Pre-Amps

by Phillip Nichol… ·Posted
Designed to be the audiophile-quality centerpiece of a mobile recording setup, the Apogee Electronics Duet 3 is a 2 x 4 USB Type-C audio interface bringing Apogee's legendary sonic performance and intuitive operability to an ultracompact, elegant, and durable form factor for musicians, producers, and songwriters in pursuit of their best sound no matter where they are. While the low-profile exterior combines an aluminum base with a
by Eric Calvi ·Posted
Black Lion Audio, the acclaimed company on a mission to develop superior-quality, boutique audio equipment boldly, is gracing us with three new offerings at NAMM 2018, including the Seventeen compressor, Auteur Quad mic preamps, and
by Nicholas Messitte ·Posted
Warm Audio was not received tepidly when the company released its ’76 and Pultec clones—no, no, no. On the contrary, reviewers praised and forums fawned all over these rackmount units. Just in time for NAMM 2018, Warm Audio is seeking to strike while the iron is still plugged in, by issuing preamps and preamp/EQ combo pieces fashioned in the classic, British ’73 style. Long considered the stuff of pro-audio legend, the original ’73-style preamps exhibited a unique flavor that contributed mightily to the scene, first to the sound of classic
by jaime traba ·Posted
The idea of having a variety of microphone preamps at your fingertips is, relatively speaking, a more modern advent in recording. The “golden era” of making records saw engineers using the preamps found in the console in the studio, and didn’t give much thought to mixing a Neve sound on the overheads while using APIs on the snare and toms. As more and more engineers (pro and hobbyist alike) explore the 500 Series, many feel no real need to fill a 10-slot rack with the same exact pre. As the adage goes, variety is the spice of life, and there
by Andrew Eisele ·Posted
If you want to learn about 500 Series, you need to start with API. API first started producing recording equipment in the late 1960s and has been on the cutting edge of recording technology throughout the ’70s and ’80s. The company’s large-frame consoles have gone on to become highly sought after and are comparable in quality to SSL and Neve, while providing a unique and sought-after sound all their own. The one thing that separated API from most other large-frame recording console manufacturers was the modular design, where different types of
by Andrew Eisele ·Posted
Do you need to expand your existing preamp array in your studio or live setup? Would you like to do so using the wares of a company renowned in both the digital and analog sides of the coin? Then you should definitely check out these items, fresh from their debut at CES 2017. The Scarlett OctoPre is quite suitable for tracking drums, vocals, guitars, keyboards, and more. It gives you eight second-generation
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In the following video, Rob Rives demonstrates the Zoom F4 Field Recorder, and how it can be a useful addition to any professional sound engineer’s inventory. This video explores the functions, controls, and features of the Zoom F4, including the inputs and outputs, signal flow, and peripherals, including the EXH-6 module for adding an additional set of inputs. We showcase the super-low-noise preamps, which offer 75 dB of gain and are
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Join Rob Rives as he talks with resident DAC expert Dan Bockrath about the ever-growing portable listening amp and digital-to-analog converter category, here at B&H. The two focus on the newly released Shure SHA900, as well as the TEAC Ha-P50, the