Dark Horse Institute instructor, Steve Lamm, will be talking to you on this week’s episode of Tech Tuesday on how Mic Preamp Distortion may create great tones.
Ensuring that the signal is not distorted, mic preamps on gain staging are used but have sufficient gain to be recorded. Using distortion, some of the best, fun tones may be created. To attain proper gain staging, Steve demonstrated different methods using a Klark Teknik DI, Brent Averill 1073 PreAmp, SSL 6000 analog console, and a Paul Reed Smith guitar. To heighten distortion and make impressive tones without overusing your Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) or tape, Steve covers input gain vs. output gain.