Could this transformer- and valve-laden preamp bring some analogue magic to your recordings?
I’ve reviewed a number pieces of hardware from Polish manufacturers IGS Audio now, and I’ve always enjoyed great results when recording and mixing with their gear, so I was more than happy to put their new 572 Red Stripe valve preamp through its paces, which I did on a number of recent sessions at my studio.
The 572 is single-width 500-series valve preamplifier module, and despite it not being claimed to be a direct clone, one presumes that the ‘72’ is a nod to the legendary Telefunken V72 valve preamp.
On an initial inspection, I was reassured by the sturdy look of the module, and all the switches and knobs had just the right amount of physical resistance to feel right. As there’s not a huge amount of room to play...
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