… over the weekend i had some time to really dig in with the new pres.
i first used them while tracking some electric guitars. the close mic’s sound was full and clear. great body and tone. also used them for some ambient room sound, and this is where the se-pre1 really began to shine and reveal their unique and wonderful sound. backing off the source really let the pre open up and i was able to hear the depth of the tone. it really picked up the fullness of the space. the pre’s were able to bring out the sound from each corner of the room, with great depth and detail. crystal clear highs and a fullness across the whole spectrum.
also, got to use the se-pre1 on a melodica track, and the results were amazing. the tone was full, rich and very creamy. very natural and immediate. the melodica tracks sounded so lifelike that i was shocked.
i have to say that i am very excited to get to work with these pre’s. they sound terrific, and so far everything that they have come near has sounded great.