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barfly
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preamp benefits?

Post by barfly » Sun May 17, 2015 12:56 pm

Hi all,


I like the way vocals sound when I do my home made recordings. they're *good.* I've been wondering if a vocal preamp might add anything?
I am not sure what they do. I've read some add color, some are transparent. That description kind of means nothing to me. :-)

Can you guys chime in and tell me if they are worth the cheddar? What do they do, add, take away, are great, suck, overrated?

I also know they range in price. I am looking between$200 and $800 range. I am just a guy doing recordings for fun
in his living room. I don't want to break the bank. I also don't want to spend if they don't add much.


Thanks...

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Re: preamp benefits?

Post by Markedman » Fri May 29, 2015 7:57 am

I like using pre-amps myself. They add a fatness to the signal. If you a/b the sound you're recording, I'm pretty sure you'll agree that it sounds fuller using a pre-amp. Definitely beneficial.
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Re: preamp benefits?

Post by barfly » Sun May 31, 2015 6:44 pm

Thanks for the reply. I'm probably going to pull the trigger on something in the next few months. I have a few purchases before then but am looking at the Grace M101 Mic preamp. Seems to get a lot of great reviews.

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