Digital Audio Labs is no stranger to the recording studio, having developed and released products like the CardD, CardDeluxe and V8, studio gear is in their DNA. With the acquisition of LaChapell Audio, Digital Audio Labs adds tube microphone preamps and 500 series modules to its recording products.
LaChapell Audio is known throughout the recording industry for designing quiet and versatile tube microphone preamps. LaChapell Audio’s 583S mk2 500 series tube mic preamp was nominated for NAMM’s Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards, in the category of Outstanding Technical Achievement.
It is this innovation in design and attention to sonic detail that caught the attention of Digital Audio Labs. “I’ve known Scott and Mark LaChapell for decades. And there are very few preamps on the market that give you the range of sonic possibilities that their gear does,” says Andy Swanson, director of Marketing. “With the dual drive stages, you can dial in clean and transparent, or a sound rich with second order harmonics. There is nothing more versatile out there.”
Digital Audio Labs has built up stock of LaChapell products, including the 992, 983 and 583S MK2 models and is committed to keeping the quality, sound signatures, and pricing the same as when under the LaChapell Audio banner. They have brought on Scott LaChapell to oversee production, new model development and to keep in touch with dealers and customers.
With great success in the live sound and studio markets with their Livemix personal monitor system, Digital Audio Labs is looking forward to building on the legacy of LaChapell Audio. This acquisition marks a strong commitment to the studio market and foretells of more to come.