Los Angeles, CA (October 24, 2008)–Little Labs has introduced its Redcloud 8810U8ERS balanced attenuator pack. It was born out of necessity for recording engineer Don Smith, aka Redcloud (Rolling Stones, Tom Petty, Stevie Nicks), who liked lots of gain on his mic preamps but needed a way to attenuate the post mic pre signal.
The Redcloud 8810U8ERS is a 8-channel balanced attenuator pack utilizing the db25 connector (Tascam type) in/out pin out. The unit can be button-selected for stereo or mono attenuation in groups of two. The Redcloud 8810U8ERS can be utilized as eight balanced mono attenuators or up to four balanced stereo attenuators or even externally wired as eight stereo unbalanced attenuators.
The special attenuators used are a 5k? impedance, allowing devices to drive the attenuator but also able to drive relatively long cables without high-frequency loss. The Redcloud 8810U8ERS can also be rackmounted, making it possible to have up to 32 channels of attenuation in a 1U rack space. Uses include analog faders pre or post Pro Tools, volume controls for multiple speaker systems, or any job that needs a stereo or mono rotary attenuator.
The Redcloud 8810U8ERS will be shipping November 1, 2008 for a suggested retail price of $400.