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POLL: Desert island mic pre?
Old 7th June 2002
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POLL: Desert island mic pre?

Ok....... so you have been cast adrift in the sea of Medicocraty in some god forseaken place that is so backwards that they think that the crazy little alien critter called ALF is funny! and is still the 'in thing'!

What one mic-preamp/EQ/chanel strip will you take to record ALF's greatest hits volume 13!....

WEll.. for me it comes down to Neve 1073... cos we all know why.. i am a neve slut! There is nothin to complain about sticking any mic on any singer/instrument/source with one of these...

IMHO if there is something to complain about more likely than not it will be the talent!.. there is something so special and musical about these that seems just so right.

YMMV

PEACE
Wiggy
Old 7th June 2002
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There is only one
 
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🎧 15 years
my crane song flamingo.

or if i had my pick, the crane song spider.

why? because its ****ing incredible.
Old 7th June 2002
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We run most things through a 1073 ...

So Kate Moss and a 1073...

smokin
Old 7th June 2002
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GrooveTubes VIPRE. biggest sounding pre I've heard in the last 29 years.
Old 7th June 2002
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🎧 15 years
I luv my ISA430, but I probably take my Buzz pre with me.
Old 7th June 2002
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another 1073 for Jules .... I'll sabotage his and trade mine against Kate .... spin
Old 7th June 2002
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🎧 15 years
can i add angelina jolie to my list?
Old 7th June 2002
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Quote:
Originally posted by alphajerk
can i add angelina jolie to my list?
not unless you want that flamingo sabotaged too yell
Old 8th June 2002
  #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by C.Lambrechts


not unless you want that flamingo sabotaged too yell
who needs the flamingo then?
Old 8th June 2002
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smokin

With a 'Rack' like Angelina's .... well at least in womb raider... she would be packing a bit more than 1073's in there... more like an entire 8078!!! heheheh

LOL

PEACE
Wiggy
Old 8th June 2002
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Quote:
Originally posted by Wiggy Neve Slut
smokin

With a 'Rack' like Angelina's .... well at least in womb raider... she would be packing a bit more than 1073's in there... more like an entire 8078!!! heheheh

LOL

PEACE
Wiggy
Isn't she using the new digital editing plugin Autobust
Old 8th June 2002
  #12
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🎧 15 years
I'd have to say either Daking's or a Neve 33122 with Drew Barrymore. While I like 1073's I don't know if I'd want them for everything. I'd take 1064's over them if I could only have one or the other.
Old 8th June 2002
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Quote:
Originally posted by davemc


Isn't she using the new digital editing plugin Autobust
i dunno but i'd be busy checking the I/O repeatedly.
Old 8th June 2002
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🎧 15 years
Quote:
Originally posted by mwagener
GrooveTubes VIPRE. biggest sounding pre I've heard in the last 29 years.
I'm jealous...I 've bee wanting a pair of these (vipres) w/ royer121 for a while (my dream channels for digital...any body say GTR's and OH's ...along with LOTs of other stuff)...but I can only dream about it right now pissed smokin okk
Old 9th June 2002
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jon
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🎧 15 years
Any good-condition Neve from the following will do fine on that desert island for me: 1064, 1066, 1073, 1089, 1099.

Haven't tried the Vipre yet, though!
smokin
Old 17th August 2008 | Show parent
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🎧 10 years
I had to ressurect this thread fellas... roll call... how many more for the 1073?
Old 17th August 2008 | Show parent
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Quote:
Originally Posted by B-San ➑️
I had to ressurect this thread fellas... roll call... how many more for the 1073?
I'd choose a Shep Sn8 or Neve 1081 anytime over a 1073.
Old 17th August 2008 | Show parent
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🎧 15 years
1073 or BAE 1073 for me.
Old 20th August 2008 | Show parent
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Quote:
Originally Posted by alexstringer ➑️
I'd choose a Shep Sn8 or Neve 1081 anytime over a 1073.
interesting... I've heard many don't favor the preamp of the 1081 due to the lack of class A circutry... good to know there are others that disagree with such thinking...
Old 20th August 2008 | Show parent
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🎧 15 years
Wow, bringing back a 6 year old thread.
Old 20th August 2008 | Show parent
  #21
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Millennia HV-3 for me!
Old 20th August 2008 | Show parent
  #22
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Damn. Wiggy, recorderman and alphajerk. I haven't seen those names in a long time!
Old 20th August 2008 | Show parent
  #23
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Somebody should go back in a time machine and post "use the search engine".

War heh
Old 20th August 2008 | Show parent
  #24
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🎧 10 years
ART MPA Gold Pre...

... and something Behringer

... f*ck ALF
Old 20th August 2008 | Show parent
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Quote:
Originally Posted by stcroix ➑️
... f*ck ALF
I loved that show, I used to watch it when this thread was started!

War
Old 20th August 2008 | Show parent
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Now one must beg the question - what preamp was ALF actually recorded through way back when.

I heard they had to employ Rupert Neve himself to capture that trademark nasal sound.

"Yo Willy!"
Old 20th August 2008 | Show parent
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wow those were the days
Old 20th August 2008 | Show parent
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jules ➑️
So Kate Moss and a 1073...
I wonder if Jules picked Kate Moss cause she wouldn't eat much...
Old 20th August 2008 | Show parent
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🎧 15 years
Depending on what else I had on that island with me (like, what microphones? That would certainly affect my decision) I'd probably go with something really clean, like a GML preamp.
Old 20th August 2008 | Show parent
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Neve 10xx series is an obvious choice, but a A-design Pacifica or an API 3124 would also be a good choice for me.
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