I got into a discussion with Jimmy Peggie about preamps for the Ergo gamba and piezo pickups in general. In the end I promised to record a sample with and without a preamp made for acoustic instruments.
- Sample 1 First I connected the gamba directly to my LEM rdx 82u mixer. The mixer has USB out and acted as A/D converter, I did the recordings in Audacity on the computer.
- Sample 2 Then I connected a Behringer V-Tone Acoustic ADI 21 preamp between the gamba and the mixer.
- Sample 3 Just for fun I connected my Behringer Virtualizer PRO between the preamp and the mixer. This is the setup I usually have when playing.
The method of the test is questionable, I pretty much used the settings on everything that happened to be dialed in when I started, very little adjustments took place. No doubt I can tweak a better sound on all setups. But I did not have the time for that this time.
I might get back to this project later and redo the recordings when I have a bit more time on my hands.