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Articles Tagged Preamps

  • Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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    PSW Staff 07/26/16 06:21 AM,
    Longtime musical collaborators Nigel Ward and Julian Flavin started working with Dexter Garcia on an unnamed project between home studio sessions and weekend trips to Montréal. The project became the dream-pop trio Seoul, and their debut album “I Become A Shade” became a reality with the help of Metric Halo. “Julian and I were never the kinds of musicians who would write a complete song and then go to the studio to record it,” explains Ward. “To us, the recording… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingNewsConcertDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsProcessorStudio

  • Monday, July 25, 2016
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    PSW Staff 07/25/16 08:43 AM,
    Having earned fame as the co-founder and front man of ‘80s Australian pop band Men at Work (“Down Under,” “Overkill,” “Who Can it Be Now?”), singer/songwriter Colin Hay went on to craft a career as a solo artist, with twelve solo albums to date. Men at Work evolved out of an acoustic duo, and Hay’s passion for recording vocal and acoustic guitar sounds made him an obvious candidate for Manley‘s preamplifiers and processors. While getting great sounds is the primary… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingNewsManufacturerMicrophoneStudio

  • Thursday, July 14, 2016
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    PSW Staff 07/14/16 01:24 PM,
    In response to market demand for built-in signal attenuation, API announces the new 512v microphone preamp. Incorporating every feature of the 512c, including API’s proprietary transformers and 2520 op amp, the new 512v also includes a variable output level control designed to meet the needs of audio professionals using DAW’s or other input level-sensitive devices in their workflow. The 512v offers 65 dB of gain as a mic preamp, 45 dB of gain as a line/instrument preamp, and a 20… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingNewsProductAnalogProcessorStudio

  • Monday, July 11, 2016
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    PSW Staff 07/11/16 09:11 AM,
    Schertler Group announces the release of ARTHUR (Format48) modular mixer, designed for studio or live use, which can be configured and built by the user. The mixer is created from a choice of different Class-A input and output modules - mic input, mic input ultra low noise, and mic input x4 units, yellow instrument input unit, stereo input unit, L/R master, aux master and external power-in units. These can be combined in any order and quantity to form both compact… View this story
    Filed in: AVNewsProductAnalogAVConsolesSound ReinforcementStageStudio

  • Tuesday, July 05, 2016
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    PSW Staff 07/05/16 03:12 PM,
    Audient announces the iD4, a compact and affordable bus-powered audio interface for singer songwriters and on-the-go producers. iD4 includes one console mic pre, AD converters, a JFET D.I, dual headphone outputs, console-style monitor control and Audient’s virtual scroll wheel technology, ‘ScrollControl’, all housed in compact, ergonomic, solid steel and aluminium casing. “iD4 puts Audient’s renowned sound into the hands of budding producers as well as singer songwriters wanting release-quality recordings from the start,” says Audient’s technical director, Tom Waterman.  “Even… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingNewsProductAVDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsStudio

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    PSW Staff 07/05/16 08:03 AM,
    GRAMMY-nominated producer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Jake Sinclair recently produced new records for Sia, Weezer, and Fall Out Boy, while simultaneously crafting his side project, Alohaha. Sinclair’s list of credits includes such artists as Taylor Swift, P!nk, Train, and 5 Seconds of Summer. He runs his studio off a laptop in a room filled with instruments, a few preamps, and his prized Manley ELOP+ stereo electro-optical tube compressor/limiter and not much else. The ELOP+ is a completely re-engineered version of Manley’s coveted early 1990s-vintage… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingNewsAnalogEngineerProcessorStudio

  • Wednesday, June 08, 2016
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    PSW Staff 06/08/16 06:37 AM,
    Focusrite announces the launch and worldwide availability of its second generation of Scarlett USB audio interfaces. While the i/o count of every interface remains the same, the second generation of Scarlett USB audio interfaces is packed full of improvements, notably delivering Focusrite’s fastest USB performance yet, with roundtrip latency measurements as low as 2.74ms.* There are six interfaces in the range, as well as two studio pack bundles, from the Scarlett Solo (two-in/two-out, single-mic preamp), up to the Scarlett 18i20… View this story
    Filed in: AVNewsProductAVDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsProcessorSoftwareStudio

  • Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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    PSW Staff 05/24/16 04:33 PM,
    While producer Tom Biller has worked out of nearly all of the big studios around Los Angeles in his career as both a producer and engineer, lately many of the most exciting sounds he is creating are coming out of his home studio in Echo Park. To ensure depth and presence from his highly focused setup, Biller has recently turned to BAE Audio preamplifiers. “I’m only really running 8 channels of input in the home studio, so it forces me… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingNewsEngineerProcessorStudio

  • Tuesday, May 17, 2016
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    PSW Staff 05/17/16 09:08 AM,
    Radial Engineering announces the Jensen Twin-Servo 500 series preamplifier is now shipping. According to Jensen’s chief technology officer Bill Whitlock: “When Deane Jensen first put his mind to building the finest microphone amplifier possible, the development process began with the now famous 990 op-amp. “Part of the magic was maximizing the gain-margin so that no matter what the input, the lowest possible distortion would be realized. The unique design essentially cruises along in Class-A mode and then transitions to Class-AB… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingNewsProductProcessorStudio

  • Wednesday, May 04, 2016
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    PSW Staff 05/04/16 01:02 PM,
    PreSonus is now shipping the new Studio 192 Mobile USB 3.0 22 x 26 audio interface and studio command center. Studio 192 Mobile delivers the same low-latency monitoring, software integration, and studio command center functionality introduced in PreSonus’ Studio 192 audio interface but in a smaller form factor suitable for both mobile and studio use. The Studio 192 Mobile records at up to 192 kHz and combines 2 digitally controlled XMAX Class A, solid-state mic preamps and Burr-Brown converters with… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingNewsProductDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsProcessorStudio



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