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12 years ago
When doing any testing, be sure to always keep in mind the two sources must be perfectly level-matched. The "after" versions are 3dB (VO) and 6dB (guitar) louder than their respective "before" versions.
What else does it really do apart the 9kHz 4dB boost obviously inspired by Neumann U87 and the good amount of added noise?
BTW: I remember your voice from the recording you posted a few months ago - awsome charismatic timbre I must repeat.
I wish I could order a voice like this from somewhere for $300 :( :)
Originally posted by Ed Belknap I received the Mojave MA-2 kit a few months ago, but still haven't gotten around to building it. However, I did build one of Scott Dorsey/Kludge Audio's FET upgrades for another MXL2001-P I had, and the improvement over a stock MXL is astounding. Top end gets much smoother; none of that harsh bright treble that plagues most Chinese LDCs. Secondly, the low end extension is astonishing! You just don't realize how much damage to bass response the stock transformer is inflicting until you rip it out (Dorsey's electronics are transformerless). Overall it's cleaner, quieter, and flatter response. I think you can still get article reprints with parts info from Recording Magazine.So I'm looking forward to building the Mojave as soon as I have some free time, and then comparing that to the Kludge'd MXL. Will post my results here.
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