#1
Hey everyone. Wondering what the best bang for buck preamp is for what im looking for. I will be using a solo 610 for recording a few guitar, bass and vocal tracks for home recording, but its not something i think i can afford to buy at the moment. My budget is about $600 +/- $50 and I would like something that could cover guitar bass and vocals as well as the 610. Thanks.
#3
i should mention i plan on using amp simulators for bass and guitar. And I'll be singing into a SM57 or a 4041 depending on the situation
#4
look for the edit button. don't triple post. what are you using for an interface? or just a mic pre is that mean? i like my scarlet interface a lot. really nice preamp for mics but its not tube.
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I have a CI1...but interface should not be as big of an issue no? especially if i have a good preamp?
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I have a CI1...but interface should not be as big of an issue no? especially if i have a good preamp?


i am out of my expertise. but the interface puts the signal. it can only be as good as it is transfer to the computer. a separate preamp i do not know what it would exactly do, but the chain is only as strong as the weakest leak.
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Hey everyone. Wondering what the best bang for buck preamp is for what im looking for. I will be using a solo 610 for recording a few guitar, bass and vocal tracks for home recording, but its not something i think i can afford to buy at the moment. My budget is about $600 +/- $50 and I would like something that could cover guitar bass and vocals as well as the 610. Thanks.
Please don't post the almost same thing in more than one section of the forum, it becomes quite hard to keep track of everything for everybody then.

Anyway, depends on the sound you wanna get.
The 610 sounds fairly transparent (in the worst possible way if ya ask me) and lotsa stuff would do what you want better than that if ya ask me.

If you really only want a pre get a Warm Audio tone beast for something pretty damn versatile, a GAP pre73dlx if you want something very colored, or an FMR RNP if you want something transparent.
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i would prefer it be tube.
Stuff like this doesn't work as guitar amps, and here tubes color the sound a lot less than in guitar amps.

No reason to want a tube pre apart from the fact that "omg it has tubes they sound better and stuff 'cause I heard it on the internet and my cheap SS practice amp sounds bad".

Choose a pre that sounds good instead of one that looks good.
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i should mention i plan on using amp simulators for bass and guitar.
Then invest in a good one and let alone guitar rig, amplitube, bias, pod farm and overloud.
The softube amp rooms, the LePou stuff and scuffham s gear are good.
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And I'll be singing into a SM57 or a 4041 depending on the situation
A mic affects the sound a lout more than a pre, and your mic's aren't ideal for recording vocals, especially if you want a "pro" result.

Consider getting something else.
Again, what depends on your voice and the result you wanna achieve.
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I have a CI1...but interface should not be as big of an issue no? especially if i have a good preamp?
You're on the wrong track.

A 610 into a CI1 is gonna sound about as good as a CI1.

Conveters play a biiig part in the sound you're getting, and the weakest link in a lot of interfaces is the converters section.

With your money you're much better off getting an interface with better converters and better pre's and abandon the idea of a new, fancy looking pre.

If you have a mac get a used apogee duet, if you have a pc either get an SPL crimson or an audient id22.
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A decent interface with good built-in preamps will do the job you want. Apogee Duet or even the single channel version will fit the bill just fine, as will many others. I'm not sure why you think you need tubes.

As mentioned, the quality of the converters is quite important, as is the choice of mic.

I frequently record my guitars (acoustic archtop and electrics) and voice, through a wide range of equipment;
Gefell mics,
Sennheiser pencil condensers and LDC,
several other mics,
Cranesong Flamingo preamps,
Rupert Neve Portico preamps and eq,
Metric Halo interfaces (2882 and ULN-2)

None of it has tubes anywhere, and all of it is top shelf stuff. I still can make myself sound like crap, though, with something as simple as the wrong mic placement. Get a decent interface, a decent mic, and practice your recording techniques.
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