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Articles Tagged Preamps

  • Friday, November 06, 2015
    PSW Staff 11/06/15 08:52 AM,
    “If you’re happy with what you’re doing using a laptop, then you don’t need one of these, but …I can’t live without it,” says Pete Townshend of his Audient ASP4816, although he could be talking about either of his two Audient analog consoles, ASP8024 or ASP4816. His latest acquisition is the more compact ASP4816, which delivers Audient power and flexibility in a much smaller frame. “It’s a big console workflow, a big console sound - in a small footprint. It’s… View this story
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  • Thursday, November 05, 2015
    PSW Staff 11/05/15 04:40 PM,
    Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH today announced the upcoming release of their latest audio interface, the UR22mkII. The UR22mkII is the second iteration of Steinberg’s versatile audio and MIDI interface, featuring 192 kHz/24-bit audio quality across two channels, MIDI connectivity, D-PRE microphone preamps. On the front side of the UR22mkII interface, two Neutrik combo connectors provide microphone and line input, each with gain control and peak indicators plus an additional high-impedance switch on the second input. The panel also includes a… View this story
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  • Wednesday, November 04, 2015
    PSW Staff 11/04/15 01:26 PM,
    Radial Engineering announces the Jensen Twin-Servo 500 series preamplifier. According to Jensen’s chief technology officer Bill Whitlock: “When Deane Jensen first put his mind towards 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 only when… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingNewsProductManufacturerProcessorStudio

  • Monday, November 02, 2015
    PSW Staff 11/02/15 09:10 AM,
    The fast-paced whirlwind of the Foo Fighters’ “Sonic Highways World Tour” has encouraged the professionals behind the sound to be on top of every detail at every venue behind the scenes, but they haven’t had to worry about signal transport and sonic quality, thanks to the integration of several Focusrite RedNet Dante interfaces into the sound system. Focusrite’s latest RedNet D16R AES interface is used to bridge 16 channels of AES/EBU between the DiGiCo SD5 digital console on the tour… View this story
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  • Tuesday, October 27, 2015
    PSW Staff 10/27/15 12:45 PM,
    Known for his hard-hitting, hit-radio-friendly tracks, Richard Chycki has engineered albums for Rush, Aerosmith, Skillet, Mick Jagger, and many more. Chycki recently teamed up with Dream Theater to engineer their thirteenth album. Tracking began in February 2015, and by the time the band was ready to record vocals, Chycki had acquired a new favorite tool: the Manley Labs FORCE four-channel microphone preamp. The FORCE employs the same tube preamplifiers found in the Manley CORE channel strip. The FORCE is handcrafted,… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingNewsEngineerManufacturerProcessorStudio

  • Monday, October 26, 2015
    PSW Staff 10/26/15 09:33 AM,
    Realpiano is using Prism Sound‘s Orpheus audio interface system to offer clients the unique sound of a quality grand piano, simply by sending an email. Realpiano is the brainchild of Jonathan Dodd, who decided to create an alternative to the usual ways of accessing grand pianos: either travelling to them, or hiring them in (both at considerable expense). Instead, Realpiano offers clients several options. Some visit the company’s studio for a session, taking away audio and MIDI files of their… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingNewsDigitalEngineerManufacturerProcessorStudio

  • Friday, October 23, 2015
    PSW Staff 10/23/15 08:55 AM,
    BAE Audio announces that it will host “The History and Overview of the 1073 Mic Preamplifier / EQ” at the 139th International AES Convention, to be held at the Javitz Center in Manhattan on October 30, 2015 at 12:15 p.m. The tutorial, which is free to registered AES attendees on a first-come, first-served basis, will provide a brief history and technical overview of the 1073, which many consider to be the most famous premplifier ever built. The tutorial, which will… View this story
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  • Thursday, October 15, 2015
    PSW Staff 10/15/15 07:41 AM,
    The PreSonus Studio 192 USB 3.0 Audio Interface and Studio Command Center is now available. The new 26 x 32 interface records at up to 192 kHz and combines 8 digitally controlled XMAX Class A, solid-state mic preamps and Burr-Brown converters with 118 dB of dynamic range. Easily expanded with PreSonus’ new DigiMax DP88 professional 8-channel A/D/A converter with remote-controllable preamps, the Studio 192 provides a completely integrated hardware and software solution for personal and professional studios. More than an… View this story
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  • Friday, October 09, 2015
    PSW Staff 10/09/15 11:38 AM,
    Swedish software developer Softube announces that it has teamed up with global music and audio products group Focusrite to offer Scarlett, Saffire, and Clarett* audio interface owners an exclusive Time and Tone Bundle — and all for free — from October 8… Softube’s Time and Tone Bundle is a unique software bundle (valued at $198.00 USD) comprising three of its products, including reverb, delay, and distortion plug-ins. TSAR-1R Reverb is a reverb plug-in with a single slider, allowing users to… View this story
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  • Monday, September 28, 2015
    PSW Staff 09/28/15 08:12 AM,
    ASP800, the new, eight-channel mic pre & ADC from Audient is now shipping worldwide and is available at all Audient dealers. Following the release of the bus-powered audio interface iD14, the ASP800 offers eight Audient console mic pres, Burr-Brown A-D converters, two discrete JFET instrument inputs and two brand new ‘Retro Channels’ featuring tone controls HMX and IRON. HMX is a custom harmonic distortion designed to emulate the sweet, thick tones often associated with 1960s tube designs, whilst Audient’s brand… View this story
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