Full and Rich Great Vocal Pre
Recently tried this on a singer songwriter piano player a la Elton John, Billy Joel. Used a Miktek CV4 and included a light dusting of a Cranesong Falcon compressor. The mids were the star of this setup, thick full and rich working with the piano without any eq during tracking. The intimate parts of the songs were warm, very present, clear and emotional using proximity effect in a very musical way that my others pres could not replicate. The highs just seemed to be a natural extension of the mids blending in a natural way that added a wonderful color.
I A/B'd this pre against a great river 500NV (which is one of my go to vocal pres) with the same setup and it seemed the highs were a little more pronounced on the GR which I felt I would have to eq to fit better with this singer,
I was surprised at how well balanced the Heritage is and the type of mojo it had. I was looking for another what I would consider a "vocal" pre to add to my collection (API, Millenia, UA, newer NEVE) and this is certainly a keeper possibly being more of a go to now over my other favs. If it proves to be as good on other sources I may have to get another.