London (June 25, 2004)–Pure Distribution, a division of Stirling Audio, recently supplied theatrical productions around Europe with the 1788 eight-channel remote controlled microphone preamplifier, manufactured by Aphex Systems.
Chris Full from rental company Autograph Sound Recording chose the 1788 microphone preamp for its reliability, features and multichannel capabilities. Several units are in use on the UK and European tour of the musical Fosse. The Aphex 1788 are in addition to the original system design by Jonathan Deans, and have been specified to accommodate all orchestra microphones, offering extra mic inputs on the front of house mixing desk.
Another acclaimed musical, We Will Rock You, which entertained Queen fans with their favorite hits entwined into a futuristic storyline, also made use of the Aphex preamp. This time the 1788 was on the Madrid production, working with four Neumann microphones in an off stage vocal booth, offering the live sound operator higher output levels and a far improved frequency response.
Aphex was founded nearly 30 years ago and prides its company and product line on being 100 percent owned, engineered, and manufactured in the U.S. The 1788 microphone preamplifier was added to the product line in 1999 and has proved to be a big success, not only in the live performance market, but live broadcast and recording sectors too.