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    Chandler Germanium

    Mic & Instrument Preamp

    Chandler revive a vintage technology in their unique new preamp. We put it to the test...

    Reviews Aug 2015
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    Focusrite Liquid Mix

    Firewire Dynamic Convolution Processor

    Following on from last month's sneak preview, here's the full SOS hands-on test: If you're looking for characterful compression and EQ to warm up your computer-based mixes, Focusrite's Liquid Mix might just be the answer.

    Reviews Sep 2015
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    Universal Audio Solo 110 & 610

    Microphone Preamps

    The Solo 110 and Solo 610 are a pair of high-quality, no-frills preamps — one solid-state, the other valve.

    Reviews Sep 2015
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    Taylor Guitars K4 Equaliser

    Preamp & EQ For Expression System Guitars

    This Rupert Neve-designed three-band EQ and preamp is intended for Taylor acoustic guitars equipped with the Expression System magnetic pickup array.

    Reviews Oct 2015
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    Great River ME1NV

    Microphone Preamp

    A modern take on the vintage Neve preamp sound.

    Reviews Oct 2015
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    Q. What do the controls on my Preamp do?

    I've been looking up information on some external preamps, and I found that most of them have two controls — Gain and Level. Most console preamps have just a Gain control, so what is the Level control for?

    Sound Advice Oct 2015
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    Grace Design Model 101

    Mic Preamp

    Some mic preamps are renowned for their flattery of the recorded signal, but this high-spec single-channel unit proudly aspires to cleanliness and neutrality, translating the character of your performances and microphones with the utmost fidelity.

    Reviews Nov 2015
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    Audient ASP008

    Microphone Preamp

    Eight channels of clean and transparent preamplification, complete with input impedance switching and flexible digital output options.

    Reviews Jan 2016
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    Little Labs Multi Z PIP

    Instrument Preamp / DI / Re-amp

    Aimed at professionals, the Multi Z PIP combines premium DI box, mixer, and re-amping device in a single small unit.

    Reviews Feb 2016
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    Tube-tech MEC1A & MMC1A

    Valve Recording Channel & Multi-band Compressor

    These two new valve units offer unusually powerful processing for professional studio use.

    Reviews Dec 2005
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    Universal Audio LA610

    Recording Channel

    Two classic designs — the 610 preamp and LA2A compressor — are combined for the first time in this attractive new reissue.

    Reviews Sep 2005
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    TFPro P4

    Dual Recording Channel

    In the red corner, weighing in at 0.8kg, is the latest addition to the TFPro range of outboard — a dual mic preamp with integrated dynamics processing.

    Reviews Aug 2005
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    Focusrite Octopre LE

    8-channel Mic Preamp

    Focusrite hot up the competition by offering eight channels of Platinum-series preamplification, with optional digital conversion, at a surprisingly affordable price point.

    Reviews Jun 2016
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    PreSonus Blue Tube DP

    Dual Mic/Line Preamp

    Valve warmth or solid-state transparency? You decide with this flexible new hybrid preamp.

    Reviews Jul 2016
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    Mindprint Trio

    Processor & Monitor Controller

    Mindprint cram mic and line channel strips, monitor control, and talkback into a single desktop unit.

    Reviews May 2005
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    Korg TP2 & TPB2

    Dual Tube Preamp/Optical Compressor

    Korg's new valve preamp and optical compressor is available not only as a stand-alone box, but also in a version which can be installed directly into either of their flagship digital multitrackers.

    Reviews Sep 2016
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    Phonic T8100, T8200 & T8300

    Valve Processors

    This range of valve processors offers a variety of character sounds for the more adventurous home recordist.

    Reviews Sep 2016
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    Buzz Audio ARC1.1

    Recording Channel

    Buzz Audio have combined their top-flight preamplification and compression circuitry with a new equaliser design to create a versatile front-end for recording.

    Reviews Mar 2005
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    Toft Audio EC1

    Recording Channel

    Despite its modern-looking packaging, this new unit offers a classic sound.

    Reviews Mar 2005
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    ART Tube MP Studio V3

    Valve Preamp

    A pint-sized preamp with anything but a pint-sized sound, plus the bonus of presets!

    Reviews Feb 2005
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    Bellari RP503

    Valve Recording Channel

    This new front end offers a clean, warm sound and is surprisingly easy to use.

    Reviews Feb 2005

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