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?
500-series modules aren't usually this expensive — but they aren't usually designed by Swiss legend Daniel Weiss...
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.
Thermionic's latest valve preamp offers bags of gain and plenty of analogue warmth. Is this the perfect partner for your ribbon mics?
Black Lion's designers set out to bring versatility and lower noise to a classic preamp without sacrificing character — have they succeeded?
With its ability to deliver anything from super-subtle saturation to downright despicable distortion, could this be the only valve preamp you'll ever need?
This ADAT-equipped preamp offers one-knob compression on every channel.
There are plenty of very heavily distorted examples already out there to be heard, but I’ve gone for some tones that I think challenge the technology a little more.
Offering everything from pristine cleanliness to tube-driven colour, this preamp can hold its head high in the company of more expensive designs.
Widely touted as Boss's response to UA's popular OX, the Tube Amp Expander actually offers a contrasting approach. Will one of them be a clear winner?
Can I get good results on a Dobro that has a Shertler Basik on‑board mic, or will I need a piezo pickup?
Little Mikey is a classic preamp in a sturdy 8HP module, designed to get your instrument and live microphone signals into the modular as cleanly as possible.
The idea of an in-line gain booster placed between a moving-coil or ribbon mic and a mic preamp isn't new — so what makes this one special?
'Good enough' is rarely good enough for SPL, as this thoroughly over-engineered preamp testifies!
Overstayer's versatile stereo processor offers endless ways to manipulate — or obliterate — any input signal!
Find out how just how well this vintage recreation compares with the original that inspired it.
Though a great recording front‑end, this versatile and characterful processor could just as easily find a home on your stereo mix bus...
Golden Age's new Premier brand takes their popular Pre‑73 preamps to the next level.
I've recently bought a Klark Teknik KT-2A compressor to use with my Warm Audio TB12 preamp and noticed the TB12 has insert input and output sockets. What is the best practice when using outboard compressors with preamps when tracking?
We put sE's claims of truly transparent gain to the test...
Find out what this vintage-inspired preamp has to offer the modern recordist.
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