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Old 02-25-2013, 11:28 AM   #1
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Acoustic Recordings: Do I need a Tube Preamp?

I'm incredibly happy to be able to release my first CD here in the early summertime. I have a few tracks online and I would love to hear how I could improve the quality.

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I currently blend the DI signal from my Takamine G series and an AT2020 through a Presonus Audiobox USB into Studio One v.2 Producer.

Was debating about getting a Tube preamp to help out the quality, such as the ART MPA 2.
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Old 02-26-2013, 02:30 PM   #2
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Was debating about getting a Tube preamp to help out the quality, such as the ART MPA 2.



Doubt it.


Try a coincident pair (or even spaced pair) of small diaphram condensors rather than the AT2020 (not that the AT2020 not a decent mic). You might like these better.

Or add a room mic?

The tube sound can be easily simulated by a VST add in in your DAW if you wanted to try it, but I don't think is suits modern acoustic guitar sounds.
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Old 02-27-2013, 01:23 PM   #3
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Okay thanks for the tip! I do have a single CM90 at the moment that I could give a try until i can afford a matched pair of small diaphragm condensors.

Any recommendations for a good, warm sounding small diaphragm pair for around $300?
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