Hi all. . .
First post here.
I'm an old (55) old-school analog fool, but I am wanting to get a great metal tone for a recording project.
I was thinking of buying an Engl e530 preamp thinking that it could get me there, but I've read that the real key to a great metal sound is the use of "impulses." Now, I've read a bit about what an impulse is. What I need to know is if there is any sort of outboard box that will go between the Engl and my analog recorder that will impart impulses to the recording.
So. . . that's it in a nutshell: Is there some sort of box that will give me that impulse sound without the use of a computer?
Thanks very much, gentlemen (and ladies).
Yes there is - Ola did a demonstrationof this thing a little while back that looks like it would do just what you need it to.
YT: Ola's Torpedo Live Professional Digital Load box
Problem is, it's not cheap. So, is there any reason you need to use your analog recorder? If it's a portastudio-style standalone unit, you'd actually gan a lot of flexibility going full digital, though there's a cost associated with that, too (an interface). If your recorder allows you to record a whole bunch of tracks at once and that's the reason you want to use it, then that would be a little tricky but you could still record your raw tracks to it, then grab a cheap USB 2-channel interface ($99 or less, these days) and use it to record tracks from the recorder to your computer, then manually align them and mix them "in the box," so to speak. You could then add impulses here.