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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Avion Studios Retro-Flyer

    Active Preamp For Rhodes Pianos

    Retro‑Flyer adds an impedance-matched preamplifier and a mid-range EQ, plus stereo tremolo, to 73-note and 88-note Mk1 and Mk2 Rhodes pianos.

    Reviews Jun 2020
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    PSP InfiniStrip

    Channel-strip Plug-in

    Want to combine the freedom to choose EQs and compressors with the convenience of a single plug‑in? PSP may have the answer...

    Reviews Jun 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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    Peach Audio M196sx

    Stereo Valve Mic Preamp

    Once in a while, a new preamp brings something genuinely worthwhile to the table...

    Reviews May 2020
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    Q. Why do the meters of my preamp and those of my DAW give me different readings?

    I use a Focusrite ISA Two preamp with a Clarett 4 Thunderbolt interface, but I'm having trouble getting the two meters to match...

    Sound Advice Mar 2020
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    Rackmounting Mixer Channel Strips

    Is It Worth Your Time And Expense?

    We all love vintage mixer EQs and preamps, but it takes a lot of work to rack them up for use in today's studios. Is it worth your time and expense?

    Sound Advice Feb 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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    DPW Design MÖG D-2

    Eurorack Module

    Described as a four-band preamp, overdrive and distortion module, the M G D–2 puts guitar pedal power at the heart of your Eurorack.

    Reviews Jan 2020
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    Thermionic Culture Snow Petrel

    Dual-channel Microphone Preamplifier

    Thermionic's latest valve preamp offers bags of gain and plenty of analogue warmth. Is this the perfect partner for your ribbon mics?

    Reviews Jan 2020

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