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    Miktek MPA-201

    Dual-channel Class-A Microphone Preamplifier

    This Nashville-built preamp offers a new take on a classic British console sound.

    Reviews Feb 2016
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    Black Lion Audio B12A MkII

    Microphone Preamplifier

    If you crave the vintage API sound but the budget is a little tight, this might be worth a look...

    Reviews Jan 2016
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    Black Lion Audio B173

    Microphone Preamplifier

    If you want the vintage Neve 1073 sound but the bank balance doesn’t allow it, this might be worth checking out...

    Reviews Jan 2016
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    Earthworks 521 ZDT

    Microphone Preamplifier

    If you crave the vintage API sound but the budget is a little tight, this might be worth a look...

    Reviews Jan 2016
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    Tegeler Audio Manufaktur VTRC

    Valve Channel Strip

    Sporting both optical and variable–mu compressors and Pultec–inspired EQ, this German channel strip should make a great recording front end for the modern studio.

    Reviews Jan 2016
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    Tegeler Audio Manufaktur VTRC | Media

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    Reviews Jan 2016
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    Chandler Limited REDD.47

    Valve Microphone Preamplifier

    Can Chandler’s resurrection of one of the most revered preamps of all time help you get that classic Abbey Road sound?

    Reviews Dec 2015
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    Audient ASP800 | Media

    Eight-channel Microphone Preamplifier

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    Reviews Nov 2015
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    Audient ASP800

    Eight-channel Microphone Preamplifier

    Less than a year after refreshing their eight-channel preamp design, Audient have released another. What makes this one different?

    Reviews Nov 2015
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    Grace Design Felix

    Acoustic Instrument Preamp & Blender

    Grace have long been associated with sublime studio preamps — and now you can take that superlative sound with you on stage.

    Reviews Oct 2015
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    Rupert Neve: The SOS Interview (Video)

    Video Feature

    In this month's video interview  we meet a living legend of the audio industry, Mr Rupert Neve himself. Over 25 minutes, we talk transformers, software modelling, and get the story of how he created the world's first high-Q equaliser.

    People Oct 2015
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    Retro Instruments OP-6

    Valve Microphone Preamplifier

    Vintage RCA OP-6s go for silly money — if you can find them. Can this Retro recreation justify a similar price tag?

    Reviews Sep 2015
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    Dbx 676

    Mic Pre Valve Channel Strip

    If you’re seeking a warm’ sonic character and effortless compression, this channel strip could be just the thing.

    Reviews Aug 2015
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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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    Boz Digital Labs +10dB Channel Strip

    Formats: Mac & PC VST, AAX & RTAS; Mac AU

    The ADR F760X-R Compex compressor/expander was a favourite dynamics processor during the 70s and 80s.

    Reviews Jul 2015
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    Millennia HV-32P & HV-35P

    Portable Microphone Preamplifiers

    One of the world’s most highly regarded mic-preamp designs is now available to go.

    Reviews Jun 2015
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    MC AudioLab MP1 & OC1

    Microphone Preamplifier & Compressor

    There’s more to MC AudioLab’s new 500-series modules than their funky fuchsia facades...

    Reviews Apr 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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    Crane Song Syren

    Valve Microphone Preamplifier

    Can you resist the sound of this Syren’s song?

    Reviews Mar 2015
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    Neve 1073 DPX

    Dual Microphone Preamplifier

    Just when you thought you’d seen every possible permutation of the 1073 preamp, Neve offer up something a little different.

    Reviews Mar 2015
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    Fredenstein Preamplifier & Compressor

    Artistic Series

    These neat little modules offer far better performance than you’d expect at this price. Is there anything not to like?

    Reviews Mar 2015

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