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Preamp/Padding shootout using Deliverance DI pack

Discussion in 'Backline' started by JakeAC5253, Jun 7, 2013.

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Which clip sounds the best?

  1. Clip A sounds better

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  2. Clip B sounds better

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    63.6%
  3. Too close to decide

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  1. JakeAC5253

    JakeAC5253 Frozen Sun Audio

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    It is a popular technique with some engineers to engage the mic pad on a preamp and then run the channel gain knob higher so as to push the preamp into its nonlinear range in order to sweeten the sound. This is a technique that comes from mostly vintage hardware, but it could be applicable as a general rule depending on the design of the preamp in question. Today I am testing if my channel preamps are the type that benefit from this type of thing with a heavy guitar tone. This is tested on the rhythm guitars only, which are high passed at 80Hz and low passed at 12k only, no other processing was done to them.

    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/8838613/Shootout/Deliverance Preamp Test/Reamp A.mp3

    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/8838613/Shootout/Deliverance Preamp Test/Reamp B.mp3
     
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    I thought A sounded a little better , what preamp you using?
     
  3. JakeAC5253

    JakeAC5253 Frozen Sun Audio

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    That will be revealed later because I don't want brand names to bias peoples' experience of the clips. Thanks for giving feedback!
     
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    I thought the tone on clip B suited the material better than A did.
     
  5. JakeAC5253

    JakeAC5253 Frozen Sun Audio

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    Only 3 votes.
     
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    I liked B better. Had more clarity to it I think.
    A sounded pretty nice too though
     
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  8. JakeAC5253

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    A is mic straight in gain dialed as normal.
    B is pad engaged and gain dialed to compensate.
     
  9. Jaymz

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    Hah nice!
     

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