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If you are looking for 19" rackmount or 500-series Mic Preamps, or Preamplier plug-ins, Voice Channels and all manner of Channel Strips, you will find the Sound On Sound web articles collected here.

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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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    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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    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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    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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    sE Electronics DM1 Dynamite

    In‑line Mic Preamplifier

    We put sE's claims of truly transparent gain to the test...

    Reviews Feb 2019
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    Cathedral Pipes - Westminster Abbey Preamp - NAMM 2019

    Cathedral Pipes release The Westminster Abbey preamp, a hand-built desktop tube preamplifier with a classic, rich British sound.

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    Universal Audio Custom Shop - NAMM 2019

    UA return to their roots with their Santa Cruz-based facility focusing on handmade, high-end analogue...

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    Daking Audio Mic Pre II

    Dual-channel Microphone Preamplifier

    Find out what this vintage-inspired preamp has to offer the modern recordist.

    Reviews Dec 2018
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    Mytek Brooklyn DAC+

    D-A Converter, Headphone Amp & Preamp

    This D-A converter boasts a range of useful features — as well as impressive performance.

    Reviews Dec 2018
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    SPL Crescendo: the first eight-channel 120V mic preamp

    120V DV Audio Rail offers huge headroom and clean, "relaxed" sound.

    Sound Performance Lab (aka SPL) have released an eight-channel mic preamp called the Crescendo which uses...

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    SE launch DM1 Dynamite in-line preamp at AES (Video)

    Uses phantom power to provide an extra 28dB of gain

    Launched alongside the new...

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    Useful Arts SFP-30 Tube Preamp launched at AES

    Telefunken V76-inspired tube preamp sports variable second-order harmonics control

    Though Useful Arts have only been around as a brand for just over a year, their quest for vibrant ’...

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    Rupert Neve Designs launch 5211 preamp at AES

    Two-channel preamp lets you drive transformer without hitting the red on your interface

    Launched at the AES Convention in New York, the Rupert Neve Designs 5211 is a two-channel mic preamp with...

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    Cranborne Audio Camden 500

    Microphone Preamplifier

    This debut product from a new British company is not just another mic preamp...

    Reviews Oct 2018
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    Electro-Harmonix 95000

    Performance Loop Laboratory

    With mic preamps, multitrack recording and mixing built in, EHX’s 95000 is much more than your average looper.

    Reviews Oct 2018

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