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Old 3rd March 2014
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Vintage Line Preamps


I spend the last days doing a internet research relating vintage line preamps, with attention on german broadcast modules - i'm from middle europe so that seems obvious to me.

It looks like there is really a lot of gear out there which would be suitable for my application, so i'm a bit confused and hope you could give me some advice.

My plan is to build a high quality summing mixer with 4 inputs and a master section.

I do not necessarily need to preamp microphones, mostly i will feed the preamp with line level signals from my DAW. I just want to add some color and vintage sound to the signals - thats the goal, and of course i hope that the analog summation will sound better than "in the box".

Q1: Can you guys recommend some modules which would fit for my application?

Q2: Are there any modules which would be adequate for both applications, mic and line preamp?

What i found so far is the Siemens V270, Siemens V272, Neumann 472-2, Telefunken V 374 a.

I would really appreciate if you could give me some advice,

Thanks a lot - George

....and please excuse my english
Old 4th March 2014
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Meris's Avatar
🎧 5 years
You will get the most color from a circuit with transformers in it. So, any of the vintage modules you've mentioned will likely get you close to what you are looking for in varying degrees. Summing mixers that include only linear summing amps don't add a lot of color to the mix bus but I don't think that's necessarily the point of those devices anyway.
Old 4th March 2014
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WasserSpitzer's Avatar
🎧 5 years
You really should just wait for that Radial summing mixer , were talking tubes and iron .
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