Curtis’ border=’1′> Caption: Marc Lee used the PreSonus ADL 600 on 50 Cent’s new album, CurtisBaton Rouge, LA (September 24, 2007)–Marc Lee, a longtime fan of tube gear from Anthony DeMaria, recently tried the DeMaria-designed PreSonus ADL 600 Preamplifier on the new 50 Cent CD, Curtis. Lee won a Grammy for Best Reggae Album in 2005 for Damian Marley’s Welcome to Jamrock.
“I’ve been a longtime fan of Anthony DeMaria’s compressors,” says Lee, “so I jumped at the chance to test out this mic pre from PreSonus. I’ve used it on everything from the stereo bus of a reggae mix to the stereo output of a drum machine on the new 50 Cent album. The sound is very warm and punchy, just what I would expect from a three-tube per channel DeMaria mic pre,” says Lee.
Lee adds, “I like the trim so you don’t have to conform to the 5db step increments that other mic pres give you, and the four different mic impedances give me more options for getting better tone whether I’m using a DI or a microphone.”