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Preamps / Channel Strips

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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    JoeMeek VC6Q

    Recording Channel

    Paul White goes green with the latest JoeMeek recording channel.

    Reviews Jan 2000
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    Focusrite ISA430 Producer Pack

    Input Channel

    Focusrite's latest product is an updated version of one of their '80s classics. Is it even better the second time around?

    Reviews Nov 1999
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    GML 8304

    4-channel Reference Quality Mic Preamp

    This state-of-the art- multi-channel mic preamp, designed by the celebrated George Massenburg, is light on frills but heavy on quality.

    Reviews Oct 1999
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    Peavey VMP2

    Dual-channe Tube Preamp

    The fashionably vintage exterior of this US-made dual-channel preamp is matched by an all-valve interior. Hugh Robjohns gets a retro perspective.

    Reviews Aug 1999
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    SPL Gold Mike

    Microphone Preamp

    Paul White tries the hybrid sound of SPL's new dual-channel precision microphone preamplifier.

    Reviews Jun 1999
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    TC Electronic Gold Channel

    Stereo Signal Conditioner

    TC Electronic's latest innovation is a dual-channel mic preamp/channel strip with comprehensive digital processing.

    Reviews Mar 1999
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    Line 6 Pod - the original

    Line 6 Pod

    Physical Modelling Guitar Preamp

    Can this intriguing little box really emulate the recorded sound of many of the world's greatest guitar amplifiers?

    Reviews Feb 1999
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    Focusrite Platinum Voicemaster

    Voice Channel

    It's a Focusrite, Jim, but not as we know it! Is it possible to deliver Focusrite quality at such an aggressively low price?

    Reviews Jul 1998
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    Event EMP1

    Solid-state Mic Preamp

    Many mic preamps are marketed on the strength of the sound they claim to impart to your recordings, but the Event EMP1 is designed to sit as unobtrusively in your signal path as possible, amplifying quietly to itself. Hugh Robjohns investigates...

    Reviews Jun 1998
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    Oram Octasonic Precision

    Octal Mic Preamp

    Oram are not a company to do things by halves; their Octasonic, as the name suggests, features a whopping eight channels of professional-quality mic amplification. David Mellor finds it's eight times a preamp....

    Reviews Apr 1998
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    TL Audio Ivory 5050 & 5001

    Valve Preamp & Mic/Line Amp

    TL Audio's Ivory range of affordable valve-based processors continues to expand. Big game hunter Paul White strikes (c)amp and bags the lates two in the herd... (SOS wishes to point out that no elephants were harmed during the writing of this review.)

    Reviews Apr 1998
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    TL Audio Ivory Series VP5051

    Valve Processor

    David Mellor warms to TL Audio's new mid-range valve voice processor.

    Reviews Feb 1998
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    Demeter HM1

    Tube Mic Preamp

    Can an expensive valve microphone preamp like this one really make that much diference to the quality of your recordings?

    Reviews Jan 1998
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    DACS Micamp

    Dual-channel Mic Preamp

    Tyneside-based DACS have been building high-quality equipment for people on a one-off basis for years, but now they've launched a range of equipment that anyone can buy. Hugh Robjohns explains why he'd rather buy British.

    Reviews Nov 1997
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    CLM Dynamics DB400s

    Mic Preamp

    Two channels good, four channels better — but 4-channel preamps are thin on the ground. Hugh Robjohns has succeeded in sniffing one out.

    Reviews Aug 1997
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    Amek System 9098

    Dual Mic Amp

    Pro quality at an affordable price? Hugh Robjohns inspects a preamp with a prestigious name.

    Reviews Jul 1997
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    TL Audio Crimson PA 3001

    Mic Preamp

    Richard Waghorn tests the TL Audio PA3001 alongside some of the best mic preamps available and discovers a good combination of price and performance.

    Reviews Apr 1997
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    DBX Model 760X

    Microphone Amplifier

    Thinking of buying a new microphone? Maybe you should consider investing in a dedicated mic preamp instead, to improve the clarity and definition of your recordings without breaking the bank. Dominic Hawken plugs in the mic he likes and checks out the new contender from dbx

    Reviews Mar 1997
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    Drawmer 1962

    Digital Vacuum Tube Preamp

    Drawmer's 1960 series leaps into the digital age with the launch of the 1962, which combines a specially designed low-noise preamp, variable tube coloration and audio-sweetening tools with an optional 24-bit output stage. Paul White celebrates the year of the tube.

    Reviews Mar 1997
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    Audio Toys Inc 8MX2


    Hugh Robjohns takes a look at yet another studio unit designed to partner the new generation of digital 8-tracks, this time from a company new to the UK market.

    Reviews Feb 1997
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    Focusrite Green

    Dual Mic Preamp

    Some mic preamps are used for the audible effect they produce on recordings, while others are chosen simply to amplify your mic signals as cleanly as possible. Paul White checks out at the third unit in Focusrite's affordable Green range, and finds a quality mic amplifier that falls into the latter category...

    Reviews Feb 1997


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