art mic preamp

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by riotboi911, Mar 6, 2005.

  1. riotboi911


    Dec 18, 2004
    i was wondering what kind of possiblies that this thing would offer.

    ive read the reviews. the price isn't all that bad.

    but what does tube technology offer to my iffy vocal abilities?
  2. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    If you are refering to the Art Tube MP, there are many possibilities: impedance matching, phantom power if needed, direct box, balanced and unbalanced outputs. I think it sounds pretty good for bass, I've never tried it for vocals.
  3. riotboi911


    Dec 18, 2004
    yes thats exactly what im refering too

    but maybe you could rephrase that in english for me
  4. Tash


    Feb 13, 2005
    Bel Air Maryland
    I have one, I hate it. Its supposed to add "life" to vocal tracks, which I guess it does if you consider "annoying inscessant hissing" to be "life" :eyebrow:

    Nothing I could do ever got the hiss out. The weird thing is that 90% of what I've recorded through it has been death/black metal style vocals. You'd think this type of vocal track would be nearly imune to hiss but the ART consistently manages to amaze me in its ability to ruin an otherwise perfect vocal take.

    I ended up ditching it when I figured out how to eidit presets on my J-Station enough to get a good vocal sound: Fender head + 212 celestion greenback + light reverb + compressor = good vocals :)