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Three microphone preamps tested. (One of them is pretty bad!)

A post by David Mellor
Thursday November 30, 2006
It's often thought that the selection of microphone preamplifier is crucial to getting a good recording. So here are three common preamps tested, WITH AUDIO!
Three microphone preamps tested. (One of them is pretty bad!)

Three microphone preamps tested. (One of them is pretty bad!)

It's often thought that the selection of microphone preamplifier is crucial to getting a good recording. So here are three common preamps tested, WITH AUDIO!

'Preamp anxiety'. So many people suffer from this that it is on the point of being listed as a medical condition. Do you have the right preamp, or is someone else having all the hit records because their preamp is better?

The debate could be endless, but a little audio might help shed some light. Here are four short audio clips (WAV format) of three preamps (there are two recordings of one of the preamps, with different settings) used on female speech. The microphone is a CAD GXL3000.

I'm not going to say anything at all about the sound quality of these clips, for now. I want to know what YOU hear. (You should download the files and listen on your studio monitors, not your computer speakers.)

Listen... enjoy... comment!

All will be revealed in Audio Masterclass next week.

A post by David Mellor
Thursday November 30, 2006 ARCHIVE
David Mellor has been creating music and recording in professional and home studios for more than 30 years. This website is all about learning how to improve and have more fun with music and recording. If you enjoy creating music and recording it, then you're definitely in the right place :-)
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