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    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 Aug 2013
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    ART Tube MP/C

    Mic Preamp & Optical Compressor

    ART's Tube MP/C combines a hybrid 12AX7 (ECC83) valve preamp section with the company's 'Vactrol' optical compressor, and the whole thing is all about tonal character.

    Reviews Jul 2013
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    Danfield Audio MX30T

    Desktop Mic Preamp & Compressor

    With an emphasis on clarity and speed, and a not insignificant price tag, this preamp/compressor combo promises a lot. Does it deliver?

    Reviews Jul 2013
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    Trident Audio Series 80B

    Stereo Preamp & EQ

    For decades, Trident’s Series 80 consoles have graced world-class recording facilities. The new Series 80B dual channel strip makes this classic sound available with a much smaller footprint — and cost.

    Reviews Jul 2013
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    Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5012 & 5033

    Duo Mic Preamp & 5-band Equaliser

    We take our first look at the excellent new Portico range by Rupert Neve Designs - and they don't disappoint.

    Reviews Jun 2015
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    Focusrite Liquid Mix

    Firewire Dynamic Convolution Processor

    Following on from last month's sneak preview, here's the full SOS hands-on test: If you're looking for characterful compression and EQ to warm up your computer-based mixes, Focusrite's Liquid Mix might just be the answer.

    Reviews Sep 2015
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    Taylor Guitars K4 Equaliser

    Preamp & EQ For Expression System Guitars

    This Rupert Neve-designed three-band EQ and preamp is intended for Taylor acoustic guitars equipped with the Expression System magnetic pickup array.

    Reviews Oct 2015
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    Mindprint Trio

    Processor & Monitor Controller

    Mindprint cram mic and line channel strips, monitor control, and talkback into a single desktop unit.

    Reviews May 2005
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    Korg TP2 & TPB2

    Dual Tube Preamp/Optical Compressor

    Korg's new valve preamp and optical compressor is available not only as a stand-alone box, but also in a version which can be installed directly into either of their flagship digital multitrackers.

    Reviews Sep 2016
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    Phonic T8100, T8200 & T8300

    Valve Processors

    This range of valve processors offers a variety of character sounds for the more adventurous home recordist.

    Reviews Sep 2016
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    TL Audio Ivory 2 5060

    Valve Compressor

    This new Ivory-series preamp and compressor combines the ease of presets with the flexibility of manual operation.

    Reviews Sep 2004
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    AMS Neve 1081 Classic

    Mic Preamp & Equaliser

    AMS Neve have reissued one of the most revered of the '70s Neve designs, but can it still compete in the 21st century?

    Reviews Mar 2004
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    Line 6 PodXT Pro

    Modelling Guitar Preamp

    Line 6 give their PodXT the Pro treatment, adding comprehensive I/O and flexible output configurations to their successful modelling processor.

    Reviews Feb 2004
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    Presonus Tube Pre, Comp16, EQ3B & HP4

    Tube Preamp, Compressor, Equaliser & Headphone Amp

    A range of affordable third-rack units designed to cover a variety of studio tasks without compromising on quality.

    Reviews Jan 2004
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    TC-Helicon Voice Works

    Mic Preamp & Effects Processor

    TC-Helicon's new rack unit aims to provide you with every conceivable vocal recording tool, including EQ, compression, pitch-correction, double-tracking, intelligent harmony generation and effects.

    Reviews Jun 2003
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    Line 6 PodXT

    Modelling Guitar Preamp & Effects Processor

    This new version of Line 6's ground-breaking Pod guitar processor combines improved amp modelling with a host of high-quality effects plundered from the company's range of rack processors.

    Reviews Jan 2003
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    Drawmer Tube Station TS1

    Tube Preamp & Compressor

    A compressor and front end combining pedigree Drawmer performance with ease of use.

    Reviews Oct 2002
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    Amek DMCL

    Dual Mic Preamp & Compressor/Limiter

    Legendary designer Rupert Neve brings us the third in the Amek Pure Path range, a dual preamp and dynamics processor with unusually flexible filtering and side-chain facilities.

    Reviews Aug 2002
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    PreSonus Digitube

    Tube Mic Preamp

    A powerful little half-rack valve preamp including three-band EQ and a digital output with word clock as standard.

    Reviews Jun 2002
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    Behringer V-Amp 2

    Modelling Guitar Preamp

    The enhanced V‑Amp 2 has more sounds and more features... for less money!

    Reviews Jun 2002
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    TL Audio EQ2

    Parametric Valve Equaliser

    Paul White tries out TLA's combination of front end and parametric equaliser.

    Reviews Apr 2000

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