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redelephant

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John Hardy M-1 or BAE 312A
« on: May 20, 2004, 08:10:21 am »

I have $1600 to spend on two new mic pres. I want a big, clean, and punchy sound. I am mainly looking for sweet drum pres. I have heard that anything API will do me just fine, but I have also heard that the John Hardy's are amazing. Any suggestions? I am open to other options too.

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Re: John Hardy M-1 or BAE 312A
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2004, 10:11:53 am »

You need to go and listen to both; their completely different animals. Call mercenary.
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Re: John Hardy M-1 or BAE 312A
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2004, 08:08:26 pm »

The M-1 is awesome but I only use it on vocals.

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Re: John Hardy M-1 or BAE 312A
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2004, 02:33:46 am »

I dig the Hardy stuff on drums just fine. I can't comment on the API stuff because my experience with them is limited,{unfortunately}. The above advise is great though,. Get both in the room and decide for your self.
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Re: John Hardy M-1 or BAE 312A
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2004, 03:30:45 pm »

meverylame wrote on Thu, 20 May 2004 15:11

You need to go and listen to both; their completely different animals. Call mercenary.


I wish I could afford to have both at the same time, but the Averill's are hard to get and only have a 10 day refund policy. I would, under normal circumstances get both and return the lesser, but I can't this time.
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Re: John Hardy M-1 or BAE 312A
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2004, 02:32:52 pm »

redelephant wrote on Thu, 20 May 2004 13:10

I want a big, clean, and punchy sound.



Well, that about summs up my BAE 312A  Very Happy . It also has a nice extended low-end, great for recording bass DI.

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Re: John Hardy M-1 or BAE 312A
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2004, 02:12:35 pm »

redelephant wrote on Sat, 22 May 2004 12:30


I wish I could afford to have both at the same time, but the Averill's are hard to get and only have a 10 day refund policy. I would, under normal circumstances get both and return the lesser, but I can't this time.


Why not get a real API from Mercenary instead of getting the Averill version?  Then you could compare both units, which of course will be a much better way to evaluate which one works better for you than reading about other peoples' experiences.

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