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Old 01-03-2012, 11:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Gazzamundo View Post
...Is it worth the expenditure? And if so, what do you recommend?
Hi Gary...
I've come to the conclusion for most average home studio recordings, for the average user, mic preamps are pretty over priced, and don't show enough improvement in the final recordings.

I had good success and great results with a moderately priced two channel Bellarri tube preamp for 8 years in our home studio. None of the artists who were frequenting my studio were recording for major labels, and were just producing CDs for sale at gigs and concerts, or to give away to family and friends.

Depending on your application of the recordings, I think one can drop more money than is practical with little to show for it on preamps.

I think the room and treatment, and mic technique is more important.

Larry J

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