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Old 28th February 2003
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Gear Maniac
 
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Applied Research and Technology /ART

I know it aint exactly high end but have you tried any ART gear?

A friend is offering me the PRO mpa 2ch pre-amp and i havent tried any of the art stuff.

Its cheap so ill probably buy it !?

Any experiences with this pre-amp?
Old 28th February 2003
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One with big hooves
 
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๐ŸŽง 15 years
It's an interesting effects box.
Old 28th February 2003
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Gear Maniac
 
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I see.....
Old 1st March 2003
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One with big hooves
 
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What? You don't like my answer? I'll try to explain. It's a starved tube circuit (aka toob) that blurs the top and tends to make things thick and muddy. It's more of an effect then a preamp that you'd use on everything. I have a friend who runs Adat's and digs them for room mics, bass and electric and acoustic guitars and hates them on everything else. I thought it sounded really cool to distort things like drum loops and vocals.
Old 3rd March 2003
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I have an ART TubePAC that I like for some bass DI, and sometimes for snare. That's about it though...
Old 3rd March 2003
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No , im totally cool with your answer

Just didnt understand fully ....

Thanks...Just got the pre-amp and im going to try it out.
Iยดll try out the distortion , no doubt.

Cheers
Old 4th March 2003
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๐ŸŽง 15 years
This unit is notgoing to give you 40+dB of gain staging.That being said the 'distortion' alluded to will not actually appear until you drive it really hard...and its kinda pleasant sounding.I use one for vocals and i think it sounds great.Its not a $3000 mic-pre...its not claiming to be a neve clone..its just a piece of gear that for the right price can be a very nice piece in the rack.For folks that have serious lack of budget its better than any berringer product and it sounds loads better than mackie pres in their boards.Its also a whole lot better than almost all of the other ART pieces and shouldnt be thought of as that ilk of device.
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