I'm reasonably sure that most preamp manufacturers put one in because they need to check that box in the feature list.floid wrote: ↑Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:19 amBut I've always had the impression that judicious/conservative hp during tracking was a good thing, and plenty of preamp manufacturers seem to think so... I wonder if there might be a difference between working to tape vs digital? As in, unnecessary lows having an effect on gain staging to tape?
And it can help with situations where there's too much LF for some reason or another, like not-quite breath pops in a vocal mic or a synth with way too much infrasonic output.
The Hamptone JFET pre I built recently doesn't have one, and I haven't missed it much. I did use a different preamp (one with phantom power!) on acoustic guitar and used the high pass to lighten up the guitar a little. For both I used a high pass when mixing, though.