Is the Universal Audio 4-710d the best microphone preamp for drums?
By merging the best of UA’s classic analog design with smart modern features and workflow enhancements, the 4-710d is the most flexible microphone preamp in the UA lineup. In a general sense, what makes the Universal Audio 4-710d a go-to for recording drums?
Which side of the 710 should I put it on?
Preamps are the 710 and sound great on all sources. I start in the Class A side and blend in the tube warmth and character needed. If you put it all the way to the tube side you will notice the noise floor, though class A side has negligible noise.
What makes the 4-710d so special?
Featuring four high-end mic/line preamps with a unique tube/solid-state tone blending circuit, as well as classic 1176-style compression on each mic channel, the 4-710d also offers tons of digital I/O to expand your setup. At the core of the 4-710d are four channels of tone-blending “Twin-Finity” mic preamps.
What kind of compression should I put on my 4-710d?
The 1176-style compression in the 4-710d is also great for throwing on a room mic, and getting the maximum compression out of it for a really squashed sound that you can blend into the overall drum mix.
What kind of tube preamp is a 4 710d?
4-710d Vacuum Tube Preamp The 4-710d high voltage (285 VDC) Class-A tube preamp section is based upon both classic guitar amplifier design and classic tube mic preamp design. The circuit utilizes a 12AX7 tube for warmth and roundness and is the second gain stage, located downstream from the Gain control pot.
What is your review of the Universal Audio 710 twin-Finity?
I first had the opportunity to review Universal Audio’s 710 Twin-Finity in the summer of 2009. I found it to be a versatile, affordable and innovative take on the tube vs. solid-state preamp.
What is the difference between the 4-710d and the 710 twin-Finity?
The 4-710d preamps offer all the features of Universal Audio’s 710 Twin-Finity, plus compressors on each channel. I first had the opportunity to review Universal Audio’s 710 Twin-Finity in the summer of 2009.