don't we all?
Super excited to add the following to our humble (but growing) gear list
Focusrite (green) voicebox
Focusrite (green) dual channel pre
1 extra Aphex 107 (dual channel pre)
Grace Design M101
Those Aphex pres are pretty awesome. They came out maybe 10 years ago and were the first to employ the now ubiquitous "tube-essence" LOL Even better, they aren't considered to be "sexy" in the way of pres, so they are quite affordable.
They are quality, like say, a Coach handbag, but without the designer price-tag. All the better for me.
I was very impressed with our first Aphex 107 pre, it's clean, good amount of gain, and not too coloured.
So far, I've used it on Toms and electric guitars. I'll need to experiment more and give you a little more feedback.
Then there's the Focusrites,.
I'm not a huge fan of Focusrite gear, in general. The ISA series from the 90's are great, but their newer gear is a little "pro-sumer" for my taste. And the Red series? Meh, too "over the top" and purposefully coloured for me.
But ,..I remember ,with fondness, the focusrite greens we had at Battery studios back in the day.
They were quite respectable, so when I saw these listed on Ebay, I watched them like a hawk.
and then, well, I splurged,. I got the Grace M101. I really needed one more pre and I figured I'd might as well get something good.
And there you have it. I'll be living on the tried and true Italian staple, red sauce and pasta for the rest of the month, but I think these pres are worth the sacrifice.
Who needs food when you can have good gear?
More to come!