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Old 01-22-2007, 09:47 PM
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What is your Favorite Preamp for Drum Overheads. was thinking about a Millenia but thought id ask first.

was also Curious about

Langevin DVC
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Old 01-23-2007, 02:24 AM
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Old 01-23-2007, 07:17 AM
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Default Re: What is your Favorite Preamp for Drum Overheads

Pre-amping what? The mic's have the most crutial influence on the sound.
Maybe consider alternate mic choices as well.

Mic's make the biggest difference to me (just after the source itself)

consider a sm57 and sm58...... about the same cost, both unidirectional cardoid mics.......very different sounding.

Beyond that discussion, Tube mic pre's are very different than non-tube pre's...... that all depends on what you want to hear.
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Old 01-23-2007, 10:08 AM
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Default Re: What is your Favorite Preamp for Drum Overheads

well i was looking at some mics too. i was just curious what alot of you favored for a Preamp for Overheads while i am on a preamp buying spree
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Old 01-23-2007, 10:19 AM
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well i was looking at some mics too. i was just curious what alot of you favored for a Preamp for Overheads while i am on a preamp buying spree
I think what PMoshay was pointing out (and what I am pointing out) is that most of the time I choose the preamp to go with the mic. Or put another way, I choose the mic first, then choose the best match from the available preamps.

My answer would be in the form of a question:
What type of preamp do you not already have (or not have enough of), and what type of mics do you typically like on drum overheads?
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Old 01-24-2007, 01:39 AM
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A pair of KM84's with one of these Vintech pre's
The DPA 4006 is great for spaced omni setup
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KM84s with the Chandler LTD-1 (x2)
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Old 01-24-2007, 08:28 AM
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30 years of AKG 451's as standard ..Millennia pre's work well

ocassionally I have used 414eb's or U87's
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Old 01-24-2007, 08:55 AM
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You dont mention your budget... I am slightly limited and last year purchased a True System Precision 8 and have been very happy. It does not do a whole lot of coloration to your mic (which I like) so your mic will sound like your mic, which sends you right back to mic choice...I've used everything from Shure SM81's to Royer 122's and have been very happy with the results of each of those..Good luck and happy hunting....
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The Precision 8's are decent middle of the line mic pre. Very little color, nice sounding. HOT AS HADES! You can fry and egg on on those, so make sure you have enough space in your rack to leave 1U above the unit open.

Tubes on overheads are often nice. Like a Summit 200B. I'll either go that route, or big iron, like a Neve (or Great River).

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