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Articles Tagged Preamps

  • Thursday, July 31, 2014
    PSW Staff 07/31/14 11:51 AM,
    LaChapell Audio has released the new 583s MK2 single-bay tube preamplifier, replacing the company’s first 500 series tube preamp, the 583S, after a successful run. The 583s MK2 improves on the original while retaining identical microphone and Hi-Z topologies. Noted as the only true 500 series high-voltage vacuum tube preamp that accommodates mics and Hi-Z instruments, it incorporates a Cinemag input transformer and Jensen JT-11 output transformers. A convenient handle is provided for easy insertion and removal. “Our users have… View this story
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  • Monday, June 16, 2014
    PSW Staff 06/16/14 05:52 AM,
    Audient has appointed Digime as the new distributor for its compact product range, including the USB interface, iD22 and the 8-channel mic preamp and ADC, ASP880. In the wake of the the recent PALM Expo 2014 in Beijing, Digime COO Lenlo Zhu and his team are encouraged by the visitor response to the Audient range. Zhu says of the iD22, “It’s simply fantastic. It has that traditional, classic Audient console sound, with a British design style. A monitor, mixer and… View this story
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  • Monday, June 09, 2014
    PSW Staff 06/09/14 02:09 PM,
    Kinoton Korea has been named distributor for the full range of Audient products in South Korea, including the iD22 USB interface and ASP880 8-channel mic preamp and ADC. “We’re very pleased to work with Audient and are very ambitious to promote the high-quality products to the Korean market, and look forward to having great success and feedback from the market very soon,” states Chris Bae, managing director of Kinoton Korea. Audient sales and marketing director Luke Baldry adds, “Audient’s focus… View this story
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  • Tuesday, April 15, 2014
    lightning boy
    PSW Staff 04/15/14 08:34 AM,
    Lightning Boy Audio (LBA) has announced the availability of the 1401 stereo microphone amp and the Ghost Box, a combination that forms a versatile all-tube stereo microphone preamp. Through the use of high quality components such as NOS paper in oil capacitors, NOS tubes, Carnhill iron and the careful layout of point-to-point wiring, the 1401 Preamp (short name) and Ghost Box command a stereo image with high fidelity.  The preamp was designed to serve as the output amplifier for the… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingNewsProductMicrophoneProcessorSignalStudio

  • Thursday, January 23, 2014
    mic preamps
    Bobby Owsinski 01/23/14 09:28 AM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   Mic preamps are an essential part of recording, and many of us tailor our tracking and overdubs around what’s available. I’ve been asked a lot lately what my favorite mic preamps are, so I thought that today’s post was a good time to do that. 1. Hardy M-1—My all-time favorite, you can’t beat the clarity and transparency with just a hint of color. When I think of the Hardy, the word “power”… View this story
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  • Friday, January 17, 2014
    PSW Staff 01/17/14 05:20 PM,
    Focusrite has introduced iTrack Dock, a new recording solution for iPad, incorporating a studio-quality Lightning iPad recording interface and featuring dual Focusrite microphone preamps plus two line inputs and an instrument DI, independent stereo monitor and headphone outputs, and a USB port for class-compliant MIDI instruments and controllers. It will be on display for the first time at the upcoming NAMM show in Anaheim at booth 6464. The iTrack Dock provides a platform to dock, charge and record music with… View this story
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  • Wednesday, January 15, 2014
    PSW Staff 01/15/14 08:00 AM,
    Aphex is now shipping the new IN2, a computer audio interface for project studios, musicians, production rooms, and more. Based on numerous requests from audio industry veterans, the IN2 was conceived with the project studio in mind. It incorporates a pair of Class A mic preamps that provide clean gain for any type of microphone, while the built-in analog, optical compressors keep dynamic range in check. The IN2’s headphone amp, based on the Aphex Headpod 4, is both loud and… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsProductAmplifierDigital Audio WorkstationsInterconnectMicrophoneSignalStudio

  • Tuesday, September 10, 2013
    radial engineering
    PSW Staff 09/10/13 01:09 PM,
    Radial Engineering has announced the Voco-Loco, a combination microphone preamp and effects loop insert that enables a lead vocalist, brass instrumentalist or harmonica player to incorporate guitar effects pedals into their signal path.  Just like an electric guitarist adds effects for soloing such as delay, reverb or distortion, this option is now available to anyone’s performance by engaging a simple footswitch. The design begins with a high-performance preamp section that delivers over 60 dB of gain, more than enough to… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsProductInterconnectProcessorStageStudio

  • Friday, April 05, 2013
    PSW Staff 04/05/13 03:51 PM,
    From Livingston Taylor to Ziggy Marley, U2 to The Red Clay Ramblers, Grammy-winning producer Glenn Rosenstein’s multi-decade discography is both lengthy and delightfully eclectic. So it’s hardly surprising that Rosenstein jumped at the opportunity to take on a project unlike anything he’d done before. “I had no expectations other than wanting to do something completely different - to enjoy a new experience,” Rosenstein says. Despite those limited expectations, Advent at Ephesus, his on-location recording of the Benedictines of Mary, Queen… View this story
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  • Thursday, March 14, 2013
    microphone preamp
    Ty Ford 03/14/13 05:35 PM,
    Microphones and preamplifiers are the “chicken and egg” of audio. Want to start a discussion among audio folk? Ask whether mics or preamps are more important. Later we’ll look at interviews with George Massenburg and John Hardy to get their take on transformer and transformerless preamps and solid state versus tubes. That’s the the main course. But before we get to them, here’s a few appetizers. Stronger Chains For the entry-level engineer, getting better sound can be very frustrating. You… View this story
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