A mixer, a USB 2 interface, and valve coloration all for less than the price of many preamps — is it too good to be true?
ART make a wide range of useful studio gadgets at affordable prices, from simple DI boxes to rackmount compressors and multichannel preamps. This latest product, the Tube Mix, is a tiny five-channel analogue mixer.
The Tube Mix, as the name suggests, includes a valve in the signal path: it’s fitted with a single 12AX7 (ECC83) dual-triode valve that can be switched into the appropriate signal path when you wish. As is made clear in the manual, the valve stages are there to apply a subtle warmth when...
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