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Feigr
Mallcore Kid

Joined: Sat Apr 07, 2012 2:45 pm
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Location: Spain
PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2013 3:14 am 
 

Hi

I want to buy a sound compressor and a preamp for my budget analog homestudio. I don't know which ones to buy, so I thought I might ask here.

I record mostly metal (black, death, thrash, doom, speed), but some rock, ambient and folk as well. The equipment in the studio:

*Tascam 414 MK-II 4-track recorder
*Behringer Xenyx 802 mixer
*Some old 1980s monitors
*Shure SM57 (for recording instruments)
*AKG D-3300 (for recording vocals)

Giving the equipment I use and what I record, which compressor and pre-amp do you recommend me?

Also, do you think I should get some other gear that might be necessary to record? I've been told that with all these specs, a compressor and a pre-amp it should be enough, but I prefer to ask just in case.

Thanks!
Feigr

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blackswordstudio
Mallcore Kid

Joined: Sun May 26, 2013 8:37 am
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Location: Sweden
PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2013 9:30 am 
 

i think the golden age pre 73 http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/mar09/a ... epre73.htm is some good shit. heard lots of good thinks about it.
good luck!
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maladie
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Joined: Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:42 am
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Location: Norway
PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 6:17 am 
 

It really all depends on the type of sound you want to have. What type of compressor are you looking into mostly? Optic, tube, FET?

I'd also recommend that you update your mics to something better than just an SM57 to record any instrument. Remember that your whole signal chain is only as good as the weakest link in it.
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Feigr
Mallcore Kid

Joined: Sat Apr 07, 2012 2:45 pm
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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 7:13 am 
 

maladie, I really have no idea about types of compressor, so I don't know what kind I want...

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