Putting Preamps to the Test!
Thinking about investing in a preamp or two, but wondering what you might be getting yourself into? How much difference can a preamp REALLY make? Is there a huge difference in quality between the "high-end" and the "low-end" models? Which one will suit your studio? The 3D Mic Pre CD can go a long way towards answering some of those questions. On this CD you'll find 67 tracks of vocal and acoustic guitar performances, each through a different mic pre. Over $75,000 worth of preamps were tested, a wide variety that includes many different makes and models. The liner notes included detailed information about exactly how the tests were done (they had a custom switch made to transparently switch between them) as well as a key as to which preamp is used on each track. How much difference was there between the $395 mic pre and the $8000 mic pre? Pick up the 3D Pre CD and judge for yourself! It's an invaluable resource for any studio owner or recording professional.