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    Bad Dogs P1

    500-series Microphone Preamplifier

    Ever fancied trying different output transformers in your mic preamp? Then check out the P1...

    Reviews Oct 2021
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    H2 Audio Helios 2128 Preamp & 5011 EQ

    500-series Modules

    H2 aim to put the legendary sound of Olympic Studios in your 500‑series rack.

    Reviews . Sep 2021
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    Heritage Audio BritStrip

    Analogue Channel Strip

    Could this modern spin on a classic British trio be the perfect analogue front end?

    Reviews . Sep 2021
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    H2 Audio Helios 2128 Preamp & 5011 EQ | Audio

    Hear For Yourself!

    The audio files available on this page accompany my review of the...

    Reviews Sep 2021
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    EBS Stanley Clarke Signature

    Acoustic Instrument Preamplifier

    Is this the perfect partner for acoustic bass?

    Reviews May 2021
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    Leapwing Audio Al Schmitt

    Channel-strip Plug-in [Mac & Windows]

    Can Leapwing’s latest plug‑in really sprinkle some Al Schmitt magic on your recordings?

    Reviews May 2021
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    RME 12Mic

    Digitally-controlled Microphone Preamplifier

    RME’s 12Mic packs 12 preamps into a single networked box.

    Reviews Mar 2021
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    Cranborne Audio Camden EC1

    Microphone Preamplifier

    Though billed as a high‑quality single‑channel mic preamp, the EC1 is a whole lot more.

    Reviews Feb 2021
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    Access Analog

    Remote Outboard Processing

    Love the sound of high‑end analogue kit, but don’t have the space or the money to buy it? No problem...

    Reviews Jan 2021
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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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    API 312

    Mic Preamplifier

    API celebrate half a century of their iconic preamp design with a reissue for the 500 series.

    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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    Black Lion Audio Eighteen

    Mono Channel Strip

    This feature-packed channel strip pairs a vintage mic preamp design with a Pultec-style inductor EQ.

    Reviews Oct 2020
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    Neumann V402

    Dual-channel Mic Preamp

    Does Neumann's first standalone mic preamp live up to their enviable reputation?

    Reviews Oct 2020
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    UK Sound 1073

    Mic Preamp & EQ

    Though more affordable than high-end parent brand BAE, UK Sound's gear certainly isn't bargain-basement stuff!

    Reviews Oct 2020
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    Do I Need A Mic Preamp?

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    It's often claimed that expensive mic preamps will take your recordings to the next level. But is that really true, or are you...

    Sound Advice Oct 2020
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    Cranborne Audio Camden EC2

    Dual-channel Mic Preamp

    With added functionality and improved specs, this great preamp just got better.

    Reviews Sep 2020
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    Rupert Neve Designs RMP-D8

    Eight-channel Dante Mic Preamp

    This remote-controllable preamp boasts some unusual features aimed largely at the live-sound market.

    Reviews Sep 2020
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    Neve 1073OPX

    Remote-controllable Eight-channel Mic Preamp

    Could this be the perfect partnership between vintage vibe and contemporary convenience?

    Reviews Aug 2020
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    Q. What makes a good mic preamp?

    How do I tell which preamps are good and which aren't? Are there any particular specs I should I look out for?

    Sound Advice Aug 2020

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