Some notes from shite I posted at TOMB:
FWIW, as a bedroom mechanic (where’s that come from? ), I only record one or mebbe a stereo track at the same time, overdubbing onto drums&bass or drums&guitar I recorded with my drummer. We use a Zoom R16, so I really have no need for a board, per se (altho’ we have a Mackie 1202.)
As for why different pre’s, well, I periodically suffer recurrent outbreaks of a pocket-book debilitating disease – mebbe you heard of it – called G.A.S.
That said, the vibe is completely different singing thru a Meek VC1Q or Altec into a 1176 clone, vs. into a Summit to an RNC, or just into a Eureka, for example. I use a Brick for DI bass (often into a dbx160XT), but prefer a ISA1 or a UA710 for keys and guitars. To some extent, it’s like just by changing pre’s (and of course mic’s and comps) you are getting distinguishing EQ that sets a track in its own space. Needlessly expensive, mebbe even silly and anal? Yep, but there ya go.
Aiight, other than drums (thru the Zoom R16), all thru a Universal Audio 710 pre:
See, 24-7 365-52.
This one’s everything thru the ISA1 but the R16 live drums and rhythm guitar (and I forgot when I did the bass): Die (I Wanna).
LdGtrs: G&L F100-Marshall-E609-ISA1
Here is one where the Summit 2AB-221 is the only pre.
Drums: krister-Ryam’s-16 (AT4040-OHs)
Ld Voc: SM7B-Summit-VLA
BV’s: MD421 II-Summit-VLA
Here is one where the Altec 1589B is on all vocals and guitars. (Bass was live into the Zoom R16 at same time as drums.)
Drums: krister-yama’s-R16 (OH AT4040’s)
Bass: Hohner Headless Jazz-R16
LdVoc: SM7B-Altec 1589B-RNC
BV: AKGd310BB-Altec 1589B-RNC
Here is one with the Presonus Eureka pre on all vocals and guitars. (Bass was live into the Zoom R16 at same time as drums.)
Drums: Krister-Yama’s- Zoom R16
ElecRthmGtr: F100-Rick M8E-E609-Eureka
LdGtr: Wildkat-Rick M8E-E609-Eureka