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Thread: John Hardy M1, Buzz SA1.1, or Brent Averill 1272

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    John Hardy M1, Buzz SA1.1, or Brent Averill 1272

    Hey guys.... upgrading my mic pre (ART PRO MPA) .........which of these would you point me to for Gospel-R&B production/Midi Tracking, and vocals.....looking for color-fatness/2 ch. pre that will serve my Midi Tracks to LOGIC and also work well with tracking vocals.....

    thanks
    note: I have an ADL-300G stereo tube D.I. to feed the pres for the Midi Tracking, if this helps with direction......

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    All of them.
    Fletcher
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    thanks much, Fletcher!!!!!!

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    They are all top shelf pres. Just to make things worse, how about the Great River MP2NV. I don't think you could go wrong with any of them. Part of me says Hardy though.

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    While the Hardy and Buzz both receive high marks, they are typically thought of as being pretty clean. The 1272 would be more colored. Also the Hardy does not have a DI to run keyboards through, and I'm not sure if the Buzz does. I really like my Great River MP-2NV for warming up my synth tracks.

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    I've been using the ssa1.1 for over a year now day in and day out. I use other pres as well ( a borrowed focusrite red 8 on occasion and rnp/rnc combos)but its pretty interesting that pre that seems uncloured / neutral while tracking allows for the music to happen while mixing.

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    Between those 3 I would take the Hardy in a heartbeat. Hey, that's got rhythm....Hardy in a Heartbeat. Big and clean.

    The Buzz is OK but if you get a Buzz, get an MA2.2, and the 1272...I'm sorry...I don't get that pre at all. Sounds like a blanket is over everything. Maybe good for bass, or tracks where singer is supposed to sound like he is behind a closet door.

    JMHO.

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    Originally posted by bradd:
    <STRONG> ...Also the Hardy does not have a DI to run keyboards through, and I'm not sure if the Buzz does....</STRONG>
    Just to clarify, the SSA1.1 does have DI inputs with seperate gain controls, the MA2.2 does not.

    Tim.
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    I like the Buzz MA 2.2 with the transformer output option. Two flavors. Yummy!

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