AMAZING Mic Pre-Amps for Overheads? (around £500)

Discussion in 'Recording/Live Sound' started by Spratty59, May 17, 2011.

  1. Spratty59

    Spratty59 Member

    Jan 26, 2010
    Portsmouth, UK
    I have posted 3 Similar topics because I want some quite direct answers.
    (Not attempting to spam.)

    Generally Looking for an incredible Stereo mic Pre-amp for over heads.
    I want it to just pick the whole kit up nicely not too much of the cymbals or anything and MAYBE but not necessarily fatten it up a 'tad' (but a tad only).

    I had the RNP in mind but wanted to double check. I hear it constantly compared with the DAV BG1?

  2. GuitarsFromMars

    GuitarsFromMars Member

    Jun 7, 2004
    playing in traffic...
    This is a Gearslutz kind of question.

    Some record here, but the info shared is more guitar-centric.

    Rane MS1b, GAP 73...
  3. chrisgraff

    chrisgraff Member

    Oct 2, 2002
    Nashville, TN
    A popular choice in Nashville for that application is the Langevin Dual Vocal Combo.

    perfect eq/comp (limiting) for overheads.

    One sold on ebay recently for $1226 USD. A little out of your price range, but not much.
  4. KillerV

    KillerV Member

    Mar 13, 2007
    Ladismith WC, South Africa
    I'll recommend something based on all 3 your threads (not gonna post it in every thread, though :D ) and my experience

    Try the FMR Audio RNP. It's right in your price range. It's just slightly colored but still quite clean and it's a stereo unit, so you'll be covered for overheads. I track a LOT of guitars with the RNP and I've always been happy. Using the Hi-Z input, you can get a great bass sound (not just my opinion - I know lots of pros who love tracking bass through it).

    Other pre's do add different colors, but the RNP's quality is right up there. I think of the RNP as sort of the SM57 of the preamp world - a quality, if a little boring, unit that delivers pro results - amazing results on some sources - at a really amazing price. If it was in a nicer box, you'd pay 3x more for it. I have a couple and don't think I'll ever part with them. Do not be put off by snobs who look down on the RNP because of price and/or looks. THIS BOX ROCKS!!!
  5. loudboy

    loudboy Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Sedona, AZ
    Used Hardy or Great River MP-2MH

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