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Old 22nd January 2013
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Mic Preamps to complete my upgrade plan

Hi all,
I’m planning to upgrade my preamp rig (among other things) and I need some recommendations to complete my list.

Use: project studio and on location & live recordings
Genres: classical – jazz – blues – world/ethnic – singer/songwriter – indie/alt rock
What I use now:
Studio – Neve 4081, Oram Octasonic, TL Audio blue range x3 (6h total)
Live & on location – Presonus Digimax FS x3 (24ch total), TL Audio blue range x2 (4ch total), dbx 386
Budget: no exotic stuff, something on par with the rest of my list. In this stage, I need the channel count.
My plan so far:
bulk of mobile work - Audient ASP008 x3
“euphoric-mojo rack” for studio & higher on location projects:
UA 2-610
Sebatron 4ch tube preamp
API 3124+
Avedis MA5 x4
Audio Maintenance EZ1073-500 x2
Great River MP-500NV x2

what I’m looking for: 4 more channels of mic preamps to fill my 500 series racks (less expensive and I can buy them one by one)

So far I’m considering:
Daking Audio
Rupert Neve Portico
Forsell

Any thoughts/recommendations?
Old 23rd January 2013
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Well since no one seems to comment, I must be on the right track.
But I would really be interested in your opinions...
Recording in the studio and on location; bands playing all at the same time.

Tube color covered by UA and Sebatron.
4ch API for mid punch
2ch of 1073 flavor (AML)
2ch of "euphoric" clean to neve color (GR)
4ch of Avedis slightly to the warm side

That's 18ch already, I need 4ch more preferably in 500 format.
What should I be looking for?
Old 23rd January 2013
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Possibly? m501 500 series microphone preamplifier

Im thinking that with the Nevish, API and UA covered some great clean would be good.
Who know?
Old 23rd January 2013
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I have great respect for Grace Design as I have used the m201 a lot. But I was thinking I could use one of the Audient units if I needed clean on the 501 level.
It would be better though to have some clean modules on the 500 racks and not to unmount the Audient from it's rack. And anyway, the Audient rack might be in use elsewhere.
Maybe I should pick some Forsell preamps
Old 24th January 2013
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I just see a lot of color in the pres you have which is why I would probably opt for clean myself just in case you get one of those gigs that needs that pure sound
Old 24th January 2013
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A-Designs P1 and Purple Biz come to mind, as neither of them is a Neve or API copy.

Haven't heard either, but I'd like to.

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