Michael Beinhorn, Frank Filipetti Rely on SSL XL SuperPre for Guitar Tracks

Sep 18, 2003 12:00 PM, Editors

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While recording Fuel’s latest project at Chalice Recording Studios, producer Michael Beinhorn and multiple Grammy Award-winner Frank Filipetti used an Solid State Logic XL SuperPre™ SuperAnalogue Remote Signal-Acquisition microphone preamp system.

“We listened to a wide variety of microphone preamps because we were recording guitars and we wanted to find the best ones for the job,” said Beinhorn. “We were very fortunate to get the SSL SuperPre’s to try them. Out of all the microphone preamps that we tried, the results were definitely a revelation. We found that the SSL’s were simply superior. The response was faster than everything else, and the detail on them was really spectacular to the point that the artist was actually able to notice the improvement over their experience with other gear.”

Filipetti added: “The results were especially eye-opening, because we put the SSL’s up against vintage, discrete circuit mic pre’s, and the SSL SuperPre’s were better. The entire experience with the SuperPre's was terrific. The SuperPre’s seem to do a lot of things equally well. One, they have a lot of bottom-end power, and at the same time, they have a lot of air and openness at the top. They were also very smooth in the upper-mids. It is a very nice combination, and I wish we could have used them on the entire project."

According to Beinhorn, the advantage of the remote SuperPre system is that it provides the shortest path to the preamp of a microphone level signal, reducing any negative cable artifacts. “They are outside of the console, and can therefore be positioned anywhere inside of the studio environment. The SuperPre’s are different than other microphone preamps that can be moved around, in that you can actually control their relative volume from a remote-control device inside the control room. That’s just an amazing bit of flexibility.”

For more, visit www.solid-state-logic.com.






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