Here's a picture of the preamps you'll hear in these comparison recordings.

This download contains the male vocal samples from the 3D Pre CD Volume 2 which has been out of print for nearly four years now. These files feature recordings of male voice through a host of preamps. It enables the listener to hear the influence of the preamp on the sound when using the same source and microphone. Included are 35 male vocal recordings in mono, using a Jim Williams modified AKG C-414B-ULS microphone through 30 different preamps as well as 7 recordings through a Manley Reference mic. This download includes pictures from the 3D Preamp Listening Party, a complete list of the preamps, with URLs and pricing, a description of the testing procedure and a key to identify the preamps. Preamps included are: Amek 9098 Dual Mic Amp, Aphex 1100-Tube, ART Tube Channel, Audio Upgrades High-Speed Mic Preamp, Avalon VT-737, Buzz MA-2, Cranesong Flamingo, dbx 386, dbx 786, D.W. Fearn VT-2, Earthworks LAB 102, Focusrite Red 1, Focusrite ISA 110, Focusrite 430, GML 8300, Grace Design 201, Great River MP-2MH, Hardy M-1, Langevin, Mackie 1604 VLZ Pro, Manley Dual Mono, Martech MSS-10, Millennia HV-3B, Millennia M-2B, Neve 1081, Oram MWS, Presonus MP20, Sytek, Telefunken V-76, Vac Rac, Vintech 1272.

Produced by Lynn Fuston.

The singer is Shane Wilson, Nashville session singer, performing his own composition titled "He Is My Fortress." Here is an MP3 sample of Shane singing through the DW Fearn VT-2 preamp.

NOTE: These are 16-bit, 44.1 kHz AIFF audio files that can be burned directly to CD. Due to a limitation in Windows Media Player, WMP will NOT play these files. They will play in iTunes, Quicktime or on any DAW that supports the AIFF format.

To buy and download the 3D Pre CD Male Vocal samples, click the button below.

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Price: $12.50
Size: 304 MB

NOTE: High speed internet connection is required since the file is large (~300MB). Files are 16-bit, 44.1 kHz aiff files. Please anticipate 1-2 hours for download.