Looking to put together 2 channels of classic signal path

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Looking to put together 2 channels of classic signal path

Post by Catoogie » Sun Sep 11, 2011 5:13 pm

I'm looking to put together two channels. Pre, Comp... Neve, API, Helios, UA?

I have a few bucks to spend and I thought now might be a good time to put something together. I'm into old school tones. What would you suggest? I've been out of the loop when it comes to gear so. Should I buy a pair of 1073s or something comparable. What are they going for now? 1176? HELP!!!

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Post by Marc Alan Goodman » Mon Sep 12, 2011 7:10 pm

There's no way we can really help without some idea of a budget. But if you're not comfortable with the differences between classic pieces you prob shouldn't just go out and buy one. I suggest finding ways to try various things, preferably in your own recording setup.

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Post by Nick Sevilla » Tue Sep 13, 2011 6:37 am


One word :


Your post is way too vague.

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Post by Snarl 12/8 » Tue Sep 13, 2011 11:53 am

Looks to me like it's time to start working on your lunchbox. Get a six spacer and then you can mix and match pre/eq/comp from the many offerings until you get it dialed in.
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Post by red cross » Tue Sep 13, 2011 5:56 pm

Buy the preamps that were used on your favourite records. Canvassing opinions from folks who may or may not share your basic tastes in music is a mostly pointless exercise...

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