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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 Apr 2005
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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 Apr 2005
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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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    Joemeek Three Q

    Recording Channel

    The Joemeek product range has recently been completely overhauled, and one of the updated units is this new half-rack recording channel. Have the designers retained what made the original products successful?

    Reviews Feb 2005
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    Mackie Onyx 800R

    Preamp & A-D Converter

    Mackie 'up the ante' once again by squeezing eight channels of their class-leading preamplification and A-D conversion into a 1U rack.

    Reviews Feb 2005
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    Trident Audio 4T Celebration

    Recording Channel

    Despite its vintage design credentials, this new recording channel has some interesting new tricks up its sleeve.

    Reviews Feb 2005
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    Chandler TG Channel

    Recording Channel

    This new mic preamp and equaliser unit uses 1960s EMI designs to recreate some of the classic sounds.

    Reviews Jan 2005
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    Fishman Aura

    Acoustic Guitar Preamp

    This digital processing unit promises a whole new level of realism from acoustic guitar pickups. Although primarily aimed at live performance, could it be a serious option for the studio too?

    Reviews Nov 2004
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    ART DPS II

    Valve Microphone Preamp

    This dual-channel unit has hybrid solid-state/tube circuitry, variable input impedance, instrument-specific presets, and a flexible digital output.

    Reviews Oct 2004
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    TL Audio Ivory 2 5060

    Valve Compressor

    This new Ivory-series preamp and compressor combines the ease of presets with the flexibility of manual operation.

    Reviews Sep 2004
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    M-Audio Octane

    Mic Preamp & A-D Converter

    This stylish eight-channel preamp and converter offers front-panel instrument inputs and M&S stereo decoding.

    Reviews Sep 2004
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    Bellari MP105

    Mic Preamp

    This no-frills tube preamp provides a simple way to warm up your mic and line sources while recording.

    Reviews Aug 2004
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    DAV Electronics BG5

    Recording Channel

    This premium recording channel has a big Decca-pedigree sound which belies its unassuming 1U rackmount box.

    Reviews Aug 2004
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    PreSonus Digimax LT

    Mic Preamp & A-D Converter

    Combi jack/XLR connectors and ADAT connectivity help set this smart eight-channel preamp apart from the crowd.

    Reviews Aug 2004
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    ART Digital MPA

    Mic Preamp & A-D Converter

    This new dual preamp from ART combines imaginative valve circuitry with more digital output options than you can shake a stick at!

    Reviews Jul 2004
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    Focusrite Liquid Channel

    Recording Channel

    Combining Focusrite's cutting-edge preamplification and A-D conversion with Sintefex's pioneering convolution technology, the Liquid Channel can mimic the most celebrated mic preamps and compressors ever designed. Could this be the only voice channel you'll ever need?

    Reviews Jul 2004
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    Behringer ADA8000

    8-channel Preamp & A-D/D-A Converter

    Eight channels of high-spec mic preamplification, A-D/D-A conversion, and ADAT lightpipe I/O, all at a remarkable price. Is it too good to be true?

    Reviews Jun 2004
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    Presonus Eureka

    Recording Channel

    This smart new unit offers EQ and compression, plus a transformer-coupled Class-A preamp and an unusual Saturation control.

    Reviews May 2004

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