Studio - Microphone Preamplifiers


Manley TNT Microphone Preamplifier

Date: 07/24/2014

The dual-channel Manley TNT is loosely named after its “Tube ‘n No Tube” channels. But I contend that it could also refer to “Tweak ‘n Tweak,” as that’s what you’ll be doing with this $3,000 preamp’s wealth of interesting options.  MORE

Studio Reviews by Rich Tozzoli: St. John Recording Retreat 2014 with DPA, Fender Studio, Grace Design & Universal Audio

Date: 07/14/2014

Recording away from the comforts of my studio is never easy, especially when it’s a few thousand miles away from home on an island.  MORE

PAR On Audio Production Touch Screens

Date: 07/02/2014

I think one of the big changes on the horizon is touch screen technology utilizing touch screen panels (TSPs). It’s time to re-imagine the tools of music production. I look around and I see TSPs in use everywhere, from smartphones to cash registers, cars to airport ticket terminals. The rapid adoption and success of the iPad is a clear indicator that TSPs are here to stay.  MORE

Audio-Technica AT5040 Cardioid Condenser Microphone

Date: 12/03/2013

A-T has prospered in the high performance, mid-priced mic category, but has never attempted to break into the “premium mic” category.  MORE

Slate Pro Audio Fox Two-Channel Microphone Preamplifier

Date: 07/31/2012

The reality of today’s studio environment is that we often want a single piece of equipment to cover a lot of territory, yet retain a high standard of quality.  MORE

Review: Aphex Model 188 8-Channel Microphone Preamplifier

Date: 06/29/2012

The remote-controllable Model 188 is a flexible multichannel mic amp built to serve many masters.   MORE

PAR Session Trial: 8 Microphone Preamplifiers with ATI (JDK Audio), Focusrite, Grace, Millennia & True

Date: 06/25/2012

Our second installment in a new review series features five select and pro-grade eight-channel microphone preamps: proven performers for PAR reviewers, discovered since the inception of the magazine.  MORE

API The Channel Strip (TCS) Microphone Preamplifier, Compressor & Equalizer

Date: 05/17/2012

After being formed in 1968, API quickly rose to high esteem among the world’s top manufacturers in every musical genre to the point that many engineers prefer not to track through anything but an API desk.  MORE

A-Designs Ventura Microphone Preamp/Equalizer

Date: 05/17/2012

The Ventura combines an amazing mic preamp, a low-noise instrument input and a smooth, threeband parametric EQ that includes high/low filters into a single-rack-space channel strip.  MORE

Retro Instruments Powerstrip Tube Recording Channel

Date: 05/17/2012

Established in 2006, Retro Instruments is a relatively new company, but due to the classic nature of its product line and the fact that everything it has released to date is a true sonic gem, it feels like it has been around for decades.  MORE

RND Portico 5024 Quad Mic Preamp

Date: 04/23/2012

Joining the range of Rupert Neve Designs full-rack units is the Portico 5024 quad microphone preamplifier.  MORE

RND Portico II Channel Strip

Date: 01/03/2012

The Rupert Neve Designs Portico ll ($3,249) is a 2U channel strip with mic/DI preamp, equalizer/de-esser and compressor sections.  MORE

Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5017 Mobile DI/Preamp/Compressor

Date: 12/27/2011

The Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5017 portable mic pre/ DI/compressor ($1,195.) is designed for both studio and live use.  MORE


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