The newest version of VC3 (input conditioner with preamplifier, compressor and enhancer) where the enhancer has been replaced by a fixed 3-band EQ (Meequaliser)
...spice it up a little bit with a nice channel strip around $200. I was thinking about a Joe Meek VC3Q on ebay but i'm not too sure what everyone's opinion on it was. Any ideas?
As a fan of Joe Meek stuff I hope you'll indulge my straying away from the "LA2A clone" theme. The guy who designed most of the Joe Meek stuff still designs and hand-makes gear in the UK today, Ted Fletcher. https://tfpro.com/ His P38EX is a very versatile stereo compressor but may be out of...
The Joe Meek VC3Q is comprised of a pre-amp, an opto-compressor and a 3-band EQ housed in a 1/2U rack unit with the striking green front panel and solid metal construction.
On the back of the unit there is an XLR Mic Input (with 48V Phantom Power switch), a 1/4 jack input, Insert point 1/4 jack,...
The last reviewer summed up the looks and functionality of VC3Q.
This unit colors your tone, but not in a bad way - it's darker sounding, which can be very useful sometimes. Provides +48.
I'm using it mostly for recording bass guitar and vocals. This pre has lots and lots of headroom. The...
I had a matching pair of these in the 90s - this was during my Mackie 3208/PTIII era. the VC3Q added a nice sonic variation to the set up, particularly on vocals and acoustic guitar.
as I upgraded my system to better pres I sold these off, but truth be told, I wish I still had them today.