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    Peach Audio's new Savannah mic preamp.

    Peach Audio announce Savannah

    Introducing the valve mic pre from down under

    Australian company Peach Audio's first product to be sold internationally is the Savannah two-channel mic preamp.

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    Acustica's Pensado EQ — their first endorsed product, and also the first plug-in Dave Pensado has put his name to.

    Dave Pensado: New endorsee for Acustica

    Renowned mix engineer gives his blessing to modelled EQ/preamp

    Italian hardware-modelling specialists Acustica Audio have produced an EQ based on mix engineer Dave Pensado's studio favourites.

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    Black Lion Audio B173 Quad

    Four-channel Microphone Preamplifier

    Black Lion's designers set out to bring versatility and lower noise to a classic preamp without sacrificing character — have they succeeded?

    Reviews Dec 2019
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    UAD v9.11.0 features model of Sonnox software and Diezel and Avalon hardware.

    New in UAD v9.11.0...

    Latest upgrade adds more classic hardware and software models

    Universal Audio’s UAD v9.11.0 upgrade includes a modelled de-esser, valve amp and a well-regarded classic channel strip...

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    Black Lion's new Eighteen, a combined mic preamp and EQ, can form a complement to last year's Seventeen compressor.

    Black Lion turn Eighteen

    New channel strip harks back to gear built with classic op amps

    The new Eighteen is a combined mic preamp and EQ which pays homage to preamp designs based on classic Melcor op amps.

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    Sonic Farm Xcalibur JC

    Valve Preamplifier & Saturation Processor

    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?

    Reviews Nov 2019
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    Tascam Series 8p Dyna

    Eight-channel Microphone Preamplifier

    This ADAT-equipped preamp offers one-knob compression on every channel.

    Reviews Nov 2019
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    AES NY 2019 — Cloud Microphones introduce Cloudlifter ZX

    Add two types of transformer colouration to the usual clean Cloudlifter mic gain

    In addition to the usual copious gain offered by all Cloudlifters, the new ZX includes two transformers, allowing you to add colouration if desired.

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    The new Snow Petrel from Thermionic Culture was named by an SOS competition entrant!

    Thermionic stay warm with Snow Petrel

    New all-valve two-channel mic pre makes its debut

    Thermionic Culture's new two-channel all-valve preamp includes phantom power and switchable Air EQ.

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    Boss Tube Amp Expander | Audio Examples

    Hear For Yourself

    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.

    Reviews Sep 2019
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    LaChapell Audio 983M

    Valve Microphone Preamplifier

    Offering everything from pristine cleanliness to tube-driven colour, this preamp can hold its head high in the company of more expensive designs.

    Reviews Sep 2019
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    Boss Tube Amp Expander

    Reactive Load & Speaker Simulator

    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?

    Reviews Sep 2019
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    Manley's original dual-mono mic preamp has been reissued to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the founding of the company's pro division.

    Manley Dual Mono Mic Pre returns

    Limited-edition XXX edition celebrates 30-year anniversary

    Manley Labs have introduced a limited-edition, lovingly handmade version of their dual-mono mic preamp...

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    Expert Sleepers Little Mikey

    Eurorack Module

    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.

    Reviews Aug 2019
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    Royer Labs dBooster

    Cascade Preamplifier

    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?

    Reviews Jul 2019
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    SPL Crescendo

    Eight-channel Microphone Preamplifier

    'Good enough' is rarely good enough for SPL, as this thoroughly over-engineered preamp testifies!

    Reviews May 2019
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    Two new half-rack LaChappell Audio 983M units on top of the 1U 983SMk2.

    LaChapell Audio unveils new valve-based mic preamps

    Single-channel 983M and 983S Mk2 follow in the footsteps of the respected 992

    Minnesota-based LaChapell Audio are 20 years old this year, and announced two new tube-based mic preamps...

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    Overstayer 8755DM

    Stereo Modular Channel

    Overstayer's versatile stereo processor offers endless ways to manipulate — or obliterate — any input signal!

    Reviews Apr 2019
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    Warm Audio WA73-EQ

    Microphone Preamplifier & EQ

    Find out how just how well this vintage recreation compares with the original that inspired it.

    Reviews Apr 2019
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    Phoenix Audio Ascent Two EQ

    Dual-channel Microphone Preamplifier, DI & EQ

    Though a great recording front‑end, this versatile and characterful processor could just as easily find a home on your stereo mix bus...

    Reviews Mar 2019
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    Golden Age Premier Pre-73 & PreQ-73

    Microphone Preamplifiers & Equalisers

    Golden Age's new Premier brand takes their popular Pre‑73 preamps to the next level.

    Reviews Mar 2019

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