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Old 02-11-2003, 03:28 PM
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Default OT: RNP mini review

I'll try to break the "PT6, OSX, Waves 4" monotony with a little review of the RNP - this is a "mini" review because of the very narrow range of testing conditions:

(my basic setup is RNP to RME ADI-8AE to 001, 24 bit, 44.1k)

I used my RNP (finally!) with an XY and ORTF setup of MXL 603s (they were what I had set up, I'm lazy) on my acoustic guitar and also used it direct with my custom Strat.

603/RNP:
First thing I noticed was that at the same gain level on the RNP, the actual gain results were different. One flick of one of the 603s created a pop and then they were the same. Crappy QC on the 603, no fault of RNP. Once I started playing, The immediate thoughts that ran through my head were "detailed", "clear", and "PUNCHY" (in a good way). The notes kind of popped off my guitar and through the signal chain. It was like looking at beautiful summer day through a perfectly cleaned window (cheesy, sorry).
Then, I tuned to drop D to test the RNP's low end (or at least how it handled the low frequency content of my guitar)...and Wow! I don't exactly know how to put it except for...it seems like the RNP just "knows" what to do with the complexities of the low frequency information fed to the mics. My guitar sounded large and tight, not boxy or flabby. With my 001, my only other preamp comparisons I've used for any length of time have been the 001's and a Presonus MP20 (w/Jensens). the RNP is the winner.

direct electric:
Nothing super special as I'm not exactly fond of direct electric tone anyhow (and I was again too lazy to take my bass out of its case). FWIW, though, it was very clear and, again, punchy. I'm going to try my bass sometime soon.
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Old 02-11-2003, 04:50 PM
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Default Re: OT: RNP mini review

Chris,

Do you happen to own the RNC as well? If so, can you tell me if there is any signal loss, or degradation, when the RNC is inserted into the RNP and bypassed?

All the reviews of the RNP have been very favorable, and it sounds like a good investment. Keep us posted on further tests. I'd like to know of any specific sources/microphones it does and doesn't work well with. I just bought a Great River MP-2NV, and loving it, but would like to add some more mic pres in the future and the RNP may be the ticket.

In case you weren't aware, Funk Logic makes some groovy rack mount panels for the FRM stuff, and will offer some for the RNP soon. Currently, they offer an oak box for vertical mounting of the RNC and RNP.

Check 'em out:
http://www.funklogic.com/mainfunk.htm


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Old 02-11-2003, 05:12 PM
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Default Re: OT: RNP mini review

that is some funky $h*t on that site... very funny [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]

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Old 02-11-2003, 10:51 PM
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Chris,

Do you happen to own the RNC as well?
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Yep... the RNC is one of the cleanest compressors you'll find for maintaining signal clarity whilst either crunching the heck out of it or in bypass. I wouldn't sweat it. But, as always, if you're not using a piece of gear, it's best just not to have it patched into your signal chain.

Man, I've got my eyes on a GR MP-1NV, but my bank account has its eyes blackened after all the upgrading I just went through!
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