro or Sweetwater, there isn’t all that much difference between the used Neve clone and the ones that claim heritage from the first unicorn’s kidney. A used WA in good shape should be great if the mic is in a good place, the room isn’t reflecting hard and the volume is appropriate- assuming the guitar is well played.
I love vintage and cool gear, it just makes a lot less difference than the sound it tries to capture.
Post by telebender on May 22, 2019 14:53:33 GMT -7
I'll preface this by saying that I don't know what I'm doing and not a recording engineer by any stretch of the imagination. What I can say is that I feel these preamps allow me to lay down a track with no processing that I feel okay about. That I'm fine with sending to someone to mix without explanation.
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