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    Roger Mayer 500 Series: 68MP, 58LM, 456HD

    Modular Channel Strip

    Mayer’s all‑analogue tape emulation is joined in the 500 series by a mic preamp and limiter.

    Reviews . Nov 2020
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    Choosing A 500-series Chassis

    Slot Machines

    Not all 500‑series racks are created equal. Here’s what you need to know to make your choice.

    Sound Advice . Nov 2020
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    Various 500-series modules in API rack.

    Choosing 500-series Modules

    Variety Show

    With so many modules on the market, how do you make the right choices?

    Sound Advice . Nov 2020
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    Retro Instruments 500Pre

    Valve Microphone Preamplifier

    Retro Instruments have supercharged the gain stage of their Sta‑Level compressor to build a 500-series preamp.

    Reviews May 2020
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    Weiss Engineering A1

    Microphone Preamplifier & De-esser

    500-series modules aren't usually this expensive — but they aren't usually designed by Swiss legend Daniel Weiss...

    Reviews Feb 2020
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    Elysia Skulpter 500

    500-series Channel Strip

    Skulpter 500 is ostensibly a mic preamp, but there’s much more to it than that — in fact, you could argue that there’s enough on offer to call it a channel strip.

    Reviews Oct 2018
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    Big Bear Audio MP1 & MP1+

    500-series ‘Colour’ Mic Preamps

    Not only do these preamps boast superb performance, they can also host one of the growing range of DIYRE Colour modules.

    Reviews Jul 2018
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    JHS Pedals Pulp ‘N’ Peel 500

    500-series Channel Strip

    Although derived from their stompbox of the same name, JHS Pedals’ debut 500-series module isn’t just for guitarists!

    Reviews Jun 2018
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    Rupert Neve Designs 500-series

    Analogue Preamps & Processors

    We cast our eyes and ears over Mr Neve’s elegant contributions to the 500-series format.

    Reviews May 2018
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    Lindell Audio WL-3 R

    500-series Channel Strip

    How did the 500-series’ first discrete, transformer-balanced full channel strip fare in our tests?

    Reviews Apr 2018
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    LaChapell Audio 500TDI

    500-series Tube DI

    LaChapell Audio’s experience with tubes has enabled the company to develop its proprietary TrueTube technology...

    Reviews Mar 2018
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    Golden Age Project 500 Series

    Mic/Line Preamplifier, EQ & Compressor

    These modules can be mixed and matched to create a versatile, high-quality, Neve-esque channel strip for an impressive price.

    Reviews Sep 2017
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    IGS Audio 572 'Red Stripe'

    500-series Valve Mic Preamp/DI

    Could this transformer- and valve-laden preamp bring some analogue magic to your recordings?

    Reviews Apr 2017
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    Hacienda Labs Mic Preamp & Compressor/Gate

    HL169 & HL4000 500-Series Modules

    These classy new French-made modules are inspired by vintage designs, but they also add a few unexpected and useful features.

    Reviews Feb 2017
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    Fredenstein HD Mic Pre

    500-series Microphone Preamplifier

    This preamp boasts huge bandwidth and input impedance. But are those features desirable?

    Reviews Feb 2016
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    Rupert Neve Designs Shelford 5051 & 5052

    Compressor and Mic Preamp

    These classy modules bring the best of Mr Neve’s classic designs into the 21st century.

    Reviews Aug 2015
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    Radial Engineering PreMax

    500-series Preamp & EQ

    With two thirds of a Radial channel strip available at this price, is there anything not to like?

    Reviews Apr 2015
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    Radial Engineering PreComp

    500-series Preamp & Compressor

    This innocent-looking combination of preamp and compressor holds a useful surprise up it’s sleeve...

    Reviews Feb 2015
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    DACS Clarity MicAmp 500

    500-series Microphone Preamplifier

    DACS reformatted this classic preamp in 2011 to fit the API 500 series ‘Lunchbox’ modular format but it's only now that Hugh has found time to check it out.

    Reviews Jul 2013
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    Ocean Audio 500 Series.

    Ocean Audio 500 Series

    Mic Preamp, EQ & Routing Modules

    Malcolm Toft’s latest brainchild enables you to turn your 500-series racks and modules into a fully modular analogue console.

    Reviews Jul 2013
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    Chandler Little Devil 500-series preamp.

    Chandler Little Devil Preamp

    500-series Mic, Line & Instrument Preamplifier

    Chandler's Little Devil preamp takes the warmth and mangling side of things to another level.

    Reviews Dec 2012

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