Then another question.
If you are comparing pre's, do you take their outputs and go through the console and switch between them or do you take them straight to tape and compare on playback? I am trying to figure out the best method of comparing one to another.
For years, I have taken the mic and plugged it into a preamp and then recorded that, then plugged in the same mic to the next and recorded that. Usually by the time I've heard each once, I've made up my mind.
Someone recently questioned my going through the console and the coloration that might impart, but I figure that everything will eventually go through the console anyway and as long as each goes through the same path, then the comparison is still valid.
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