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    Focusrite Scarlett OctoPre Dynamic

    Eight-channel Mic Preamp, Compressor & A-D/D-A Converter

    What’s new in Focusrite’s updated multi-channel mic preamp?

    Reviews May 2017
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    Tech 21 Q\Strip

    Preamp, EQ & DI Box

    Tech 21 have turned their focus to recreating, in pedal format, that part of a vintage console’s signal path that was often pressed into service for the direct recording of both guitars and basses back in the day.

    Reviews May 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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    Integer Audio RMP2

    Ribbon Microphone Preamplifier

    Designed to get the best from passive ribbon and moving-coil mics, this preamp offers 80dB of gain and switchable input impedance.

    Reviews Mar 2017
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    Focusrite Clarett OctoPre

    Eight-channel Mic Preamp & A-D/D-A Converter

    With eight new Air preamps and two-way ADAT connectivity, could this be the best way to expand your audio interface?

    Reviews Feb 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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    Acustica Audio Sand

    Channel Strip Plug-in

    Acustica’s latest plug-in promises new heights of realism in SSL-style EQ and compression.

    Reviews Feb 2017
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    Grace Design M108

    Remote-controlled Mic Preamp & A-D Converter

    With remote control, USB audio interfacing and the sublime sonic performance for which Grace are known, the m108 doesn’t disappoint!

    Reviews Jan 2017
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    API 512v Mic Preamp

    Microphone Preamplifier

    API’s 512 preamp design is a classic — and now there are even more reasons to love it!

    Reviews Dec 2016
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    DACS Clarity MicAmp2

    Dual-channel Microphone Preamplifier

    Given the continually evolving and demanding pressures of the pro-audio industry, any product which remains available and largely unchanged for more than a decade must have arrived at a near-perfect combination of technical excellence, operational usability, reliability, and price.

    Reviews Nov 2016
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    Slate Digital Virtual Microphone System

    Microphone, Preamp & Modelling Software

    Can this unique combination of software and hardware really recreate the sound of some of the most revered microphones in the world? We put the VMS up against the originals to find out!

    Reviews Nov 2016
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    Slate Digital VMS: Classic Mic Shoot-Out

    Video Feature

    Rather than just trying it out on a few sessions, the team at SOS decided that this review would be a great excuse to pitch the VMS against some of the actual microphones that it claims to model.

    Reviews Nov 2016
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    Total Audio Control MicPre One & EQ One

    500 Series Modules

    These new TAC modules bring the classic Amek console sound to your Lunchbox rack.

    Reviews Oct 2016
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    MartiAudio In-line Preamp Booster

    For Passive Dynamic & Ribbon Mics

    For those with respectable but not stellar microphone preamplifiers in either recorders, interfaces or mixers, high-gain...

    Reviews Sep 2016
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    McDSP 6050

    Modular Channel Strip Plug-in

    With almost 30 separate processing modules available, McDSP’s 6050 promises to be the “ultimate channel strip”. Is it?

    Reviews Aug 2016
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    API 535-LA

    Line Amplifier

    API invented the 500-series modular format and we check out their latest addition, the 535-LA line amplifier.

    Reviews Aug 2016
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    Sonic Farm Silk Road

    Microphone Preamplifier

    The latest preamp from Canadian company Sonic Farm is a classy and versatile affair, thanks to its wide range of tonal options.

    Reviews Jul 2016
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    Sonic Farm Berliner

    Dual-channel Hybrid Mic Preamp

    On testing a vintage Telefunken preamp, Sonic Farm were so impressed they decided to recreate it — adding their own twist along the way...

    Reviews May 2016
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    Phaedrus Audio Hydra

    Microphone Preamplifier

    This many-headed beast offers you the flavours of four classic ’60s London studio consoles.

    Reviews Mar 2016
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    BAE 1073MPL & B15

    Mic Preamp & EQ Modules

    These transformer–laden modules breathe new life into classic Neve and Avedis designs...

    Reviews Feb 2016
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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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