Docstoc

THE FRONT

Document Sample
THE FRONT Powered By Docstoc
					                     THE FRONT
By Jon Schafer
                         END                                                There are a staggering amount of preamps and preamp styles to
                                                                            choose from, with a wide variety of components used on the inside.
                                                                            Certain transformers impart specific sonic properties to the audio




L
        et’s face it. Most of us have switched over to
                                                                            that passes through them, making them desirable choices. The
        digital. There’s nothing wrong with tape, but                       impedance — and whether it’s variable or not — will also change the
        nothing can compete with the convenience of                         characteristics of the sound. Take a common mic, such as the Shure
                                                                            SM57, and listen to how the sound changes dramatically as you shift
        digital. Nondestructive editing is commonplace                      between the different impedances. A preamp with variable impedance
— not to mention extremely fast — in the digital                            can completely reinvigorate your mic locker.
                                                                                                                             Universal Audio LA-2A
world, and getting the trusty razor blade out
to cut and splice analog tape is anything but
nondestructive.
Digital, with its transparency and inherent lack of noise, again
has an edge over analog. But, if you’re looking for something
a bit more colorful, adding external analog gear to your digital
rig can be a great way to set your recordings apart from the
standard digital fare. Of course, an analog recording system
can also benefit from adding other pieces of analog gear to the mix,
so no matter if you’re embracing technology or rockin’ it old school,       EQ and Compression
additional sonic flavors can breathe new life into your creativity.
                                                                            So, you’ve captured your sound, and now you want to fine-tune it
The best way to look at incorporating outboard gear into any recording      for the mix. Enter EQ and compression, the first steps to shaping the
system — analog or digital — is to think of these pieces as an entire       sound. While there’s no certain order in which EQ and compression
signal-processing system, rather than individual components. What           should be applied to a signal — some like to use them on the way in,
we’re trying to do here is to get you thinking about the how and why        while others like to use them during mixdown — these two tools can
of integrating outboard gear into your system as a means of shaping         alter tonality, either subtly or aggressively. Obviously, you can use any
sounds for a mix.                                                           EQ to cut or boost frequencies, but many great outboard EQs have a
                                                                                  certain magic within their circuitry that adds an intangible factor
                                                                                     — something beyond simply boosting or cutting frequencies.
                                                                                     This tinting of the sound is musical and pleasing to the ear, and
                                                                                     with its unique sonic character, the audio often stands out in
                                                                                     the mix. Compression can be used for coloration, as well.
                                                                                     Compressors come in different flavors and handle different
                                                                                     tasks. Anything with tubes has the capability of being pushed
                                                                                     into overdrive, which creates mild distortion that enhances
                                                                                     harmonics. Opto-cell and solid-state compressors can also
                                                                                     yield interesting results when pushed to the point of distortion.
                                              Groove Tubes SuPRE                     But, each compressor reacts differently, so experiment to find
Preamps                                                                     the sweet spot of your individual compressor (or compressors, as the
                                                                            case may be).
The first step to injecting some analog soul into your recordings comes
at the front end. A preamp can be quite effective in flavoring audio on     It’s easy to overdo compression, but sometimes letting a compressor
the way to the A/D converter. From tube to solid-state to hybrid models     really clamp down on a signal brings out an aggressive edge. Drums
that offer the best of both worlds, the right preamp can take an average    and bass can sound “mean” when massaged with a good compressor
mic and make it sound stellar. And the beautiful thing about preamps is     — especially a tube compressor — and a compressor can really
that they come in so many flavors. The resurgence of vintage gear has       thicken up weak guitars and vocals. Of course, transparently managing
spurred some manufacturers to either reissue their classic preamps or       the dynamics of a song or a track should always be the first and
     create new designs based on the tonality of classic circuits. After    foremost goal when choosing a compressor, but it never hurts to have
          all, much of what makes a 40-year-old recording sound so          one that also boasts a good deal of character.
                good is the circuitry used to record it on the front end.
SWEETWATER’S ESSENTIAL GUIDES


                                                                                          Summing
                                                                                       So far, we’ve discussed the uses and applications for
                                                                                       outboard preamps and processors, but for those of us
                                                                                       who mix inside the box (or at least largely inside the
                                                                                       box), without using external hardware, there are tools
                                                                                       available that bring a bit of analog soul to the digital
                                                                                       world. Analog summing has emerged in recent years
                                                                                       as a great solution for blending the two technologies
                                                                   Manley VOXBOX together. Bounce out your tracks as stems, set up

 Channel Strips                                                                     the routing within your DAW, plug in your summing box,
                                                                          and you’re on your way to analog summing. Proponents of this
 The beautiful thing about the modern studio world is that we             method say that it provides more headroom and, therefore, has a
 can have our cake and eat it, too! Many manufacturers provide a          cleaner, more organic sound as the end result. Summing amps are
 preamp/EQ/compressor all-in-one combo called a channel strip —           also a good way to integrate any of the external processing we’ve
 and the cost is often not much more than the cost of a single EQ,        discussed previously into your system, and many of them can serve
 preamp, or compressor! These handy units are meant to function as        as monitor management systems, as well. If you’re working digitally,
 though you pried a channel out of a classic mixing console — hence       a summing amp is a must have — and as a bonus, you’ll most likely
 the name. Channel strips are great for adding coloration as you’re       notice a bump in sound quality, too!
 tracking, and some offer the ability to remove the EQ or compressor
 from the signal path, or even a way to patch back into just the EQ                   Mastering
 and compressor during the mixdown, making them true studio
 multi-purpose tools.                                                                 So, you’ve recorded, shaped, mixed, and summed your
                                                                Eventide H8000FW tracks, and now you’ve got the perfect 2-track stereo
                                                                                       mix. You’re ready to put the song on CD, except there’s
                                                                                       one thing: you need to master your song. At the end
                                                                                       of the day, the tools used for mastering aren’t terribly
                                                                                       different than those used at the mix stage, namely
                                                                                       EQ and compression. But the processors found at this
                                                                                       stage of the process are frequently among the most
                                                                          expensive and the most transparent, and for good reason, as no
 Reverb and Effects                                                       expense is spared to ensure the finest signal path possible. The
 Reverb is key to making a mix sound as if it were all recorded with      goal here isn’t to drastically alter the sound, rather it is to put the
 a band playing in a single room. In the “old days,” many recording       final “shine” on the track as a whole. If anything pops up in the
 studios were large empty rooms that had a good natural sound.            mix that needs drastic attention, it should be re-addressed in a
 This sound often translated into “roominess” in the recordings.                    mixing session and then brought back for mastering, as
 But as recording has turned more and more into an                                          the tools designed for mastering are intended to
 at-home affair, we’re reaching                                                                                          provide a more precise,
 for effects processors to                                                                                                surgical approach than a
 take the place of the classic                                                                                             creative one — you’re
 recording spaces that used                                                                                                 really looking to make
 to be so prevalent. One of                                                                                                  small corrections to
 the really great things about                                                                                                the frequency balance
 adding reverb by using                                                                                                        of the overall track
 external processing is that                                                                                                    and to apply final
 it’s easier on your computer                                                                                                    compression or
 than using a reverb plug-in.                                                                                                     limiting to the song
 Plus, many reverb proces-                                                                                                        in order to get the
 sors include emulations of                                                                                                     levels and dynamics
 classic recording spaces. This allows you to                             Focusrite ISA One                             right. Now that your track
 make it sound as if your tracks were laid down in the finest studios     is mastered, there’s nothing left to do but sit back and watch it climb
 in the world. As a bonus, many reverb processors also include a          the charts!
 slew of other effects for creatively altering songs.




  GML 2030
228             Preamps & Signal Processing                                                                                                                                             Call us today at (800) 222-4700
                                 Microphone Preamps



 Liquid 4Pre
 192kHz Mic Preamp with 40
 Classic Mic Pre Emulation
 Settings
 One of the hottest developments to come to
 the audio world lately is the ability to inject vintage vibe into the digital realm — and since so many of us operate in DAW environments and require uncompromising fidelity, being
 able to apply a classic touch to our source sounds is a real treat. In addition to providing premium digital sound quality, Focusrite’s impressive Liquid 4Pre gives you the ability to
 call up just about any classic mic preamp sound you can think of. Plus, you can run four different settings at once. Talk about flexibility! You can apply 40 different emulations of
 some of the most sought-after preamps to each of this unit’s four channels, all in pristine 192kHz clarity. Software is included to control the Liquid 4Pre, which also features large
 VU-style digital displays.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ONLY $111/mo.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    $
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        369999
 Specs: In: 8 x XLR • Out: 4 x XLR • Dig out: AES/EBU on XLR, word clock • 20Hz-20kHz • Imp: variable • Gain range: 66dB
                                                                                                                                                                                           Liquid4Pre         4-channel Mic Preamp ..............................



 ISA 828                                                                                                                                         ISA 428
 8-channel Mic                                                                                                                                   4-channel Preamp
 Preamp with                                                                                                                                     with Selectable
 Selectable Input Impedance                                                                                                                      Input Impedance                                            “I’v
                                                                                                                                                                                                            “I’ve owned an ISA 428 for a few years now, and it
 Packing eight transformer-based ISA preamps into a single 2U enclosure, the ISA 828                                                             The Rupert Neve-                           con
                                                                                                                                                                                            continues to be my go-to stereo mic pre. It gives you
 brings the Focusrite signature sound to DAW users everywhere. The real beauty of the                                                            designed 4-channel ISA                      a detailed yet warm sound, and the impedance
 ISA 828 lies in the fact that you not only get eight channels of great-sounding Focusrite                                                       428 preamp’s extremely                      sw
                                                                                                                                                                                             switching comes in handy to work with any mic/input
                                                                                                                                                                                              o
                                                                                                                                                                                              option, including ribbon mics.”
 preamps, but you also get a 25-pin D-type connector that lets you interface directly with                                                       low noise floor and 60dB                      — Paul Allen, Sales Engineer, Ext. 1318
 hard disk recorders and mixing consoles. The input impedance is switchable (with four                                                           of gain are impressive,
 possible settings per channel), and one setting is even the same as the much sought-after                                                       but it’s the 10Hz-200kHz
 ISA-110! Each channel is also equipped with insert points, making it easy to connect                                                            frequency response that you’ll hear when you record high-definition audio. What’s
 external compressors or EQs to the ISA 828. Focusrite’s ISA 828 ADC card adds digital                                                           more, its switchable impedance feature allows you to tailor the 428 to your personal
 functionality to the preamp.                                                  ONLY $90/mo.                                                      microphone collection.
 Specs: In: 4 x TS, 8 x XLR, 8 x
                                         ISA828
                                                                                                                          $
                                                                                                                              299999             Specs: In: 4 x TS, 4 x XLR, 4 x TRS, 4 x XLR (ADC) • Out: 4 x XLR • Dig I/O: S/PDIF, AES, ADAT,                        ONLY $60/mo.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        199999
                                                            8-channel Mic Preamp ............List $329999
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    $
 TRS, 1 x ADC 25-pin • Out: 1 x ADC                                                                                                              word clock • Imp: 600, 2,400, 6,800 ohms
                                                                                                                                  $      99      • Gain range: 60dB
 25-pin • Dig I/O: AES/ S/PDIF, ADAT/    ISA828Card         A/D Card...................................................           849                                                      ISA428                                            $
                                                                                                                                                                                                              4-ch Mic Preamp ....................List 249999
 S/MUX • word clock • Imp: 600;
 1,400; 2,400; 6,800 ohms


                                                                                                                     ISA One
                                                                                                                     Portable Single-channel Preamp with Variable Impedance and Insert Point
                                                                                                                      Focusrite proves that what was old is new again, with the ISA One. Built on the topology of the original ISA
                                                                                                                      110, including the Lundahl L1538 transformer, the ISA One continues the legacy of the Forte console (The
                                                                                                                      original 110 preamp was the cornerstone of each channel of Focusrite’s legendary Forte console). There are
                                                                                                                      a mic/line input and a DI input with a variable impedance selector for sonic coloration, both packaged in
                                                                                                                      an ultra-portable desktop unit. Insert send and return jacks let you patch in external processing between the
                                                                                                                      preamp and the output, if you so desire. The ISA One’s headphone output provides an external stereo cue mix
                                                                                                                       that allows you to add a click track or to adjust the monitor mix to taste. Packing the same amazing sound
                                                                                                                       that put the Forte on the map all those years ago — and a low price — the ISA One makes premium preamp
                                                                                                                       sound available to home studios and pro facilities alike. The ISA Stereo ADC card brings 24-bit/192kHz
                                                                                                                      conversion capability to the ISA One, including AES/EBU, S/PDIF, and ADAT connections.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ONLY $24/mo.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            79999
                                                                                                                   Specs: In: 2 x XLR, 3x1/4", 1 x DI • Out: 2 x XLR • Gain range:
                                                                                                                   60dB • Imp: 600, 1,400, 2,400, 6,800 ohms                                                                                                            $
                                                                                                                                                                                           ISAOne             Portable Preamp .......................List $99999
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            $
                                                                                                                                                                                           ISAOneCard         A/D Card for ISA One .................List $69999                 39999


 OctoPre                                                                                                                                         OctoPre LE
 8-channel Mic Preamp with Individual Compressor/Limiters                                                                                        8-channel Mic Preamp with Autoswitching Front and Rear Inputs
 OctoPre’s eight mic                                                                                                                             Focusrite designed
 preamps use solid-state                                                                                                                         OctoPre LE for
 Class A design and                                                                                                                              budget-conscious
 deliver detail and clarity without coloration. The first two “super channels” also                                                              studios that don’t require all of the original OctoPre’s features yet desire an excellent-
 feature phase reverse and front-panel TRS jacks for quick and easy DI-free instrument                                                           sounding multi-channel front end. The OctoPre LE provides eight channels of pristine
 connection. Each channel features a revolutionary compressor/limiter circuit that                                                               Focusrite preamps, including two “super channels” that offer mic-impedance matching
 provides full control over input dynamics, with only one knob! DAW users, check out                                                             and instrument DI inputs. Autoswitching front- and rear-panel inputs and total control
 OctoPre’s digital options: the ADAT interface provides 8-channel digital outputs at                                                             of the digital I/O from the front panel allow the unit to remain racked and patched, with
 24-bit/96kHz resolution, while the Multi interface has ADAT plus AES/EBU and S/PDIF                                                             every I/O option available at the flick of a switch. The optional ADAT card allows you to
 outputs. Both have word clock inputs.                                        ONLY $27/mo.
                                                                                                                                                 use the ADAT I/O on your gear, along with word clock I/O for studio sync.
 Specs: In: 8 x XLR, 8-ch 25-pin, 2 x                                                                                         $
                                                                                                                                  89999          Specs: In: 8 x XLR, 2 x TRS • Out: 8                                                                                   ONLY $21/mo.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         66999
 TRS • Out: 8-ch 25-pin • Dig I/O: S/    OctoPre      8-Ch Mic Preamp ......................List $99999                                          x TRS • Dig I/O: ADAT, word clock •
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    $
 PDIF, AES, ADAT, word clock • Gain                                                                                               $      99      Impedance: 2,500 ohms • Gain range:       OctoPreLE
 range: 60dB
                                         OctoPreADAT OctoPre Lightpipe A-D Option......List $24999                                    222        47dB
                                                                                                                                                                                                       8-ch Mic Preamp ......................List 699    $     99

                                                                                                                                  $
                                         OctoPreMulti OctoPre Dig Output Card .............List $34999                                32999                                                OctoPreLEADAT A/D/A Card for OctoPreLE ....List $24999                           23999
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            $
1979                       2009
                                                     Visit us online at www.sweetwater.com                                                                                                 Preamps & Signal Processing                                                         229
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Microphone Preamps


                      2-610                                                                                                                             DCS Remote Preamp
 2-channel Tube Preamp                                                                                                                                  2-channel Remote Preamp with Mid-side Encoder and Talkback
 The 2-610 “Silverface”                                                                                                                                 If you’ve ever tried to record yourself while playing an
 edition includes a silver                                                                                                                              instrument, then you know there’s a lot of awkward
 faceplate that matches                                                                                                                                 reaching involved. So, for the solo artist/producer/
 current UA gear and a 15dB                                                                                                                             engineer, Universal Audio’s DCS Remote Preamp may
 pad that helps with hot mics or                                                                                                                        well seem heaven sent! Not only do you get an incredible-
 very loud input signals. The 2-610 is based on the Bill Putnam-designed 610 console                                                                    sounding 2-channel mic preamp at a great per-channel
 preamp that left its mark on classic recordings, from Sinatra to Van Halen. It will make                                                               value, but you can also put the actual preamp anywhere,
 you feel as if you have a whole new mic collection! A ribbon mic takes on unexpectedly                                                                 then use the remote control to set up your sound via
 huge dimensions when coupled with the 2-610, with powerful, dominating midbass.                                                                        Ethernet — brilliant! There’s a headphone amp onboard,
 Even an inexpensive dynamic mic can sound amazingly rich, airy, and expensive. This                                                                    as well as reverb and EQ, for your monitoring-only mix.
 magic is partly due to variable input impedance, which lets you optimize the preamp to                                                                 You can dial in the amount you hear of inputs A and B,
 the mic. It’s ideal for tracking when used in conjunction with an 1176LN FET compres-                                                                  as well input C, a rear-panel stereo input. High-quality VU
 sor. Whether you’re running pure analog or enhancing your digital audio workstation,                                                                   meters display levels, and you can operate in mono, stereo, or with the mid/side decoder.
 the 2-610 brings classic tube character to your recording.                                                                                             Specs: In: 2 x XLR, 2 x TRS, 2 x DI
                                                                                                                             ONLY $63/mo.               • Out: 5 x TRS, 1 x phones, Cat 5 •                                                                          ONLY $36/mo.
 Specs: In: 2 x XLR mic, 2 x XLR line, 2 x 1/4" DI • Out: 2 x XLR • 20Hz-20kHz • Imp: 500k,
                                                                                                                         $
                                                                                                                             209997                                                                                                                                  $
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         119997
                                                                                                                                                        20Hz-20kHz • Imp: 2,000 ohms •
 200k ohms • Gain range: 61dB •
                                                                                                                                                        Gain range: 61dB • Pad: 15dB
 Pad: 15dB                                  2610S              2-channel Tube Mic Preamp.....List $239900                                                                                      DCSRemotePre                 2-ch Remote Pre .....List $149900


 SOLO/610                                                                                                                                               710 Twin-Finity
 Portable Tube                                                                                                                                          Tube/FET Preamp with Blend Control
 Preamp/DI
                                                                                                                                                        Universal Audio’s stellar reputation
 The SOLO/610 is the tube-powered counterpart                                                                                                           was forged with Bill Putnam Sr.’s
 to Universal Audio’s popular SOLO/110 and                                                                                                              legendary designs, sustained with
 a direct descendant of the world-famous 610                                                                                                            faithful re-creations of those products,
 console. Imagine being able to take the sound of                                                                                                       and reaffirmed with great modern
 the 2-610 (above) with you, in a box that is less                                                                                                      products that meet the needs of today’s
 than the size of a shoe box! The SOLO/610 offers                                                                                                       production environments while staying true to
 a dark, rich sound, which is great for thickening                                                                                                      the vision of the company’s founder. Here’s a great example of the latter! The elegantly
 up vocals, acoustic guitars, and electric guitars.                                                                                                     simple 710 Twin-Finity preamp gives you the best of tube and solid-state tones — and
 Plus, the tube circuitry really sweetens the sound                                                                                                     even lets you blend them together! This easy-to-use 3-knob unit houses a fully Class A
 of DI-ed bass. Whether you end up on the solid-                                                                                                        FET mic preamp and a full-tube preamp. A tone blending knob lets you take the 710
 state or tube side of the fence, one thing’s for sure: The SOLO/610 is an amazing                                                                      from completely solid-state (for that tight transient “bite”) to a rich, vintage-sounding
 single-channel value for any studio.                                                                                                                   tube circuit, allowing you to blend the two, as well. Its dual gain-stage settings also allow
 Specs: In: 1 x XLR, 1 x DI • Out: 1 x XLR • 20Hz-20kHz • Imp: 500k, 2k ohms • Gain range: 55dB                                                         you to add plenty of coloration to your signal by cranking up the input gain.
                                                                                                                             ONLY $24/mo.               Specs: In: 2 x XLR, 1 x DI • Out:                                                                            ONLY $24/mo.
                                                                                                                             $
                                                                                                                                 79997                                                                                                                               $
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         79997
                                                                                                                                                        1 x XLR • 20Hz-100kHz • Imp:
                                              Solo610                1-channel Tube Pre....................List $94900                                  2k ohms • Gain range: 70dB •
                                                                                                                                                        Pad: 15dB
                                                                                                                                                                                               710              Tube/FET Preamp and DI............List $99900




 1100 mkII
 2-channel Class A Tube Mic Preamp with
 Digital Outputs
                                                                                                                                       MP-2NV                                                                               ME-1NV
                                                                                                   2-channel Mic Preamp                                                                        Single-channel Mic Preamp
 The Aphex 1100 mkII packs an incredible 2-channel                                                 Great River’s MP-2NV 2-channel boutique Class A                                             The ME-1NV is a single-channel version of Great River
 tube preamp with digital connectivity into a 1U                                                   microphone preamp was designed to emulate the classic                                       Electronics’ MP-2NV (left) and features the same vintage
 enclosure, giving your studio rack a compact piece of                                             sound of a “British” console. Yet, the MP-2NV’s design                                      sound, thanks to iron in its signal path. What’s more,
 go-to gear that’s sure to become a permanent fixture.                                             allows it to conquer the low-end buildup common to the                                      there’s a hi-Z input onboard that’s ideal for shaping the
 This Class A preamp gives you impressively high                                                   “British” preamps, providing a clean, transparent signal.                                   sound of your bass, electric guitar, or sound modules.
 headroom and very low noise. The 1100 mkII includes                                               The MP-2NV is built with iron in the signal path, for a big                                 Dual metering displays your gain staging, and you’ll
 a custom-designed attenuator on the mic input line,                                               vintage sound, and the circuitry allows for transformer                                     also be glad to know that there’s a full 70dB of input
 providing smooth limiting on your mic’s output signal.                                            saturation. Push it hard and hear your electric guitars                                     gain, so you can enjoy rich and creamy sound from your
 The result is increased headroom and a great front end                                            and drums come alive with punchiness — it’s also ultra-                                     ribbon mic, with plenty of detail and no muddiness. And
 for digital recording or mixing! High-quality circuitry                                           quiet and perfect for vocals. The MP-2NV responds well                                      its ultra-quiet noise floor allows for rich, textured vocal
 and premium A/D conversion offer pristine sound quality,                                          to ribbons and handles DI tasks with punch and clarity.                                     sounds. Hear your favorite premium mics with incredible
 whether you’re working in the analog or digital realm.                                            All functions, such as phase reverse, phantom power, and                                    detail, and even make your most affordable mics sound
 Get the quality sonic results you’re looking for, with this                                       input impedance, are selectable on the front panel.                                         like top-shelf gems — it’s a great addition to any studio.
 great 2-channel preamp!                                                                           Specs: In: 2 x XLR, 1 x DI • Out: 2 x XLR, 1x1/4" • 20Hz-75kHz • Imp: 1.2k,                 Specs: mono • In: 1 x XLR, 1 x DI • Out: 1 x XLR, 1x1/4” • 20Hz-75kHz •
 Specs: In: 2 x XLR • Out: 2 x XLR • Dig I/O: AES/EBU,                                             3k ohms • Gain range: 70dB                                                                  Imp: 1.2k, 3k ohms • Gain range: 70dB
 S/PDIF • word clock • Gain range: 65dB • Pad: 20dB
                                                                     ONLY $66/mo.                                                                                               ONLY $69/mo.                                                                         ONLY $35/mo.

 1100mkII                                             $     00
                    2-ch Class A Tube Preamp .......List 2495
                                                                 $
                                                                     2199            97            MP2NV                     2-channel Class A Preamp .......List $296000
                                                                                                                                                                            $
                                                                                                                                                                                227500         ME1NV            Class A Preamp .......................List $149500
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     $
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         115000
230             Preamps & Signal Processing                                                                                                                                   Call us today at (800) 222-4700
                                 Microphone Preamps

                                                                                                                                                                              customer RAVES!
                                                                                                                                                                                      “I don’t have the time or money to blow on unnecessary
                                                                                                                                                                                      gear. I need friendly expert advice and the right p oducts,
                                                                                                                                                                                      gea .        f iendly expe t                 ight products,
                                                                                                                                                                                                 i Sweetwater delivers!”
                                                                                                                                                                                                time. Sweetwater deli !
                                                                                                                                                                                      the first time. Sweetwater d livers!”
                                                                                                                                                                                       h first time Sweetwat delivers!”
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Gary Theriac
                                                                                                                                                                                                       y eriac
                                                                                                                                                                                                            i
                                                                                                                                                                                                — Gary Theriac




 Portico 5032
 Half-rackspace Single-channel Microphone Preamp and 3-band EQ
 There’s no arguing that Rupert Neve knows how to dial in a great EQ. And, with the Portico 5032, you can take
 advantage of Neve’s finely tuned EQ expertise, with the benefit of a first-rate microphone preamplifier on the front end
 — the preamp design is the same as a single channel of the 5012 (right). Imparting much of the same Neve-signature
 sonic characteristics as the timeless consoles, the Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5032 features a 3-band EQ with high- and
 low-frequency shelving, plus a parametric midband covering 80Hz-8kHz in two ranges. It also features an independent
 transformer-coupled line-level input for just the EQ section.
 Specs: In: 2 x XLR • Out: 1 x XLR • 1/4" bus I/O
                                                                                         5032PreEQH
                                                                                                              ONLY $60/mo.

                                                                                                                 Mic Pre/EQ Module............................
                                                                                                                                                                 $
                                                                                                                                                                     199500                                      Portico 5012
                                                                                                                                                                               Half-rackspace 2-channel Microphone
                                                                                                                                                                               Preamplifier
                                                                                                                                                                               Rupert Neve is a living legend in the world of professional
                                                                                                                                                                               audio. His high-end designs not only sound fantastic
                                                                                                                                                                               individually, but they also carry with them a collective,
                                                                                                                                                                               highly sought-after signature “Neve” sound. And, with
                                                                                                                                                                               the Portico 5012 module, you’ll enjoy just that, in a
                                                                                                                                                                               world-class microphone preamp.
                                                                                                                                                                               The 5012 features a pair of preamps with Neve’s
                                                                                                                                                                               custom-designed input and output transformers, which
                                                                                                                                                                               are responsible for much of that Neve magic — in
 Portico 5015                                                                                                                                                                  fact, the transformers are based on the same vintage
                                                                                                                                                                               design principles as Neve’s classic consoles. With a TLA
 Half-rackspace Single-channel Microphone Preamp and VCA Compressor
                                                                                                                                                                               (Transformer-Like-Amplifier) preamplifier design, the
 A formidable member of Rupert Neve’s latest project, the Portico series, the Portico 5015 combines the premium                                                                Portico 5012 sports a fully sweepable highpass filter,
 preamplifier technology featured in the Portico 5012 (right) with a first-rate compressor, based on the Portico 5043                                                          selectable phantom power for each channel, and a special
 module. The Portico 5015’s compressor section sports two selectable VCA modes, with fully variable threshold, ratio,                                                          “Silk” mode, which gives the signal a decidedly sweet and
 attack, release, and makeup gain. And, like all of the Portico modules, the 5015 features Neve’s custom input and output                                                      musical vintage character.
 transformers. You can even run into the dedicated line input just to take advantage of the “sweetened” sound through                                                          Specs: In: 2 x XLR • Out: 2 x XLR • 1/4" bus I/O
 the premium transformers.                                                                                   ONLY $60/mo.                                                                                                                                          ONLY $57/mo.
 Specs: In: 2 x XLR • Out: 1 x XLR • 1/4" Bus I/O
                                                                               5015PreCompH Mic Pre/Compressor Module .......................
                                                                                                                                                                 $
                                                                                                                                                                     199500
                                                                                                                                                                               5012DuoMicH                  Mic Pre ........................................
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               $
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   189500




 Germanium Preamp/DI                                                                                                                      TG Channel MKII
 Single-channel Microphone Preamp/DI with Germanium Transistors                                                                           Microphone Preamp with Pultec-style EQ
 Chandler Limited has found its niche in the pro audio world by taking the technology                                                     Capturing the magic of the original equipment found in Abbey Road Studios — the
 of the past and putting a new spin on it, creating preamps and processors that capture                                                   same equipment used for the Beatles albums, not to mention Dark Side of the Moon
 the vibe of their vintage ancestors, but with decidedly modern tone-shaping capabilities.
                                                                                                                                          — Chandler Limited has brought the sound of the most famous studio in the world to
 And, by employing germanium transistors — once commonplace in early Neve, EMI,
                                                                                                                                          engineers the world over. The preamp section of the TG Channel MKII beautifully
 Telefunken, and Fairchild consoles — Chandler Limited has done just that, with the
                                                                                                                                          replicates the sound of the original, and, to many ears, possibly improves the high-end
 Germanium Preamp/DI. This single-channel preamp offers up the signature warm
 and smooth sound you’d expect from a germanium transistor, yet unique gain circuits                                                      response. The EQ section provides Pultec-style control over the sound, and, like a vintage
 give it a tonal flavor all its own.                                                                                                      unit, the sound is sweetened just by passing through it. The recordings done with the
                                                                                                                                          original gear are still reference points for both musicians and engineers. Now you can
 The Gain/Germanium Drive control and feedback control are intricately linked on the                                                      own the same gear! The output control works in conjunction with the input control to
 Germanium Preamp/DI. By adjusting the feedback control, you can shift your sound                                                         offer wildly varying coloration. Use the input gain to really push the signal to saturation
 from the clean, articulate realm to fatter tones well suited to guitar and vocal tracks                                                  and roll back the output to prevent overload at the recorder. Very handy for adding
 — it’s all in your hands. What’s more, a hi-Z front-panel input makes the Germanium                                                      unique tones to your recordings. The Pultec-style EQ makes it easy to further sculpt the
 Preamp/DI a stellar choice as a guitar or bass DI. Other controls include 48V phantom                                                    sound on the way to the recorder. A Chandler Power Supply is required.
 power, phase, pad, and thick. This unit requires the Chandler                 ONLY $34/mo.                                                                                                                                                                        ONLY $67/mo.
                                                                                                                                          Specs: In: 1 x XLR • Out: 1 x XLR
                                                                              $          00
                                                                                                             1105                                                                                                                                              $
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   222000
 Power Supply.
 Specs: In: 1 x XLR, 1 x TS • Out:       GermaniumPre          Preamp/DI .................List $120500                                                                         TGChanMkII         Preamp with EQ ..............List $247000
                                                                                                             $
 1 x XLR                                 ChandlerPS Chandler Power Supply......................List $22500    20597                                                             ChandlerPS Chandler Power Supply.....................List $22500                     $
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      20597
232             Preamps & Signal Processing                                                                                                                                         Call us today at (800) 222-4700
                                Microphone Preamps

                                                                                                                                                                                    customer RAVES!
                                                                                                                                                                                            “The attention and tenacity of you and your
                                                                                                                                                                                            organization has been helpful. I’ve not seen such
                                                                                                                                                                                            customer service since the old ‘mom and pops’!”
                                                                                                                                                                                                  — Rick Woodul



 Mic-Pre IV
 4-channel Mic Preamp
 Daking’s latest studio gear offerings look
 classic, sound great, and perform solidly —
 and you’ll be knocked out by their decidedly
 non-boutique prices. With a design based
 on the legendary Trident 80 Series consoles,
 Daking puts a premium on putting quality components at the heart of his gear, from circuits to transformers to amplifiers, while implementing modern techniques to ensure reliable,
 consistent performance.
 The Mic-Pre IV microphone preamp puts four channels of classic-sounding Class A performance to work for you, at a very friendly price! The Mic-Pre IV features the same discrete
 transistor circuitry featured in Daking’s Mic-Pre One (below right), with transformer-balanced inputs and outputs. You get switchable phase, 20dB mic input pad, phantom power, and
 selectable 1/4" inputs on the front panel, plus large aluminum knobs to give you control over the variable gain. Made to fit into a single rackspace, the Mic-Pre IV
                                                                                                                                                                         ONLY $66/mo.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2195
 makes an incredible front end!                                                                                                                                        $           97
 Specs: In: 8 x XLR/TRS, 4 x 1/4” hi-Z • Gain range: 70dB• Pad: 20dB                                                                                                                 MicPre4           4-ch Microphone Preamp ........List $315000



                                                                                                                                         Mic-Pre One
                                                                                                                                         1-channel Mic Preamp
                                                                                                                                         The Class A Mic-Pre One features the
                                                                                                                                         same discrete transistor circuitry featured
 Mic-Pre/EQ                                                                                                                              in Daking’s Mic-Pre IV, adding a variable
                                                                                                                                         highpass filter. You get switchable phase,
 Microphone Preamp and 4-band EQ
                                                                                                                                         a 20dB mic input pad, phantom power,
 Based on the Trident 80 Series consoles, the Daking Mic-Pre/EQ combines a 4-band                                                        and a selectable 1/4" line/hi-Z input on
 EQ with a high-quality mic preamp for exceptional results. The Mic-Pre/EQ uses discrete                                                 the front panel. Protected by a sturdy
 circuitry, Class A amplifiers, and transformer balanced inputs and outputs, giving you                                                  “DI-style” steel housing, the Mic-Pre One
 the richness of classic console sound as well as the dependability and low noise only                                                   is built for the long haul!
 modern technology and production techniques can provide. Large aluminum knobs put                                                       Specs: In: 1 x XLR, 1x1/4" • Out: 1 x XLR, 1 x 1/4" • Gain range: 60dB • Pad: 20dB
 you in charge of highpass and lowpass, pad, and phantom power.
 Specs: In: 2 x XLR/TRS • Out: 1 x XLR, DB25 • Imp: 1.2k ohms • Gain range: 70dB• Pad: 20dB         ONLY $43/mo.                                                                                                                                              ONLY $21/mo.
 • 4-band EQ
                                         MicPreEQ                                         $    00
                                                            Microphone Preamp/4-band EQList 2195
                                                                                                    $
                                                                                                        1425              97
                                                                                                                                                                                     MicPreOne 1-ch Microphone Preamp ..........List 850           $     00
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              $
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  67597




                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Brick
                                                                                                                                                                                                  DI Box and Mic/Instrument Preamp
             SuPRE                                                                                                                                                                   The Brick is a solid investment for any studio, yet it’s
                                                                                                                                                                                     also equally suited to the stage! This rugged silver box
             2-channel Stereo Tube Preamp                                                                                                                                            is a flexible DI as well as a stellar single-channel tube
 Groove Tubes knows tubes. They’ve also established quite a reputation among musicians, producers, and engineers for                                                                 microphone and instrument preamp.
 their fantastic mics and outboard studio gear. The little brother to the very popular ViPRE, the SuPRE is a 2-channel
 mic and instrument preamp. Using four pentode/triode dual-element vacuum tubes, this unit provides 72dB of gain.                                                                    You’ll experience warm tube tone from the Brick, for your
 The SuPRE possesses variable impedance inputs for microphone optimization and tone shaping, and accepts mic, line,                                                                  electric basses, guitars, keyboards, and more, and there’s
 and instrument signals.                                                                                                                                                             the right amount of juice for longer cable runs. When
                                                                                                                                                                                     placed in the studio, it’s an excellent choice for dynamics,
 The SuPRE brings you many of the bells and whistles on the ViPRE, but with two channels, the SuPRE is great for stereo
                                                                                                                                                                                     condensers, and even ribbon mics.
 recording or for powering your drum overheads. Illuminated custom VU meters let you keep an eye on your levels. The
                                                                                                                                                                                     Specs: I/O: 1 x XLR, 1 x TS • Available gain: 30dB instrument, 55dB mic
 SuPRE offers big studio sound at a price that certainly makes it approachable for home studio owners. Its sound quality
 and low-noise operation also makes this preamp a great addition to your rig.
                                                                                                                                                                     ONLY $48/mo.                                                                             ONLY $12/mo.
                                                                                                                                                                 $
                                                                                                                                                                     1600      00                                                                             $
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  40000
 Specs: I/O: 2 x XLR, 2 x TRS • Imp: 300; 600; 1,200 ohms • Gain range: 72dB
 • Pad: 0, 15, 30dB                                                                SuPRE                Stereo Tube Mic Pre ..................................                       Brick             Tube Mic/Instr Preamp ..............................
1979                        2009
                                                              Visit us online at www.sweetwater.com                                                       Preamps & Signal Processing                                                                233
                                                                                                                                                                            Microphone Preamps




                                         SLAM!                                                                                                                        AD 2022
 Stereo Limiter and Microphone Preamplifier                                                                                2-channel Class A Microphone Preamp
 What if the sounds of classic limiters such as LA2As, 1176s, 2264s, and others were to be                                 The AD 2022 is Avalon’s premier microphone preamplifier. Incorporating the
 packed into one stereo tube unit? The folks at Manley asked that question and came up                                     most advanced high-performance microphone transformer available, the AD 2022
 with this great unit. SLAM! stands for “Stereo Limiter And Mic pre”, and it pretty much                                   features fully discrete symmetrical pure Class A circuitry. Split low-ratio primary
 describes what it will do to most VU meters.                                                                              windings are carefully combined within a custom mu-metal core, for extended
                                                                                                                           smooth frequency response and very low distortion. The dual-mono AD 2022
 Packing a double punch, SLAM! combines a musical ELOP limiter with a fast, FET-based                                      adds several features to its sonic capability and transparency, including selectable
 brick-wall limiter reminiscent of some cool classics. A Mastering Version of the SLAM! is                                 microphone source loading for optimized cable/mic matching, improved
 also available with no microphone preamps. The mic preamp and input select switch are                                     high-voltage Class A regulated power supplies, two hi-Z instrument inputs, and
 removed, and the switches become dedicated “mode” switches. SLAM! has found its way                                       a variable-passive highpass filter. In the low end, it’s crystal clear with ultra-fast
 into studio racks everywhere — for good reason.                                                                           transients. Whether you’re using the AD 2022 on vocals; miked instruments; or
 Specs: SLAM/master In: 2 x XLR, 2 x TS, sidechain • Out: 2 x XLR, 2 x TS • 10Hz-40kHz • Imp: 2k ohms • Gain               direct-line guitars, synths, or basses, you can expect stellar results. This preamp
 range: 60dB • limiter
                                                                                  ONLY $179/mo.
                                                                                                                           has become a “go-to” input-signal solution for everyone from project studio

                                                                                  594000
                                                                              $                                            enthusiasts to professional heavy hitters.
 SLAM              St Mic Pre/DI/ELOP/Limiter .....List 6600     $      00

                                                                                                                           Specs: In: 2 x XLR, 2 x DI • Out: 2
                                                                                                                           x XLR • 1Hz-120kHz • Impedance:                                                                            ONLY $90/mo.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  $
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      297000
                                                                                                                           variable • Gain range: 44dB •
                                                                                                                           Pad: 20dB
                                                                                                                                                                 AD2022           2-channel Mic Preamp ............List $330000



                                          TNT
 2-channel Tube/Solid-state Preamp
 Manley’s TNT may well be the last preamp you’ll ever need. This 2-channel                                                  M5
 preamp has two very distinct channels, each optimized for different sources —                                              Mono Microphone Preamp
 hence its name, “Tubes/No Tubes.” The tube channel is the same mic preamp from                                             with Direct Instrument Input
 the popular Manley SLAM!, while the TNT’s second channel features a clean, clear
 solid-state design. Variable input impedance allows you to color your sound any                                            The Avalon M5 pure Class A
 way you like, and there’s also a knob to control the amount of “iron” in the signal                                        microphone preamplifier is one of the most musical low-noise full-function
 path as sound passes to the output transformer. What’s more, the TNT also sports                                           preamplifiers available today. Designed to optimize absolute signal integrity, the
 switchable overdrive effects, giving you a range of overload characteristics — from                                        M5 combines an advanced transformer input stage with twin high-performance
 subtle warmth through to heavy grunge. The toggle switch lets you choose among                                             Class A cascade FET and bipolar discrete amplifiers, for sonic excellence. The M5
 Clean, 60s, and 70s color.                                                                                                 is ideal for vocals, adding sparkle to acoustic guitar, and as an active DI input for
                                                                                                                            instruments such as guitars, bass, and keyboards.
 Specs: In: 2 x XLR, 2 x DI • Out: 2 x XLR, 2 x TRS • 5Hz-45kHz • Imp: tube channel: 600 ohm to 3M; cool channel: 300
 ohm to 10M • Gain range: 70dB                                                                                              Specs: In: 1 x XLR, 1 x B&K 4000, 2 x DI • Out: 1 x XLR • 1Hz-120kHz • Imp: 1,500 ohms •
                                                                                                                            Gain range: 44dB • Pad: 20dB                                                                              ONLY $48/mo.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  $
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      157500
                                                                                  ONLY $81/mo.

 TNT               2-ch Tube/Solid-state Pre........List $300000
                                                                              $
                                                                                  270000                                                                         M5                                                    $     00
                                                                                                                                                                                  Mono Mic Preamp ...................List 1750




 2032                                                                                                                   Onyx 800R
 Single-channel Mic Preamp with EQ                                                                                      8-channel Preamp with 192kHz Digital Outputs
 The GML 2032 single-channel preamp conforms to the strict audiophile standards held                                    You can never have too many inputs, and if you’re looking to add eight premium mic
 up by George Massenburg Labs, and it incorporates a bypassable 4-band EQ for surgical                                  preamps to your audio setup, then the Onyx 800R is the perfect choice, equipped
 yet transparent sound sculpting. With a gain range of 10dB to 75dB, even gain-hungry                                   with Mackie’s amazing Onyx mic preamps. They’re clear and extremely detailed, with a
 ribbon mics are easily handled. The 2032 is built from top-notch components from front                                 full-spectrum sound. Massive amounts of digital outputs make the 800R the perfect front
 to back, with Class A circuitry devoid of integrated circuit chips.                                                    end for your DAW, plus it’s a great preamp expander for any analog or digital mixer!
                                                                                                                        It supports sample rates up to 192kHz and accepts external clock sources. The ADAT
 To ensure consistency of sound for years to come, the 2032 is DC coupled — no
                                                                                                                        outputs let you easily use the 800R with any lightpipe-equipped interface. Channels 1
 interstage capacitors to add distortion or degrade over time, and there are no tantalum
                                                                                                                        and 2 each feature variable-impedance controls, which let you dial in various sweet spots
 electrolytic, ceramic, or aluminum electrolytic capacitors in the signal path.
                                                                                                                        to custom-tailor the tone of your mic, and channels 7 and 8 each offer hi-Z instrument
 Specs: In: 2 x XLR, 1 x DI • Out: 1 x XLR • Imp: 1k ohms • Gain range: 60dB • 4-band param EQ                          inputs. Take advantage of the potential offered by this 8-channel Mackie wonder.
                                                                                                                        Specs: In: 8 x XLR, 8 x DB-25, 2 x DI • Dig I/O: ADAT, AES/EBU, S/PDIF • 20Hz-30kHz • Imp: 300k, 500k, 1,300k, 2,400k ohm •
                                                                                                                        Gain range: 60dB • Pad: 20dB
                                                                                  ONLY $90/mo.                                                                                                                                     ONLY $33/mo.

 GML2032           1-ch Pre w/EQ ..........................................
                                                                              $
                                                                                  300000                                                                           Onyx800R           8-ch Rackmount Preamp .........List $129999
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      $
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          109999
234             Preamps & Signal Processing                                                                                                                                 Call us today at (800) 222-4700
                                 Microphone Preamps


                                                                                                                                                               P-SOLO
                                                                                                                                        Transformerless Preamp with Wide
                                                                                                                                        Dynamic Range
                                                                                                                                        We’re thrilled about TRUE Systems’ P-SOLO, an
                                                                                                                                        incredible bargain in single-channel microphone/
                                                                                                                                        instrument preamplifiers. This high-end preamp
                                                                                                                                        provides stunning sonic detail and transparent
 Precision 8                                                                                                                            musical character — and this level of performance
                                                                                                                                        is practically unheard of at this price point! The
 8-channel Microphone Preamp with Two Instrument Inputs
                                                                                                                                        compact size makes the P-SOLO an unobtrusive
 The Precision 8 from True Systems is among the best high-end preamps available,                                                        choice for premium preamplification on a live
 affording your studio a wealth of sonic possibilities, thanks to its eight preamps. What’s                                             stage or on location recording projects. P-SOLO’s
 more, it’s an absolute steal when you consider its cost-per-channel bottom line. Each                                                  professional feature list includes an 80Hz low-cut
 channel on the Precision 8 offers phantom power and phase reverse. And a built-in M-S                                                  filter, switchable 48V phantom power, a 4-segment
 decoder helps you achieve exceptional stereo imaging without having to continually                                                     level meter, an input attenuator, and an internal
 adjust your microphones. Designed to be sonically pure, you’ll hear your microphones                                                   linear power supply. The P-SOLO Ribbon preamp
 in fine detail. In addition, two accurate FET instrument inputs are onboard for recording                                              version provides higher gain and impedance, for optimum
 direct. A 5-segment, peak-hold leveling meter offers selectable peak reference, for easily                                             ribbon and dynamic mic performance.
 setting up program levels. The Precision 8 takes up only one rackspace — perfect for
                                                                                                                                        Specs: P-SOLO In: 1 x XLR, TRS • Out: 1 x XLR, TRS • 1.5Hz-500kHz • Imp: 5.5k ohms • Gain range: 64dB P-SOLO
 both studio and mobile recording.                                                                                                      Ribbon In: 1 x XLR, TRS • Out: 2 x XLR • 1.5Hz-500kHz • Imp: 10k ohms • Gain range: 76dB

 Specs: In: 8 x XLR, 2 x TRS • Out:                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ONLY $15/mo.
 8 x TRS, 8 x DB25 • 1.5Hz-500kHz •                                                                                      ONLY $78/mo.                                                                                                                          $
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   49997
                                                                                                                         259597
 Imp: 5.5k ohms • Gain range: 64dB
                                                                                                                     $                                                            PSolo              1-ch Microphone Preamp ..........List $69500
                                            Precision8            8-channel Mic Preamp ............List $299500                                                                   PSoloRib           P-Solo Ribbon Mic Pre ...............List $74500              $
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    53597

                                                                                                                                                                   TD-1
                                                                                                                                        Mic/Instrument Preamp with Selectable Tube or Solid-state
                                                                                                                                        Operation and EQ
                                                                                                                                        TD-1 is a compact yet sophisticated
                                                                                                                                        analog preamp for all types of instru-
                                                                                                                                        ments and systems, and its switchable
                                                                                                                                        tube/solid-state operation gives you a
                            HV-3C                                                                                                       full range of great tones. Onboard EQ,
                                                                                                                                        REAMP® and Speaker Soak technolo-
Stereo Solid-state Microphone Preamp
                                                                                                                                        gies make tracking instruments easy
All mic preamps exhibit coloration to some degree. However, critical acoustic recording                                                 and flexible. The TD-1 “Twin Direct”
applications demand highly accurate reproduction, as free from coloration as possible.                                                  includes Millennia’s acclaimed HV-3
That’s where the Millennia HV-3C really shines. This stereo mic preamp is precisely                                                     microphone preamplifier, making
optimized to capture the subtlest details of music and ambience. Unlike many “textbook”                                                 TD-1 an uncompromised front end for
preamplifier designs, the HV-3C signal path never unbalances or rebalances the original                                                 virtually any audio recording application.
signal, thus it maintains a high degree of signal integrity. Stereo gain matched to 0.08dB,
                                                                                                                                        Specs: In: 2 x XLR, 1 x 1/4" • Out: 3 x XLR, 5 x 1/4", 1 x phones • 3Hz-300kHz • Imp: 470k ohms, 2 Mohms, 10 Mohms
the Millennia HV-3C offers 23dB of input headroom (no pads required!) and 32dB of                                                       • Gain range: 45dB • Pad: 20dB
output headroom.
                                                                  ONLY $56/mo.                                                                                                                                                                             ONLY $54/mo.
                                                              $
                                                                  184399                                                                                                                                                                                   $
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               179599
                                                                                             Specs: In: 2 x XLR • Out: 2 x XLR
HV3C                                                                                         • 3Hz-300kHz • Imp: 6.75k ohms •
                                                    $    00
                  Transformerless Mic Preamp ....List 2049
                                                                                             Gain range: 65dB                                                                   TD1               Twin Topology Channel Strip .....List $199500




                                                                                                                                        Robbie the
 Alpha VHD                                                                                                                              Mic Pre
 4-channel Preamp with Variable Harmonic Drive Circuit
                                                                                                                                        Class A Discrete Tube
 Solid State Logic has a knack for producing studio products that combine superior                                                      Microphone and Instrument Preamp
 sound and build quality with a practicality that guarantees they’ll see a lot of use in the
 studio. The SSL XLogic Alpha VHD preamp gives you the flexibility to track transparent,                                                All of the technical quality and design innovation that goes into Blue’s great
 clear audio or to add sonic character ranging from warm to raging. Four premium                                                        microphones has been engineered into making the Robbie the Mic Pre one of the
 SSL preamps (with up to 75dB of gain) are onboard the Alpha VHD, combined with a                                                       quietest and most detailed preamps we’ve ever heard. Its Class A discrete electronics
 Variable Harmonic Drive circuit that lets you add an extraordinary range of sonic color                                                provide you with the best of solid-state and tube technology: an electronically balanced,
 to your sound. Controls on the Alpha VHD include 20dB pad switches; hi-Z switches;                                                     fully discrete input stage, a tube gain stage (ECC88 twin triode), and an electronically
 individual input, output, and VHD controls per channel; and 75dB of gain. For classic                                                  balanced solid-state output stage, with 34dB of headroom before clipping! Robbie gives
 SSL quality with extreme sonic versatility, look no further than the Alpha VHD.                                                        you amazing tone from an elegant package!
 Specs: In: 4 x XLR/TRS, 4 x line/DI • Out: 4 x XLR • Gain range: 75dB •                                                                Specs: In: 1 x XLR, 1 x 1/4" hi-Z instrument • Out: 1 x XLR, 1 x TRS • 10Hz-100kHz • Imp: 5k ohms • Gain range: 60dB
 Pad: 20dB
                                                                                                                         ONLY $45/mo.                                                                                                                          ONLY $30/mo.

                                             AlphaVHD              4-channel Preamp with VHD......................
                                                                                                                     $
                                                                                                                         149500                                                 Robbie             Class A Tube Preamp .................................
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           $
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               99999
 1979                     2009
                                                 Visit us online at www.sweetwater.com                                                                               Preamps & Signal Processing                                                      235
                                                                                                                                                                                Microphone Preamps




                   ASP008 ADAT                                                                                                                                                              Mico
  ADAT-equipped 8-channel Microphone Preamp
                                                                                                                                                                         2-channel Class A Microphone Preamp
  Audient’s ASP008 ADAT preamp presents a “best-of-both-worlds” scenario, offering a discrete Class A front end and
                                                                                                                                                                         Featuring Audient’s renowned Class A design for
  an ADAT card for digital passage of eight tracks straight into a DAW. Its amazing-sounding preamps are the same units
                                                                                                                                                                         incredible transparency, the Mico 2-channel microphone
  Audient uses in their renowned ASP8024 recording console, giving you an impressive amount of headroom and offering
                                                                                                                                                                         preamp packs major sound quality and great analog-
  incredibly low-noise operation. Each input sports switchable impedance to allow you to properly
                                                                                                                                                                         to-digital converters into a compact package that’s
  match loads for optimum performance or load the mic and add a bit of “color” to the sound.
                                                                                                                                                                         perfect for desktops. Channel 1 of this unit includes HMX
  Specs: In: 8 x XLR, 2 x DI, 8 x line on D-sub • Out: 8 x line on D-sub, ADAT •
  10Hz-300kHz • Imp: 200, 5k,12k ohms • Gain range: 60dB                                                                                                                 harmonic sculpting technology from Audient’s Black
                                                                                                                                                       ONLY $66/mo.      Preamp, which gives you instant access to vintage vibe,
                                                                                    ASP008ADAT     8-ch Pre with ADAT .........................
                                                                                                                                                   $
                                                                                                                                                       220000            while Channel 2 features Variphase control, helping you
                                                                                                                                                                         bring a dual-miked source or miked/DI-ed source into
                                                                                                                                                               m101      perfect alignment or creative mis-alignment.
                                                                                                                                                                         Audient also built high-performance A/D conversion
                                                                                                                                                                         into the Mico, equipping this little preamp with a
  m101                                                                                                                                                                   24-bit/96kHz low-jitter internal clock and quality AES/
                                                                                                                                                                         EBU, S/PDIF, and TOSLINK outputs.
  1-channel Microphone
  Preamp                                                                                                                                                                 You also get plenty of front-panel goodies, including
  Grace Design reworked their extremely                                                                                                                                  switchable high-pass filters, phase invert, a 10dB pad,
  popular Model 101 to create the m101, one of the finest,                                                                                                               front-panel DI input, and more. Need a do-it-all desktop
  best-value preamps in existence. Noted for its clean, articulate                                                                                                       pre that sounds great? Call your Sweetwater Sales
                                                                                                                    m201
  sound, the m101 offers a 12-position gold-plated rotary gain                                                                                                           Engineer today to check out the versatile little Mico!
  switch, and a highpass filter amplifier. Phantom power is onboard as well, though a built-in ribbon mode bypasses                                                      Specs: In: 2 x XLR/TRS, 1 x DI • Out: 2 x XLR, AES/EBU, TOSLINK, S/PDIF,
                                                                                                                                                                         word clock • 20Hz-22kHz • Gain range: 60dB • Pad: 10dB
  phantom power to protect your mics while providing plenty of gain. A front-panel hi-Z input makes it a great choice as
  a DI box, and it’s also conveniently rackmountable.                                                        ONLY $17/mo.
   Specs: In 1 x XLR, 1 x DI • Out: 1 x XLR, 2 x 1/4” • 4.5Hz-390kHz • Imp: 8,100
                                                                                    m101
                                                                                                                                                       $
                                                                                                                                                           56597                                                                             ONLY $33/mo.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 110000
                                                                                             1-ch Mic Pre/DI ........................List $69500
  ohms • Gain range: 65dB
                                                                                                                                                           $    00                                                                           $
                                                                                    m201     2-ch Mic Preamp .....................List $229500             2150          Mico          2-ch Preamp with A/D Conversion ...................




 8 channels of pure, class A mic pre......with optional ADAT output
8 channels of pure, class A mic pre......with optional ADAT output




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        www.sweetwater.com


 Enhance your DAW’s front
 end - call Sweetwater today

                                                                                                                                                                                   MiCO - Class A
                                                                                                                                                                                   mic pre with AES/
                                                                                                                                                                                   SPDIF output



                    (800) 222-4700                                                                                                                                    Ask your Sweetwater Sales Engineer about
             www.sweetwater.com                                                                                                                                               Audient analog consoles
236             Microphone Preamps                                                                                                                                    Call us today at (800) 222-4700
                                 Microphone Preamps




 ADL 600
 Handmade Class A Tube Preamp
 The PreSonus ADL 600 2-channel tube preamp is handbuilt in the
 USA and designed by world-renowned Anthony DeMaria, creator
 of some of the finest all-tube products for the biggest names in the
 audio industry. The ADL 600 was built to deliver the widest frequency range, highest headroom, lowest noise, and most musically balanced performance possible. You’ll love its sound
 — deep and solid lows, smooth and silky highs. Every component was hand selected by Anthony and scrupulously tested                                                    ONLY $66/mo.
 to maximize tonality and performance. Make room in your rack for this one!
 Specs: In: XLR mic, XLR line, instrument • Out: XLR • 5Hz-80kHz • Imp: 150, 300, 900, 1,500 ohms • Gain range: 54dB • 20dB pad
                                                                                                                                                                      $
                                                                                                                                                                        ADL600
                                                                                                                                                                                   95
                                                                                                                                                                                          2-channel Tube Preamp ...........List $269900   2195
 DigiMAX LT
 8-channel Preamp with A/D Converters
 PreSonus has a
 reputation for                                                                                                                  DigiMAX 96k
 building high-                                                                                                                  8-channel Preamp with A/D Converters and ADAT Out
 quality products                                                                                                                Many interfaces may have eight analog inputs, but they offer less-than-inspiring
 packed with exceptional components — and making them accessible to pros and                                                     preamps. When you plug in, you want to have the best sound possible, to get the most
 budget-conscious enthusiasts alike. Eight channels of quality mic preamplification with                                         out of your source. That’s why the DigiMAX Series is perfect for the modern digital
 inserts on every channel set the DigiMAX LT apart from anything in its price range.                                             studio — large or small. Each channel features PreSonus’s award-winning dual-servo
 Each channel features PreSonus’s award-winning dual-servo mic preamps with 48-volt                                              mic preamps with phantom power and a 20dB pad. The DigiMAX 96k offers up to 96k
 phantom power and a 20dB pad. The Neutrik connectors accept line-level or microphone                                            digital resolution, two hi-Z inputs, compression/limiting, and an EQ enhance button. Its
 input. Digital synchronization is achieved by word clock in and out.                                                            handy 1U chassis is perfect for space-challenged home and project studios.
 The DigiMAX LT is a great partner for interfaces such as the Digidesign 003, the MOTU                                           A whole host of digital I/O allows you to easily integrate the DigiMAX 96k into any
 828mk3, and the MOTU 2408, as well as digital mixers and hard disk recorders.                                                   existing digital workstation while enjoying the clarity of PreSonus’s Class A preamps.
 Specs: 8-ch • solid-state • In: 8 x XLR/TRS, 8 x ins • ADAT, WC I/O • 1U                                                        Specs: In: 8 x XLR, 8 x TRS, 2 x DI • Out: 8 x TRS • Dig out: ADAT, AES/EBU, S/PDIF, WC I/O • EQ • limiter

                                                                                                              ONLY $24/mo.                                                                                                                    ONLY $42/mo.

                                           DigimaxLT                                               $
                                                              8-ch Preamp w/Lightpipe ..........List 999 00
                                                                                                              $
                                                                                                                  799     95
                                                                                                                                                                      DigiMax96 8-ch Mic Pre w/ Dig Output... List 1749    $     00
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          $
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              139995
 DigiMAX D8
 8-channel Microphone Preamp with Lightpipe                                                                                      DigiMAX FS
 PreSonus                                                                                                                        8-channel Preamp with
 expands their                                                                                                                   96kHz Lightpipe I/O
 DigiMAX                                                                                                                         The biggest disadvantage of many current FireWire interfaces is a
 line, with the                                                                                                                  lack of built-in mic preamps. PreSonus’s DigiMAX FS lets you happily avoid
 DigiMAX D8, a 24-bit/48kHz interface that serves as an add-on to an existing lightpipe-                                         that problem, giving you incredibly high sound quality to boot! The DigiMAX FS includes
 equipped system. It is equipped with eight Class A XMAX microphone preamps for pristine                                         eight Class A microphone preamps with trim control, 24-bit/96kHz ADAT or dual S/MUX
 sound on the front end, as well as eight analog direct outputs for patching your signal                                         I/O, as well as direct outs and inserts on each channel. It’s the perfect complement for
 out to external gear. As a top-notch front end or as a lightpipe expansion to your existing                                     your FireWire interface! Add its onboard JetPLL jitter-reduction technology for ultra-tight
 system, the DigiMAX D8 is perfect for almost any studio, and the clean, transparent                                             synchronization of digital sources, and you’ve got a hands-down winner for expanding
 sound of the preamps lends itself well to all types of recording. Don’t let the price of this                                   the number of channels in your digital studio.
 8-channel preamp fool you; it’s pro quality all the way!                                                                        Specs: In: 8 x XLR/TRS • Out: 8 x TRS Dig I/O: ADAT • 20Hz-40kHz • Imp: 1.6k ohms • Gain range: 55dB
 Specs: 8-ch • solid-state • In: 8 x XLR • WC • 1U                                                            ONLY $14/mo.                                                                                                           ONLY $20/mo.

                                          DigiMaxD8 8-ch Mic Pre w/Lightpipe..........List $54900
                                                                                                              $
                                                                                                                  44995                                               DigiMaxFS 8-ch Mic Preamp w/S/MUX......List $79900
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              $
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  64995
 BlueTUBE DP                                                                                                                     TubePRE
 2-channel Tube Preamplifier                                                                                                     Single-channel Tube
 Affordable quality from a very                                                                                                  Preamplifier
 compact preamp! PreSonus’s                                                                                                      Loaded with PreSonus’s award-
 BlueTUBE DP is a low-noise,                                                                                                     winning dual-servo preamplifier,
 phantom-powered 2-channel preamp                                                                                                the TubePRE delivers low-noise
 that gives you the choice of tube or solid-state                                                                                gain control and tube warmth for vocals,
 circuits plus the ability to “dial in” the degree of tube warmth you                                                            guitars, bass, synths, and sound modules. It’s an easy choice for
 want. The tube stage comes with an adjustable “tube drive” knob that ranges from off                                            enhancing your recordings with the magic of tubes. The TubePRE has balanced XLR/
 to maximum, delivering pleasing harmonics and a fat sound that can enhance your                                                 TRS I/O, phantom power, a 20dB pad, and a rumble filter. It’s also a great DI box.
 tracks. The BlueTUBE DP is a cost-effective preamp with sweet sound.                                                            Read what TubePRE owner M. Knox of Philadelphia, PA had to say: “Totally worth it! I
 Specs: In: 2 x XLR, 2 x TRS, 2 x DI • Out: 2 x XLR, 2 x TRS • Imp: 1.3k ohms • Gain range: 55dB • Pad: 20dB                     purchased this strictly for vocals, and I have to say, for the price tag, I am impressed to
                                                                                                                                 the fullest.”
                                                                                                                  ONLY $10/mo.   Specs: 1 ch • tube • In: 1 x XLR, 1 x TS • Out: 1 x XLR, 1 x TS • Impedance: 1.3k ohms • 1/3U            ONLY $10/mo.

                                        BlueTubeDP            2-channel Tube Preamp........List $27900
                                                                                                              $
                                                                                                                  22995                                                 TubePRE           Mono Tube Mic Preamp .............List $15900
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          $
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              12995
1979                     2009
                                                     Visit us online at www.sweetwater.com                                                              Preamps & Signal Processing                                                    237
                                                                                                                                                                  Microphone Preamps
                      “This preamp has changed everything for me. My guitar tracks have never sounded this
                      good, with this little effort. Vocals sit beautifully in the mix. I tried for months to justify
                       buying a Pacifica, and now that I have one, I can’t believe that I waited so long. The
                       classic Quad-Eight sound that I’ve been longing for is now a reality!”
                         — Nick Schenkel, Sales Engineer, Ext. 1399


                                                                                                                                       500 Series
                                                                                                                        Rackmountable I/O and Power
                                                                                                                        Supply for 500 Series Cards
                                                                                                                        A Designs offers the 500 Series                                                                              P-1
                                                                                                                        modules and the 500HR rack, a
                                                                                                                        dual slot, single-space rackmounted
                Pacifica                                                                                                frame with a power supply for the
                                                                                                                        modules. First up is the P-1, which is                                                                       EM-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Blue
                Solid-state Stereo Mic Preamp                                                                           essentially a single-channel version of
 Featuring perhaps the best use of transformers we’ve seen in a long time, the A Designs                                the smash-hit Pacifica. The EM-Blue
 Pacifica is all about beautiful tone. Reminiscent of the legendary Quad-Eight vintage                                  is equipped with a custom-wound
 consoles known for their extreme high fidelity and musicality, the amazing Pacifica                                    nickel transformer for an open top                                                                           EM-
 uses A Designs’ incredible input and output transformers. In fact, A Designs actually                                  end. The EM-Red sports a unique                                                                              Red
 tracked down the drawings for the original Quad’s transformers and asked the son of                                    50/50 output transformer aligned
 the Quad-Eight designer to rebuild them for the Pacifica. The end result is stunning.                                  with a different input transformer, to                                                                       EM-
                                                                                                                        create a preamp that condenser mics                                                                          Silver
 Two front-panel hi-Z inputs go directly to the input transformer, for the fullest possible                             — especially mics pointed at acoustic
 sound for your DI-ed bass and guitars. In addition, a very high 72dB gain (great for                                                                                                                                                EM-
                                                                                                                        guitars — just seem to love. The steel-                                                                      Gold
 ribbon mics), a 20dB pad, polarity reverse, and phantom power give you the tools you                                   transformer EM-Silver is a perfect fit
 need for that lead-vocal sound or that killer guitar, bass, or keyboard track. Drum                                    for ribbon mics, and it also fares well
 overheads are also a favorite use for the Pacifica, giving you tones that are thick and                                on kick drums. The EM-Gold merges the
 rich, and sit perfectly in the mix. If you’re looking for one preamp to reinvigorate your                                                                                                                                   ONLY $10/mo.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             $
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 29997
                                                                                                                        input transformer of the Red
 mic locker, then give the Pacifica serious consideration.                                                              with the output transformer        500HR       Frame for Mic Pre Modules ........List $33500
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 $
 Specs: In: 2x1/4" hi-Z, XLR (bal) • Out: 2 x XLR • 9Hz-101kHz • Imp: 600 ohms • Gain range: 72dB • Pad: 20dB           of the Silver, to create a         P1card      “Quad-Eight” Pre Module ............List $89500            79597
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 $
                                                                                                                        preamp with a dark edge but EMcardBlue         “Airy” Pre Module.......................List $89500        79597
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 $
                                                                       ONLY $60/mo.                                     with plenty of “oomph” in          EMcardRed   “Up-front Mids” Pre Module........List $89500              79597
                                                                   $
                                                                       199597
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 $
                                                                                                                        the mids.                          EMcardSilv  “Darker” Pre Module ...................List $89500         79597
 Pacifica         2-ch Solid-state Mic Pre .........List $225000                                                                                            EMcardGold “Dark” Pre Module......................List $89500        $
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  79597
                                                                                                                        Specs: In: 2 x XLR • Out: 2 x XLR




       The Right Tools for Your Music
             Designed to sound like the classic Quad Eight console of the ‘70s, the A Designs Pacifica dual-channel, solid-state
             mic preamp gives you a big sound that rivals brands costing many times more. Call a Sweetwater Sales Engineer
             today to learn more about the incredible sound and value of A Designs preamps, EQs, and more.




                                                                                                   (800) 222-4700
                                                                                                 www.sweetwater.com
238             Preamps & Signal Processing                                                                                                                                   Call us today at (800) 222-4700
                                 Microphone Preamps

         TRP
 FET Preamp Designed for Ribbon Microphones
 Ribbon mics are making a comeback in a big way. They’ve recently
 found favor in front of guitar amps and over drum kits on countless
 current albums. But, getting enough gain from a conventional preamp
 for a ribbon mic can be a challenge — unless you have an appropriate
 preamp that’s custom built to handle ribbon mics! The TRP ribbon mic
 preamp provides a discrete front end with 83dB of gain through JFET
 DC-coupled circuitry, for a sound that’s clean and open with excellent bass
 response. There’s no phantom power onboard, so there’s no worry of accidentally hitting
 a vintage ribbon mic with a shot of devastating phantom power. Not just for ribbons, the                                                                   “AEA mics with a Ribbon Pre are honest enough to be scary! But if you’re an artist who
 TRP preamp also handles dynamic mics and tube condensers, with ease.                                                                                       can handle the truth and wants to improve the quality of your tracks, then give this a
 Specs: In: 2 x XLR • Out: 2 x XLR, 2 x TRS • Imp: 18k ohms • Gain range: 83dB                                                                                 y
                                                                                                                                                             try
                                                                                                                                                             try. Wes Dooley and his engineers show their respect for the sounds that musicians have
                                                                                                                      ONLY $27/mo.                            wo
                                                                                                                                                              worked years to craft, with every AEA product.”

                                             RibbonPre        FET Preamp...............................List $96500
                                                                                                                      $
                                                                                                                          86850                                — Simon Picazo, Sales Engineer, Ext. 1251




                                     207 Digital                                                                                                   386
 2-channel Tube Mic and Instrument Preamp with 24-bit/96kHz A/D                                                                      2-channel Tube Preamp with Front-panel DI and Digital Output
 The audiophile-quality 207 Digital preamp combines a low-noise transformerless                                                      The Silver Series 386 dual-channel tube mic preamp combines tube tone with the
 solid-state first stage, the patented and award-winning Reflected Plate Amplifier™ tube                                             proprietary dbx Type IV conversion system. The 386 boasts 48-volt phantom power, a
 circuit second stage, and 24-bit/96kHz A/D converters. The 207 also features the exclusive                                          phase invert switch, low-cut filtering, and digital outputs in both AES/EBU and
 MicLim™, a patented circuit that provides up to 20dB of gain reduction, making the 207                                              S/PDIF formats. A front-panel hi-Z 1/4" instrument input, a mic/line switch, and a 20dB
 virtually impervious to clipping. The 207 Digital will reveal the subtlety and power of                                             pad provide convenience. The rear panel includes mic and line inputs and outputs,
 vintage condensers, ribbons, electrets, and dynamic microphones, letting you get the best                                           word clock sync input and output, and digital outputs. It’s classic tube tone and digital
 performance possible from your valuable equipment.                                                                                  convenience — all from one great unit!
 Specs: In: 2 x XLR, 2 x DI • Out: 2 x XLR 2 x TRS • Dig I/O: S/PDIF, AES/                                            ONLY $18/mo.   Specs: In: 2 x XLR, 2 x TRS, 2 x DI • Out: 2 x XLR, 2 x TRS • Dig Out: AES/EBU, S/PDIF, word clock • ONLY $16/mo.
                                                                                                                      $
                                                                                                                          599   97                                                                                                                 $
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       52997
 EBU, word clock • 30Hz-30kHz •                                                                                                      24-bit/96kHz • Imp: 330 ohms
 Gain range: 45dB • Pad: 20dB              207Digital 2-ch Tube Mic Preamp...............List $69900                                                                           386             2-ch Tube Pre w/Dig Out ...........List $64995


                     2BA-221                                                                                                                                              DMP3
 Mic Preamp with Variable Input Impedance                                                                                            2-channel Microphone Preamp
 The great-sounding Summit                                                                                                           The DMP3’s amazing 20Hz-100kHz
 Audio 2BA-221 is so cool                                                                                                            frequency response makes it ideal for
 that many engineers and                                                                                                             today’s 96kHz digital recording work, and
 producers consider it to be a                                                                                                       the balanced/unbalanced TRS outputs
 secret weapon. The 2BA-221                                                                                                          are great for connecting to virtually
 not only offers continuously                                                                                                        any computer audio interface! You get
 variable input impedance for mic matching, but it also features variable tube output                                                exceptional dynamic range to capture
 levels. The 2BA-221 has the ability to take a basic dynamic microphone and coax                                                     all the nuances of your music, plus a healthy 66dB of gain. The DMP3 is versatile: its
 world-class tones out of it. This is an amazingly versatile preamp that’s very affordable                                           two channels each feature phantom-powered mic inputs and high-impedance line ins,
 for project studio owners. It makes a great channel when combined with Summit Audio’s                                               making this unit a great instrument direct box, too. The output stage will deliver up to
 high-quality TLA-50 leveling amp (p. 249)!                                                                                          22dBV, and each channel also has a phase reverse switch.
 Specs: In: 1 x XLR, 1 x TRS, 1 x DI •                                                                                ONLY $19/mo.   Specs: In: 2 x XLR, 2 x DI • Out: 2 x TRS • 20Hz-100kHz • Imp: 3k ohms • Gain range: 66dB                     ONLY $10/mo.
                                                                                                                      $
                                                                                                                          629   97                                                                                                                 $
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       15997
 Out: 1 x XLR,1 x TRS • Imp: variable,
 100k-10k ohms • Pad: 20dB
                                             2BA221           1-ch Mic/Line Preamp...............List 695  $     00
                                                                                                                                                                               DMP3                                                   $
                                                                                                                                                                                               2-ch Mic Pre/Direct Box ............List 199   95




          VTB-1                                                                                                                                                           C•valve
 Mic Preamp with Tube Drive Control                                                                                                  Tube Mic Preamp with 24-bit/96kHz A/D Converter
 The VTB-1 is a value-priced                                                                                                         Samson’s C•valve is an excellent choice
 tube mic pre with a warm                                                                                                            if you need a mic preamp with character
 yet transparent character                                                                                                           to spice up your DAW tracks but don’t
 on vocals. Incorporating                                                                                                            yet have the budget for a major audio
 true Class A/B switching, the                                                                                                       interface. It includes 24-bit A/D conversion
 VTB-1 is a totally discrete circuit, and it’s also great for use as a tube direct box for any                                       with a S/PDIF output to connect to most
 instrument. Another thing that people love about the VTB-1 is its Tube Drive control.                                               computer audio cards. Phantom power, phase reverse, and a peak limiter equip you
 It provides continuously variable input voltage to the 12AX7 tube, giving you an entire                                             for any input situation. A low-cut filter removes rumble, and an “Enhance” circuit
 spectrum of rich harmonics that you can add to your signal. The variable tube circuit                                               boosts highs to help you shape the tone of your input. Use the variable tube control to
 is especially well suited for adding warmth and punch to vocals — simply dial in the                                                coax those pleasing harmonics out of the time-tested 12AX7 tube, for just the degree of
 perfect amount with the Tube Drive control.                                                                                         warmth that suits your track best. The C•valve also features a channel insert.
 Specs: In: 1 x XLR, 1 x DI • Out: 1 x XLR                                                                            ONLY $10/mo.   Specs: In: 1 x XLR, 1 x TRS • Out: 1 x
                                                                                                                      $
                                                                                                                          139  99                                                                                                                  $
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       8997
 • 20Hz-20kHz • Imp: 300k, 2k ohms                                                                                                   TRS • Dig I/O: S/PDIF • 20Hz-20kHz •
 • Gain range: 60dB                                                                                                                  Imp: 2.5k ohms • Gain range: 60dB
                                             VTB1             Mono Mic Preamp .....................................                                                            CValve          Mono Tube Mic Preamp .............List $13999
1979                      2009
                                                 Visit us online at www.sweetwater.com                                                                             Preamps & Signal Processing                                                             239
                                                                                                                                                                                 Microphone Preamps



Dual 72
2-channel Class A Microphone Preamp
The Dual 72 is a 2-channel Class A all-discrete
transformer-balanced microphone preamplifier. It’s built with the same basic circuit design and components as
the classic Neve 1272 module. This unit features an input attenuator, output-level adjustment, and St. Ives input
and output transformers. Each channel has phase and phantom power switches, along with an LED output-level
display — as well as that classic Neve transformer-
based color. Requires the Vintech Power Supply.            1272          2-ch Class A Preamp ...............List $159500
                                                                                                                         $
                                                                                                                           ONLY $41/mo.
                                                                                                                                     97
                                                                                                                                                  1354               473
                                                                                                                                                       $      00     4-channel Mic Preamp with Vintage-style EQ
Specs: In 2 x XLR • Out: 2 x XLR                                          VintechPS   Vintech Power Supply ...............................              225
                                                                                                                                                                     The Neve 1073 may well be the most famous and
273                                                                                                                                                         273      sought-after microphone preamplifier in all of audio
2-channel Class A Mic Preamp                                                                                                                                         recording history. So, imagine you could travel to the past
Vintech Audio’s 273 gives you two microphone preampli-   -                                                                                                           and bring four brand-new Neve 1073 preamps back with
fiers styled on the acclaimed 1073, for incredible tone.                                                                                                             you, for less than the price of one! That’s what it’s like
Vintech’s also chosen special high- and low-shelving                                                                                                                 with the Vintech Audio 473. This superb device features
frequencies to impart that “magic.” Each channel offers                                                                                                              four 1073-style microphone preamplifiers and an EQ
an impedance switch, a mic/line switch, an instrument                                                                                                      X73       that really helps to enhance musical instruments and to
input, phantom power, phase reverse, and EQ on/off.                                                                                               ONLY $51/mo.       impart a sort of “magic” to the sound, just as a vintage
For t Neve sound in a single-channel preamp, choose        273                        2-ch Class A Mic Pre w/EQ .....List $175000
                                                                                                                                              $
                                                                                                                                                  169997             1073 did. The 473 offers a choice of 3.2kHz and 12kHz for
                                                                                                                                                                     high shelving, and 60Hz and 220Hz for low shelving.
the X73. Both require the Vintech Power Supply.            X73                        1-ch Class A Pre w/EQ .............List $199500              $
                                                                                                                                                    179597
Specs: 273 In: 2 x XLR (mic), 1 x XLR, 4 x TS • Out: 1 x XLR, 2 x TRS •   VintechPS   Vintech Power Supply ...............................          22500
                                                                                                                                                    $                For even more sonic flexibility, the fully featured Vintech
shelf EQ X73 In: 2 x XLR • Out: XLR, TRS • shelf EQ                                                                                                                  473 offers an input sensitivity adjustment, allowing up
                                                                                                                                                                     to 70dB of gain; a dual-position input impedance switch;
                                                                                                                                                                     a mic/line switch; an instrument input; and switches for
X73i                                                                                                                                                                 phantom power, phase reverse, and EQ on/off. The 473
Single-channel Mic Preamp                                                                                                                                            requires the Vintech Power Supply, sold separately.
                                                                                                                                                                     Specs: 4-ch • In: 4 x XLR (mic), 4 x XLR, 4 x TS • Out: 4 x XLR, 4 x TRS •
Looking for vintage Neve sound? You get it with the single-channel X73i. This preamp’s EQ is tuned to bring out that                                                 2-band EQ • 2U
classic sound, and it offers a 1/4" DI on the front panel, transformer-balanced mic and line inputs,
                                                                                                                       ONLY $41/mo.                                                                                                             ONLY $87/mo.

                                                                                                                                                  1349                                                                                          289597
phase reverse, phantom power, an EQ switch, and 70dB
                                                                                                                     $           97                                                                                                         $
of gain. Requires the Vintech Power Supply.                   X73i                                           $
                                                                           1-ch Class A Preamp w/EQ .....List 159500
                                                                                                                                                                     473       4-channel Class A Preamp w/EQ ...List 3195       $     00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  $
Specs: In: 2 x XLR • Out: XLR, TRS • shelf EQ                             VintechPS    Vintech Power Supply ...............................            $
                                                                                                                                                           22500     VintechPS Vintech Power Supply .....................................          22500




                           Vintech Audio
                                        Life Sounds Beautiful!

                                                                                        The X73i                                                                                                                                       The X73
     We put this piece head to head with vintage Neve 1073's at this                                                             The Vintech X73 features custom hand wired concentric style
    year's AES show. It is 100% guaranteed to meet your expectations                                                           switches with gold plated pins, Swiss made military grade atten-
    and is an incredible value. Call Sweetwater today about this piece!                                                      uator switch, custom input and output transformers, machined knobs.




                                                                                                                                                                                                          The "X81 CLASS A"
                                                                                 The Model 473                                           Vintech Users include:
                                                                                                                                         Jim Gaines: engineer Santana, Stevie Ray Vaughn
                                                                                                                                         Eddie Kramer: producer Jimi Hendrix, eng. Peter Frampton
                                                                                                                                         Chuck Ainlay: engineer George Strait, Trisha Yearwood, etc.
    The folks at Sweetwater recognize something special when                                                                             Michael Brauer: engineer Paul McCartney, Michael Jackson
    they hear it. That’s why Vintech is proud to offer our                                                                               Gary Paczosa: engineer Dixie Chicks, Alison Krauss, etc.
    products in cooperation with Sweetwater. When they heard                                                                             Dan Shea: producer Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony
    our line, they were sold, and you will be too!                                                                                       Kyle Lehning: producer Randy Travis, George Jones, etc.




                                                                                 (800) 222-4700 • www.sweetwater.com
240              Preamps & Signal Processing                                                                                                                                         Call us today at (800) 222-4700
                                    Microphone Preamps




 Pro MPA II                                                                                                                                    Digital MPA II
 2-channel Tube Preamp with Variable Input Impedance                                                                                           2-channel Tube Preamp with Digital Output
 ART’s Pro MPA II packs an astounding amount of high-level features into an afford-                                                            The digitally equipped brother to the Pro MPA II (left), ART’s Digital MPA II offers up
 able 2-channel tube microphone preamplifier. The Pro MPA II features selectable 48V                                                           two channels of true tube preamplification, with variable input impedance, so you can
 phantom power on each of its two microphone inputs. Plus, you can tweak its variable                                                          pull out a wide range of tones from your favorite microphones. Dual-mono or stereo
 input impedance to match the tonal flavor of the preamp to your microphone — or                                                               operation modes make the Digital MPA II a versatile studio tool. Plus, thanks to its
 creatively mismatch the two. What’s more, switchable low-plate and high-plate voltage                                                         digital S/PDIF, ADAT, and AES/EBU outputs, you can bet that whatever interface setup you
 options give you a far-reaching range of tones. Operate in dual mono or in stereo, to                                                         already have, you can work two more stellar channels into your unused inputs. As is the
 meet your needs. There’s also a handy mid-side switch onboard.                                                                                case with all ART gear, you get a lot of bang for your buck from this sleek 2U preamp.
                                                                                                                        ONLY $10/mo.                                                                                                                           ONLY $12/mo.

                                                                                                                            299                                                                                                                                $
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   39997
 Specs: In: 2 x XLR, 2 x TS • Out: 2 x XLR, 2 x TRS • 15Hz-48kHz • Imp: variable •                                                             Specs: In: 2 x XLR, 2 x TS • Out: 2 x XLR, 2 x TRS, S/PDIF, ADAT, AES/EBU • 15Hz-48kHz • Imp:
 Gain range: 75dB                                                                                                       $        97            variable • Gain range: 75dB
                                                                                                                                                                                        DigitalMPA2
                                                ProMPA2                2-ch Tube Mic Preamp...............List $37900                                                                                                                      $
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 2-ch Mic Pre, Dig Out ........List 539   00




 USB DualPre                                                                                       DPS II
 USB Preamp                                                                                        2-channel Tube Preamp
 The USB DualPre                                                                                   with Variable Input
 offers two channels                                                                               Impedance
 of ART sound                                                                                      ART’s DPS II is a fully featured,
 quality and adds                                                                                  versatile 2-channel tube preamplifier with enough tweakability onboard to satisfy even the most musically adventurous.
 the convenience                                                                                   Flexible V3 (Variable Valve Voicing) system has onboard presets specifically tailored to different instruments, for use
 of USB to create a                                                                                as an excellent DI box. And continuously variable input impedance lets you summon new tones from your old-hat
 great bus-powered                                                                                 microphones. The DPS II has both digital and analog outputs with separate gain controls, to optimize the unit for
 portable recording solution (it can also operate via 9V                                           whichever purpose. Other convenient features include an auto-switching input, letting you keep the rear inputs patched
 battery power). When paired with your laptop, you can                                             in while you use the front-panel inputs.
 capture music anywhere the inspiration strikes — record                                                                                                                                                                                                       ONLY $10/mo.
                                                                                                   Specs: In: 2 x XLR, 2 x TRS, 2 x XLR/TRS • Out: 2 x XLR, 2 x TRS • Dig out:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               $
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   26597
 outside, record inside, or capture the gig in detail.                                             ADAT, S/PDIF, TOSlink • 5Hz-50kHz • Impedance: variable, 150 ohms-3k ohms
 Additionally, the USB DualPre is great for desktop                                                • Gain range: 74dB                                                                   DPSII              2-ch Digital Preamp .................List $32900
 operations, thanks to its incredibly small footprint. It
 offers plug-and-play compatibility with both Mac and
 Windows computers.
 Specs: In: 2 x XLR, 2 x TRS, 2 x DI • Out: 2 x TRS, 1 x 1/8" • Dig out: USB •
 20Hz-20kHz • Imp: 4k ohms • Gain range: 48dB
                                                                                                   TPS II
                                                                                                   2-channel Preamp
USBDualPre                USB Preamp ...................List $12900
                                                                       $
                                                                           9997                    Impressive performance, great
                                                                                                   price! The TPS II features variable input impedance, which allows users to dial in and match any microphone type.
                                                                                                   ART’s V3 feature provides optimized reference points to begin the recording process for any instrument. The TPS II
customer RAVES!                                                                                    provides level monitoring, with two analog meters and two input LED meters. The tube stage maintains the classic
                                                                                                   “warm sound” and adds additional tube voicing specifically tailored to vocal, guitar, bass, and acoustic instruments.
       “You have a customer for life with me. I’ve already                                         Specs: In: 2 x XLR, 2 x TRS, 2 x XLR/TRS (front panel) • Out: 2 x XLR, 2 x TRS
                      y company
                      your
       recommended your company to a number of f iends and will
                               p y                     friends
                                                     f fr                                          • 5Hz-50kHz • Impedance: variable, 150 ohms-3k ohms • Gain range: 80dB                                                                                      ONLY $10/mo.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   18597
       continue to do so. Thanks for the g t exp ience.”
       continue to do so Thanks for th great experience.”
           tinue
       conti                  k          great experience.”
                                                 perience
                     — Ryan Wharton
                         Ryan Wh rton
                         Ry Wharton t                                                                                                                                                                                                                          $
                                                                                                                                                                                        TPSII                                                      $
                                                                                                                                                                                                           2-ch Tube Mic/Inst Preamp........List 229     00




                                                                                                                                                                                                     TubeMP STV3
 Tube MP Project Series USB
 Tube Preamp with USB Audio Interface
 ART’s Tube MP Series offers incredible bang-for-your-buck preamplifiers,
 putting pro quality within the reach of any project studio’s budget.
 Their Tube MP Project Series USB lets you connect microphone,
 instrument, and line-level signals to standard analog devices or to your
 DAW, via its convenient USB output. The analog Tube MP Studio V3,
 Tube MP Project Series, and original Tube MP units are also available.
 Specs: MPUSB In: 1 x XLR, TS • Out: 1 x XLR, TRS • Dig I/O: USB • 10Hz-40kHz • Imp: 600 ohms, 4.7k ohms • Gain
 range: 50dB • Pad: 20dB STV3 In: 1 x XLR, TS • Out: 1 x XLR, TRS • 10Hz-20kHz • Imp: 2k ohms • Gain range: 70dB MPPS
 In: 1 x XLR, TS • Out: 1 x XLR, TRS 10Hz-40kHz • Imp: 600 ohms, 4.7k ohms • Gain range: 70dB • MP I/O: XLR, TRS • 10Hz-20kHz •
                                                                                                                                  $
                                                                                                                                       9997
 Imp: 2k ohms • Gain range: 70dB
                                                                 TubeMPpsUSB         USB Tube Preamp .......List $12900                                                                                                                                            TubeMP PS
                                                                                                                                       $
                                                                 TubeMPSTV3 Mono Tube Mic Preamp w/V3 ......List $9500                  7597                TubeMP PS USB
                                                                                                                                       $ 97
                                                                 TubeMPps   Tube Mic Pre w/Vari Imped...........List $8900              69
                                                                                                                                       $ 97
                                                                 TubeMP     Mono Portable Tube Pre/DI ...........List $6000             48                                                         b MP
                                                                                                                                                                                                 TubeMP
Dynamic Duo
Combining the ART ProMPA II™ Class-A tube microphone preamp with the ProVLA II™ tube driven Vactrol®-based Compressor / Leveling
amplifier creates the ultimate two-channel input solution for critical audio applications. The ProMPA II offers variable input impedance, selectable
tube plate voltage, comprehensive metering and the ability and true mid/side miking techniques ensure unmatched flexibility while delivering an
unmatched warmth, presence and clarity to any analog or digital recording. The ProVLA II uses an Opto-electronic circuit coupled with a 12AT7
vacuum tube in the gain stage making it the ideal dynamic control device capable of delivering a far more musical natural sounding and sonically
transparent compression than competitive units in its class.




   • Variable Input Impedance For Flexible Microphone Voicing                  • VCA-Less Vactrol Opto-Compression Design
    (150 Ohms To 2400 Ohms)                                                    • Mastering Quality Audio Signal Path with Tube Gain Stage
   • Selectable Plate Voltage                                                  • Enhanced Link Mode – While in stereo link mode, channel 1 level control acts as
   • Large VU Meters                                                             a master output level and channel 2 becomes a balance control between them,
                                                                                 - optimizing the Pro-VLA II for use as a mastering tool
   • Backlit Function Switches
                                                                               • Variable Threshold, Ratio & Output Controls
   • Discrete Class-A Input Microphone Preamplifier
                                                                               • LED Backlit VU Input/Output Level Metering
   • Low Noise at Lower Gain Settings
                                                                               • LED Metering Indicates Both Average Level And Peak Hold
   • Extremely Low Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)
                                                                               • Accurate Ten Segment LED Gain Reduction Metering
   • Wide Frequency Response
                                                                               • +4dBu/-10dBu Mode Switch Optimizes Pro-VLA II For Interface
   • Additional Front Mounted Instrument Input Jack
                                                                                 with Professional OR Consumer Grade Components
   • Supports Mid/Side Miking Technique
                                                                               • Active Balanced XLR And 1⁄4-Inch Inputs & Outputs
   • Operates at +4dbm/-10dbv Output
                                                                               • Toroidal Transformer Reduces Mechanical & Electrical Hum
   • Selectable Stereo/Dual Operation of Output Controls
                                                                               Vactrol® is a registered trademark of Perkin Elmer Optoelectronics
   • Automatic Instrument Input Selection




      For more information on any ART products including the Digital MPA II, and the PRo MPA II contact your Sweetwater Sales Engineer.
                                               (800) 222-4700 www.sweetwater.com
242             Preamps & Signal Processing                                                                                                                                      Call us today at (800) 222-4700
                                Channel Strips




                          Liquid Channel                                                                                                                          ISA 430 mkII
 Classic Mic Preamp and Compressor Modeling                                                                                             Channel Strip Based on Legendary ISA 110/130
 Liquid Channel offers an incredible combination of classic analog and cutting-edge                                                     The mic pre/EQ combination of the ISA 110 is regarded by many as the best analog
 digital technology, making it one of the most sonically versatile preamps we’ve ever                                                   signal path yet conceived. The ISA 430 mkII combines Focusrite’s signature mic
 heard. Its list of presets includes 40 of the most respected mic preamps and 40 classic                                                preamp with the classic EQ section of the ISA 110 and an updated opto-compressor
 compressors. You can tweak available settings at the touch of a button from the                                                        from the ISA 130. The transformer-based preamp incorporates Focusrite’s “Air” feature,
 front panel or by using the included software. And the list of preamp and compressor                                                   for that “transparent” sound. Variable impedance settings give you the ideal match
 replications keeps growing! Starting with Focusrite’s pristine analog input stage, your                                                for your mic or the option of customizing the sound by intentionally mismatching the
 signal can be processed in any manner imaginable. Crave the sound of an ISA 110 with                                                   impedance. The compressor/limiter switches between Focusrite’s transparent VCA circuit
 its distinctive EQ section? You’ve got it. Or, perhaps a transformerless output stage suits                                            and a vintage optical design. Add classic Focusrite sound to your professional or project
 you better. Again, the Liquid Channel delivers. The only limit is your creativity! With                                                studio, with this impressive channel strip.
 24-bit/192kHz digital I/O, you might have found the ultimate front end for your DAW.                                                   Specs: In: 2 x XLR, 2 x DI (back/front) • Out: 2 x XLR • Impedance: 600, 1,400, 2,400, 6,800 ohms • Gain range: 60dB
                                                                                                                                        •compressor • limiter • gate • de-esser • parametric EQ • shelf EQ
 Specs: In: 2 x XLR • Out: 1 x XLR • Dig I/O: AES/EBU on XLR, word clock • 20Hz-20kHz • Imp: variable • Gain range:
 74dB • compressor • EQ
                                                                                                    ONLY $75/mo.                                                                                                                                                 ONLY $99/mo.

                                         LiquidChannel                      Pro Channel Strip ...List $299999
                                                                                                                     $
                                                                                                                         249999                                                      ISA430mkII Vintage Channel Strip ..............List $349999
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             $
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 329999




                        ISA 220 Session Pack                                                                                                                     VoiceMaster Pro
 Channel Strip with Preamp, EQ, and Compression                                                                                         Channel Strip with EQ, De-esser, and Compressor
 This channel strip redefines “value” while offering classic Focusrite preamplification,                                                VoiceMaster Pro gives you Focusrite’s famed Class A preamp to capture every nuance
 EQ, and compression. The ISA 220 Session Pack channel strip’s classic preamp                                                           from any source. Vocal-shaping tools include the “Vintage Harmonics” processor, designed
 accepts mic, line, and hi-Z instrument inputs, and its EQ offers two fully parametric mid-                                             to emulate classic 1970s tape-based vocal enhancement processes; a vocal-friendly optical
 bands, two switchable shelves, and highpass and lowpass filters. The Class A compressor                                                                                           ;         p
                                                                                                                                        expander; an adjustable tube-sound circuit; a voice-optimized EQ; and the de-esser from
 with sidechain input for frequency-based control is merged with a frequency-adaptive                                                   the ISA 430.                                       “VoiceMaster Pro makes a great front end for
 limiter and a great-sounding and transparent optical de-esser — a rarity in channel                                                                                                                            a computer-based recording system. If you’re
                                                                                                                                        Specs: In: 1 x XLR (front), 1 x DI (front)
 strips at this price — to add a full suite of dynamics processing power to this already                                                1 x XLR, 1, x TRS • Out: 1 x XLR, 1 x TRS,                              looking for a full-featured channel strip that
 impressive feature set. For cost-conscious facilities that demand premium sound quality,                                               1 x XLR pre de-esser • 10Hz-200kHz •                                     can sound great on any sound source, then
                                                                                                                                         Imp: 1,400 ohms • Gain range: 60dB •                                     you need the VoiceMaster Pro.”
 the ISA 220 Session Pack should be near the top of your list!                                                                          optical expander • optical compressor •
                                                                                                                                        shaping EQ
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  — Luke Herian, Sales Engineer, Ext. 1236
 Specs: In: 2 x XLR, 2 x DI • Out: 1 x XLR • Out: 1 x XLR • 10Hz-150kHz • 1,000 ohms • Gain range: 60dB • HP/LP
 filters • comp/limiter • de-esser • param/shelf EQ
                                                                                                     ONLY $60/mo.                                                                                                                                                ONLY $23/mo.

                                         ISA220               Channel Strip/Preamp................................
                                                                                                                     $
                                                                                                                         199999                                                      VoiceMastPro                    Channel Strip ...........List $84999
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 $
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     74999
                                            XRack Series
 Modular Rack
 With the SSL XRack Series, you can piece together your very
                                                                                                                                        XRack Modules
                                                                                                                                        Modules for XRack Units
 own SSL console to design the perfect rig for your tracking,
 mixing, or mastering needs. For an extremely compact and                                                                               The SSL XRack Mic Pre module
 portable desktop solution, SSL’s newest Mynx offers two                                                                                gives you SSL’s famous SuperAnalogue
 spaces for XRack Modules (right). Whether you drop in a                                                                                DC-coupled design, with 75dB of gain, variable impedance control, phantom power,
 preamp module, a compressor module, or an EQ module,                                                                                   phase reverse, line input, front-panel DI, and highpass and lowpass filters. XRack 4
 Mynx is ready to go wherever you are.                                                                                                  Input and XRack 8 Input modules allow for efficient, effective signal summing. For
                                                                                                                                        more of that “warm and dirty” SSL character, try the XRack VHD input module. The
 For the ultimate in “build-your-own” SSL convenience,                                                                                  XRack EQ module is a 4-band parametric EQ with variable “Q” on the two midbands,
 check out the XRack. This powered rackmountable beast                                                                                  and shelf/bell control on the high and low bands. For great dynamics, there are the
 sports eight spaces for XRack Modules.                                                                                                 XRack Dynamics module and the XRack Stereo Bus Compressor module. The
 Beyond that, it offers total recall,                                                                                                   XRack Master Bus module provides control of the XRack’s                                            ONLY $26/mo.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          $           00
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 845
 despite being completely analog gear!                                                                                                  internal master and record
 You can save up to 32 presets to flash                                                                                                 stereo buses, and it acts        XRackMicPre Mic Pre Module................................
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             $     00
 memory, making it easy to call up your                                                                                                 as a studio control-room         XRack4input      4-input Module ................................     910
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             $
 precise EQ or compression settings the                                                                                                 module. It has mix and           XRack8input      8-input Sum Module.........................         84500
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             $
 next time you go to track that vocalist,                                                                                               sum insert points, mono          XRackVHDin       VHD Input Module ............................       87500
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             $
 lay down a bass line, or put                                                                                            ONLY $12/mo.   compatibility check, and         XRackEQ          1-channel EQ Module .......................         84500
                                                                                                                     $
                                                                                                                         40000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             $
 up mics on your drum kit.                                                                                                                                               XRackDyn         Dynamics Module .............................       84500
                                          Mynx                                                                                          master-out metering.                                                                                $       00
                                                              2-space Empty X-Rack ..............................                                                                    XRackSBComp              Stereo Bus Compressor .....................            2195
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     $
                                          XRackEmpty 8-space Empty X-Rack ..............................                  $
                                                                                                                           159500                                                    XRackMastBus             Master Bus Module ..........................           109500
                                                                           www.sweetwater.com/mynx
                                                                             www.solid-state-logic.com



Mynx
It’s part of something bigger...




                                          Based on our award-winning X-Rack system and using identical circuitry to our
                                            acclaimed Duality and AWS 900+ consoles, Mynx makes the hit-making SSL
                                                                   SuperAnalogue™ sound more accessible than ever.

                                         Capable of housing two X-Rack modules, Mynx can be used to create a range of
                                                  recording and mixing tools designed to dramatically enhance your DAW
                                         recordings. Combine the ‘SuperAnalogue Mic Pre’ and ‘Dynamics’ modules for a
                                           pristine front-end recording system for vocals. Slot in the ‘EQ’ and ‘Dynamics’
                                                      modules for classic SSL channel strip processing. Fit the Stereo Bus
                                                 Compressor module for our legendary full mix compression. Or load the
                                                   ‘Master Bus’ and ‘Line Input’ modules to create an analogue monitor &
                                                                                         foldback system for your studio.
Mynx has a two X-Rack module capacity.
Modules are sold separately.                                                                 www.sweetwater.com/mynx
                                              Discover Mynx and the full range of modules at www.solid-state-logic.com




                                           (800) 222-4700
Mynx. This is SSL.                       www.sweetwater.com
244               Preamps & Signal Processing                                                                                                                                        Call us today at (800) 222-4700
                                      Channel Strips




               6176                                                                                                                                      LA-610 mk II
Tube Preamp and FET Compressor                                                                                                                 Vintage Tube Mic Preamp and Compressor
For the sonic one-two punch of a classic tube mic preamp followed by one of the most                                                           The LA-610 mk II puts legendary, vintage all-tube technology into a modern channel
popular compressors ever made, check out the 6176. Features include a 15dB mic                                                                 strip format at an extraordinary price — with new features, such as true compressor
pad and an enhanced +300-volt power supply with high-voltage MOSFET regulation.                                                                bypass and a sleek black-on-black finish. The LA-610 mk II injects the T4 gain-reduction
The 6176’s right half has a complete 1176LN with new features: a bypass switch that                                                            circuit of the famous LA-2A optical compressor into the legendary 610 console module.
hardwires the preamp output directly to the 1176LN output; a 1:1 ratio position to use                                                         This complete channel strip includes variable impedance inputs; a 2-band shelving EQ;
the compressor only for its “color,” and an “all” ratio switch position that duplicates the                                                    and, of course, the smooth-as-silk optical compressor.
all-button mode.                                                                                                                               Specs: In: 2 x XLR, 1 x DI • Out: 2 x XLR
Specs: In: 3 x XLR, 1 x DI • Out: 2 x XLR •                                                                                                    • 20Hz-20kHz • Imp: 500 ohms, 2k ohms
                                                                                                                               ONLY $72/mo.    • Gain range: 77dB • Pad: 15dB •                                                                                         ONLY $48/mo.

                                                                                                                               239997
20Hz-20kHz • Imp: 13.8k ohms • Gain range:
                                                                                                                           $                                                                                                                                        $
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        159997
65dB • Pad: 15dB • limiting amplifier                                                                                                          optical compressor • shelf EQ
• shelf EQ                                 6176                       Tube Channel Strip ...................List $289900                                                                   LA610mk2          Tube Mic Pre/Opt Comp ...........List $189900



                                   VT-737sp
 Tube Channel Strip with Opto Compressor and 4-band EQ
 Run your dullest, most sterile mic through the Avalon VT-737sp, and you’ll be amazed
 at how harmonically rich and sweet it sounds. This award-winning channel strip features
 a combination of tube preamp, opto compressor, sweep equalizer, output level, and VU
 metering. The mic preamp uses cascaded dual-vacuum tube triodes and offers up to 58dB                                                                                                                                                                            VT 737sp
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  VT-737sp black
 of gain. The instrument preamp gives you both incredible headroom and exceptionally low noise. Two VT-737sp preamps
 can be linked via the back-panel connectors, for stereo recording. The VT-737sp’s opto compressor is powered by twin Class
 A tube triodes in its signal path for gain matching and offers everything from soft compression to hard-knee limiting. The
                                                              compressor bypass is a sealed silver relay, to provide the most direct
                     “No matter what mic I’m using, no matter signal path. EQ can be applied either pre- or post-compression for                                                                                                                                   VT-737sp
                     what I’m recording, I’ve never been able flexibility. The VT-737sp is a true studio essential! You can choose                                                                                                                                      ONLY $68/mo.
                                                              between a black or a silver faceplate.                                                                                                                                                                $
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        225000
                     to get the VT-737sp to sound bad. What a
                            great go-to channel strip.”                              Specs: In: 2 x XLR • Out: 1 x XLR • Gain range: 58dB
                                                                                                                                                                                     VT737SPbk Tube Channel Strip - Black Panel .... List $250000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          $
                             — Delvin Wolf, Sales Engineer, Ext. 1378                • Imp: variable • compressor/ limiter • shelf EQ                                                VT737SP                                                           $      00
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Tube Channel Strip ......................... List 2500            225000




                                                      XLogic Alpha Channel
 Channel Strip with EQ, Compression, and Analog/Digital Outputs
 The XLogic Alpha Channel offers a recording solution based on SSL’s years of experience in designing the world’s                                                                          Dual Vocal Combo
 leading analog recording consoles. Like the other XLogic units, you get amazing SSL sound, but the Alpha Channel also                                                                     Channel Strip with Mic Pre, EQ, and
 comes equipped with digital outputs, so you can go direct into your interface with a digital signal. The Alpha Channel                                                                    Electro-optical Limiter
 has variable input impedance, EQ, and limiting, to prevent overs during recording. It also will sense the sample rate of                                                                  Handbuilt in the U.S.A. by Manley Labs, the Langevin
                                              ONLY $30/mo.
                                                               connected devices and adjust itself.                                                                                        Dual Vocal Combo includes a 2-channel
 AlphaChan XLogic Channel Strip..................................
                                                                      $
                                                                          99500                     Specs: In: 1 x XLR, 1 x TRS, 1 x 1/4" link • Out: 1 x XLR, S/PDIF • External
                                                                                                    key: 1 x XLR • Pad: 20dB • comp/limit • param/shelf EQ
                                                                                                                                                                                           microphone preamplifier with two shelf equalizers,
                                                                                                                                                                                           two channels of electro-optical limiters, VU meters,
                                                                                                                                                                                           individual phantom power, limiter linking, and
                                                                                                                                                                                           time-proven circuitry. The mic preamps give you 50dB
                                                                                                                                                                                           of gain, provided by discrete transistor circuits. The
                                                                                                                                                                                           Dual Vocal Combo also features convenient front-panel
                                                                                                                                                                                           1/4" direct instrument inputs.
                                                                                                                                                                                           There are no IC’s in this unit! The continuously
                                                                                                                                                                                           variable ±10dB shelf EQ’s switched turnover points
                                                                                                                                                                                           have been chosen carefully, and all EQ can be
                                                                                                                                                                                           completely switched out or set to flat positions. Up
                               VOXBOX                                                                                                                                                      to 53dB of gain and phantom power are available to
                                                                                                                                                                                           accommodate a wide range of microphones. This unit
 Tube Channel Strip with Preamp, EQ, Compressor, and De-esser                                                                                                                              features precision Manley mic input transformers. It’s
 The idea of a voice processor isn’t a novel idea, but when Manley designed one, they decided, in full Manley tradition,                                                                   an ideal box for musicians and engineers on a budget
 to pull out all the stops and make a truly high-end professional statement. Full of features, timeless style, robust build                                                                and is equally at home in a big league studio, a mobile
 quality, and that world-famous “Manley sound,” the Manley VOXBOX combines the Mono Mic tube preamp, extended                                                                              recording truck, or a live gig.
 Pultec EQ, ELOP compressor, and a de-esser/limiter. Besides vocals, the VOXBOX offers great settings for drums, bass,                                                                     Specs: In: 2 x XLR 2 x TRS, 2 x DI • Out: 2 x XLR, 2 x TRS, 2 x TS
                                                               guitar, and keys. The two sections can be used together or                                                                  10Hz-20kHz • Imp: 2.4k ohms • Gain range: 53dB • limiter • shelf EQ
                                                               independently for maximum flexibility.                                                                                                                                                                   ONLY $55/mo.

 VoxBox                                                    $     00
                      Tube Vocal Channel Strip ..........List 4000        Call                      Specs: In: 3 x XLR, 2 x TS • Out: 2 x XLR, 2 x TS • 20Hz-60kHz • Imp: 2k ohm
                                                                                                    • Gain range: 60dB • compressor/limiter • parametric EQ
                                                                                                                                                                                           DualVocal         2-channel Mic Preamp ...........List 2000 $      00
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    $
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        180097
1979                      2009
                                                     Visit us online at www.sweetwater.com                                                               Preamps & Signal Processing                                                                  245
                                                                                                                                                                                    Channel Strips

                         RM 8
 Tube-based Modular
 EQ, Preamp, and
 Compression System
 With recording equipment
 getting smaller and smaller and
 inside-the-box mixing getting
 astronomically better and better,
 you don’t need a mountain of
 outboard gear anymore to achieve
 world-class recordings and great
 sound onstage. In fact, even if you’re working in the most space-challenged of locations — from tight corners at the gig
 to the OB van to the home studio — Tube-Tech offers a powerful solution with their latest modular system.
                                                                                                                                                                ECS-410 Everest
                                                                                                                                                                Tube/Solid-state Channel Strip
 Passionate about the unmistakable sonic power that comes from merging tube technology and premium transformers,                                                Summit Audio has rethought the channel strip, with the
 Tube-Tech offers up the best of their know-how, in this customizable rig that starts with the RM 8 frame. The 8-slot                                           ECS-410 Everest. This incredibly flexible device boasts
 frame can hold eight of Tube-Tech’s modules, allowing you to put together your own system or systems to meet each                                              a tube/solid-state preamp, passive EQ, dual-mode dynam-
 studio or stage need. The RM 8 frame also features an internal power supply with the right voltages to make all the                                            ics processing, a unique DriveBus output, and innovative
 modules work. For premium inputs, turn to the exceptionally smooth-sounding PM 1A microphone preamp. This                                                      TouchPatch™ routing. The DriveBus is overdrivable in
 preamp offers a direct input for connecting up your guitar, bass, or keyboard,                                                                                 dual-tube or discrete transistor mode.
 along with switchable 48V phantom power, selectable microphone impedance, a                          PM1A
 phase reverse switch, a low-cut filter, and a switchable dB pad. Next, for superb                                                                              Each section is completely independent, with fully
 dynamics processing, turn to the CM 1A compressor — it’s an optical all-tube unit                                                                              balanced I/O to maintain signal integrity, and you can
 that’s perfectly suited to recordings of vocals, drums, bass, and lead guitar. Two                                                                             patch into any section at the push of a button, to custom
 buses allow you to connect several compressors together. And for EQ, the passive                                                                               configure your signal path. The individual components
 EM 1A offers both low- and high-frequency boosts and selectable shelving, with a                                                                               merge the best of transparency and color to offer nearly
 tube-based push/pull amplifier to restore gain. Put together your perfect front end,                                                                           unending sonic options.
                                                                                fine-tune the mix                                                               Specs: In: 1 x DI, 4 x XLR, insert, sidechain • Out: 4 x XLR, -10dB TRS, stereo
                                                                                                                                                                link • Gain range: 80dB • Imp: 2k ohms • compressor • parametric EQ
                                                                   ONLY $59/mo. with premium EQ
 RM8                                                    $
                Empty Frame w/PS .................List 2150   00
                                                                 $
                                                                    $
                                                                      1935   00 and compression, or
                                                                                mix and match the                  EM1A
 PM1A           Tube Mic Pre Module................List $190000      171000                                                                                                                                                             ONLY $105/mo.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        $
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            349997
 CM1A           Opto-cell Compressor ...............List $190000    $
                                                                     171000     units for the best of      CM1A
                                                                    $           both worlds!                                                                    Everest            Tube/Solid-state Ch Strip .........List $392500
 EM1A           Passive EQ Module...................List $190000     171000




                                                     GML 2020                                                                                       ATC-2
 Legendary Input Channel                                                                                                2-channel EQ, Compressor and Mic Preamp
 The GML 2020 channel strip delivers one of the purest input signal paths you’ve ever                                   The ATC-2 is a dual-channel FET compressor, 4-band EQ, and high-quality mic preamp
 heard. The pristine input stage is followed by Massenburg’s unique dynamics section,                                   from Toft. On the mic pre end of things, it boasts selectable 48V phantom power, direct
 which reacts to loudness, not voltage — like our ears do! A “best of the best” single-                                 instrument input, and selectable line output. Its classic FET compressor offers variable
 channel mic pre/EQ/dynamics unit, the 2020 offers the ultimate in transparency. Extras                                 attack, release, and ratio while VU meters display gain reduction and output level. For
 include a switch for EQ pre/post compressor, EQ sidechain de-essing, a 2-pole HP filter,                               sculpting to sonic perfection, engage the ATC-2’s extremely musical 4-band EQ, complete
 phase reverse, phantom power, and stereo link. Requires one 9015 external power supply.                                with turnover points for high- and low-frequency shelving. A useful stereo link facility
 Specs: In: 2 x XLR, 1 x XLR, 1 x DI • Out: 1 x XLR • sidechain • Imp: 1k ohms • Gain range: 80dB • 4-band parametric   lets you use the two compressors individually, or as a stereo pair.
                                                             ONLY $173/mo.        EQ •compressor                                                                                                                                            ONLY $35/mo.
                                                                      $
                                                                          5750  00                                                                                                                                                      $
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            114999
                                                                                                                        Specs: In: 2 x XLR mic, 2 x XLR line,
                                                                                                                        2 x 1/4" • Imp: 1.2k ohms • Gain
 GML2020                                               $
                   1-ch Integrated Input Chan.......List 6000    00
                                                                                                                        range: 60dB • 4-band parametric
                                                                                                                                                                ATC2               Dual Mic Pre/Comp/EQ..............................




                                            MX60 Front End One                                                                                                Model 230
 Tube-emulating Channel Strip with EQ, Preamp, De-esser, and                                                            Vocal Channel Strip with Aural Exciter
 Switchable Impedance                                                                                                   Aphex’s Model 230 Master Voice Channel vocal channel strip is specifically
 The MX60 Front End One is a unique mic/line/instrument input channel in a single                                       designed to make voices bigger, more present, more intimate, more intelligible, and
 rackspace. The MX60 is great for studio and live sound applications, functioning as a                                  more consistent. A combination of tube mic preamp, Easyrider® automatic compressor,
 studio-grade mic preamp, program adaptive gate, de-esser, compressor, limiter, 3-band                                  Logic Assisted Gate, split-band de-esser, Big Bottom®, parametric EQ, and Aural Exciter®,
 EQ, and multi-band tube saturation stage. The input stage may be switched to accept                                    the Model 230 includes an XLR input and also features five active outputs. The Model
 mic-, line- or instrument-level signals with 48-volt phantom power. Phase reverse, 20dB                                230 also gives you extensive digital output options, and has an insert point (via TRS) for
 boost, low-cut and bright switches, and a TRS insert jack are included.                                                additional processing.
                                                                                                                        Specs: In: XLR • Out: XLR, TRS •
 Specs: In: 1 x XLR, 1 x DI (front panel), 1 x TRS • 20Hz-22kHz • Imp: 150 -600 ohms • Gain range: 60dB • gate •        Dig out: AES/EBU, S/PDIF, Toslink •
                                                             ONLY $19/mo.         de-esser • compressor • param. EQ     word clock • 18Hz-24kHz • Imp: 2k                                                                                   ONLY $24/mo.
                                                                      $
                                                                          62597                                                                                                                                                             $
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                79997
                                                                                  • LF/HF shelf                         ohms • Gain range: 45dB • Pad:
 MX60                                                      $
                   Mic/Line Pre w/Comp ...............List 650   00                                                     20dB • compressor • EQ                  230                                                          $
                                                                                                                                                                                   Master Voice Channel Strip ........List 899     00
246             Preamps & Signal Processing                                                                                                                           Call us today at (800) 222-4700
                                    Channel Strips


                                                                                                                                                                                  ADL 700
                                                                                                                                            Class A Tube Channel Strip
                                                                                                       The ADL 700 channel strip’s preamp section is based on the same preamp tech-
                                                                                                      nology as PreSonus’s grand-slam 2-channel ADL 600 preamp, designed by analog
                                                                                                      tube-circuit genius Anthony DeMaria. It employs a discrete Class A circuit with a
                                                                                                    balanced input transformer and three vacuum tubes, for superb performance. On
                                                                                   the input side of things, you can choose from a front-panel instrument input, a line input, and a
                                                                   mic input — with a blistering 75dB of gain — to enjoy its premier sound on any source. The preamp also features
                                                 selectable input impedance, for drawing out different tones from your microphone collection. Beyond its first-rate preamp section,
                                the ADL 700 features an excellent FET-based VCA compressor, which sports variable threshold, ratio, attack, release, and make-up gain. And then, on
               the EQ side of things, you have a discrete Class A 4-band parametric EQ with switchable high/low Q. You can also use a 3-position highpass filter to further sculpt your
 sound, and an EQ/Compressor switch lets you switch the order of the EQ and the compressor.                                                                                  ONLY $60/mo.
 Specs: 1-channel • tube • I/O: 1 x XLR, 1 x TRS, 1 x hi-Z • compressor • 4-band EQ
                                                                                                                                                                          ADL700            Tube Channel Strip ...................List $229595
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     $
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         199997


                                             Eureka                                                                                                                    Studio Channel
 Variable-impedance Channel Strip                                                                                                Channel Strip
 The Eureka channel strip contains a discrete Class A transformer-coupled mic preamp, a                                          This fully featured channel strip from PreSonus includes a Class A tube microphone/
 compressor, and a 3-band parametric EQ. The preamp features variable input impedance,                                           instrument preamp, a variable VCA compressor, a 3-band parametric EQ, and classic VU
 so the Eureka can be matched and “tuned” for all types of microphones and applications.                                         metering — all at a very affordable price. If you’re currently working on stock interface
 What’s more, it also features “Saturate,” which adjusts the drain current on the input                                          or mixer preamplifiers, then you won’t believe how incredible the same sources sound
 FET amplifier to simulate tape saturation effects. This versatile channel strip also sports                                     through the Studio Channel. Experience all that signature fat tube tone plus the
 a compressor and a highpass filter, plus a parametric 3-band EQ with overlapping bands                                          full-on ability to tweak — the Studio Channel’s bound to become your “go-to” box!
 and switchable staging. It has instrument, line, and mic inputs.                                                                Specs: 1-channel • tube • I/O: 1 x XLR, 1 x TRS • 10Hz-50kHz • Low-cut: 80Hz • Pad: 20dB • compressor • EQ
 Specs: 1-channel • solid-state • I/O: 1 x XLR, 1 x TRS • 10Hz-50kHz • Imp: 2.5k/1.5k/600/150/50 ohms • Gain range:
                                                                                40dB • Pad: 20dB • compressor • EQ                                                                                                                                       ONLY $10/mo.
                                                             ONLY $18/mo.

 Eureka            Preamp/Channel Strip................List $69900
                                                                      $
                                                                          599  95                                                                                         StudioChan                                                   $
                                                                                                                                                                                                Channel Strip .......................List 359   00
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     $
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         29997


                                                                                                                                                     TrakMaster Pro
                                                                                                                                 Channel Strip with EQ, Optical Compressor, and DI
                  TwinTrak Pro                                                                                                   Now, every studio can benefit from the legendary Focusrite sound! As Focusrite’s most
 2-channel Mic Preamp with EQ and Opto-compressor                                                                                affordable recording channel strip, the TrakMaster Pro features a mic preamp
 The TwinTrak Pro makes a great front end for your DAW. It offers quality analog                                                 derived from the award-winning Green range, a front-panel DI, a mid-scoop EQ, an
 2-channel mic, line, and instrument inputs, with EQ and optical compression. The dual                                           intuitive optical compressor, and latency-free monitoring. The front panel also includes
 mono/stereo compressor features opto-circuitry and sidechain inputs. The mid-scoop EQ                                           line and instrument inputs, so you can add tube warmth to guitars and keyboards. The
 corrects problematic frequencies in the lower midrange.                                                                         mid-scoop EQ is ideal for problem solving or for great miked-up speaker cabinets. With
                                                                                                                                 variable attack and the unique “Squash” mode, the optical compressor can sound clean
 Specs: In: 2 x XLR, 2 x DI, 2 x TRS • Out: 4 x XLR, 2 x TRS 3 x phones • Dig in: S/PDIF on coax, word clock on BNC •
 20Hz-22kHz • Imp: continously variable • Gain range: 60dB • optical compressor • mid-scoop EQ
                                                                                                                                 for vocals and acoustic guitar, but it excels at crushing drum loops.
                                                                      ONLY $21/mo.                                               Specs: In: 1 x XLR (front), 1 x DI (front), 1 x TRS • Out: 2 x TRS, 1 x                                                 ONLY $11/mo.
                                                                      $
                                                                          669   99                                                                                                                                                                   $
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         33999
                                                                                                                                 headphone • 2.5k ohms • Gain
                                                                                                                                 range: 47dB • optical compressor •
 TwinTrakPro              Dual Mono/St Preamp ....List $74999                                                                    parametric EQ                               TrakMasterPro Vocal/Inst Ch Strip .......List $39999




                                 Voice Channel Pro Channel
   Class A Tube Channel Strip
   ART’s Voice Channel features a tube preamp with an
                                                                                      Tube Channel Strip
                                                                                                                                                                          Tube PAC
                                                                                      The Pro Channel combines a hybrid tube/solid-state                                  Tube Preamp with Compressor
   integrated dynamics processor, a semi-parametric EQ,
                                                                                      preamp and a compressor that can function as either an
   and digital outputs. The EQ can also be patched before                                                                                                                 The Tube PAC comprises one channel of the incredibly
                                                                                      opto- or variable-mu compressor. There’s also a flexible
   or after the dynamics. A separate insert jack allows for                                                                                                               popular ART Tube MP and one channel of the ART Tube
                                                                                      4-band EQ.
   even more routing options.                                                                                                                                             Compressor, in a single half-space unit.
                                                                                      Specs: In: 1 x XLR, TS, 2 x 1/4" return • Out: 1 x XLR, TS, 2 x 1/4" •
   Specs: In: 2 x XLR/TRS, 1 x TS • Out: 1 x XLR, 1 x TRS, 2 x TS • Imp:              20Hz-20kHz • Imp: 1.67k ohms (XLR), 1M ohm (1/4")• Gain range: 100dB •              Specs: In: 1 x XLR, 1 x 1/4" • Out: 1 x XLR, 1 x 1/4" • 20Hz-20kHz • Imp:
   150-3.4k ohm, variable • Gain range: 60dB • parametric EQ • comp/                  compressor • 4-band EQ                                                              1.67k ohms (XLR), 1M ohm (1/4”) • Gain range: 70dB • compressor
   de-esser/gate • Dig I/O: USB, ADAT, AES/EBU, S/PDIF/
   TOSLink • word clock                                       ONLY $13/mo.                                                                           ONLY $10/mo.                                                                                          ONLY $10/mo.

   VoiceChannel             Tube Channel Strip .........List $53900
                                                                      $
                                                                          42997       ProChannel              Mic Pre/EQ/Comp .........List $39000
                                                                                                                                                     $
                                                                                                                                                         31997            TubePac           Tube Preamp and Comp .............List 159 $        00
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           $
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               12997
1979                      2009
                                              Visit us online at www.sweetwater.com                                                                          Preamps & Signal Processing                                                               247
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Dynamics




           2-LA-2                                                                                                                      2-1176
 Stereo Electro-optical Leveling Amplifier                                                                                   2-channel Limiting Amplifier
 What’s the best way to improve a product that some believe simply can’t be improved                                         The 1176 is a studio standard for perfect vocals and punchy bass, imparting some of that
 upon? Add another one! Based on the classic LA-2A design, the new 2-LA-2 offers two                                         elusive sonic “magic” found on countless classic hit songs. Many engineers have yearned
 linked or independent channels and a total of eight tubes, plus two switch-selectable T4                                    to own a pair of 1176s, and now the 2-1176 answers that call, packing two 1176 units
 optical compression cells per channel (one fast, one slow), greatly expanding upon the                                      in a convenient 2U package! All of the controls found on the classic mono 1176 are
 functionality of Universal Audio’s classic leveling amp. The 2-LA-2 is great for use on a                                   here — and, yes, it will do “all buttons in,” just like the original. Now, you can apply
 master bus or on drums, guitars, vocals — pretty much anything you can imagine.                                             the classic 1176 sound to any stereo source, such as a master bus or drums, while only
 UA’s renaissance has resulted in an exciting blend of classic re-creations and new gear,                                    taking up the rack space of a mono 1176. Now that Universal Audio’s offering twice as
 and the 2-LA-2 represents their combination of forward thinking with an eye toward                                          much of the classic tone, classic punch, and unmistakable sonic signature in the same
 what has always worked.                                                                                                     space, the 2-1176 is finding its way into countless studio rigs!
 Specs: 2-channel • electro-optical                                                                                          Specs: In: 2 x XLR • Out: 2 x XLR • sidechain
 limiting amplifier • tube • In: 2 x XLR                                                                     ONLY $105/mo.                                                                                                                  ONLY $84/mo.
                                                                                                         $
                                                                                                             349997                                                                                                                     $
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            279997
 • Out: 2 x XLR • 2U
                                           2LA2     Twin T4 Leveling Amp .............List $399900                                                                    2-1176         Twin Vintage Limiting Amp ......List $339900




                                                                                                                                       1176LN                                               “The 1176LN inspired the phrase “pump-and-
                                                                                                                                                                                            breathe” in terms of compression. It is an
                                                                                                                             FET Limiting Amplifier                                          indispensable studio tool and sounds like you’ve
           LA-2A                                                                                                             Designed by UA founder Bill                                      put a big, expensive fur coat on that particular
                                                                                                                                                                                               instrument. Amazing on everything!”
 Classic Electro-optical Leveling Amplifier                                                                                  Putnam, the original 1176LN
                                                                                                                                                                                                — Jeffrey Green, Sales Engineer, Ext. 1272
 The Teletronix LA-2A might just be the most famous compressor in history — and                                              was a major breakthrough
 it continues to be one of the most popular and copied limiters of all time. While some                                      in limiter technology — the
 copies claim to improve on its electronics, the LA-2A has a sound all its own, with silky-                                  first true peak limiter with all transistor circuitry. Though Universal Audio could have
 smooth, transparent dynamic control. Its unique electro-optical attenuator system gives                                     “modernized” the 1176LN’s design, they wisely chose not to tinker with a great unit.
 you incredibly fast gain reduction, without increasing harmonic distortion — it sounds                                      Instead, they retained all the unique qualities that made the original a must-have studio
 amazingly natural while doing its job extremely well! Universal Audio still handbuilds                                      tool. Features include push-button selection of compression ratios, ultra-fast attack time,
 the LA-2A, staying true to the original design and carefully selecting components to                                        adjustable release time, and a Class A line-level output amplifier. In celebration of UA’s
 ensure each unit lives up to the standards of the original. It’s incredibly effective for                                   10th anniversary of reincorporation (and 40 years of the 1176), a specially modded low-
                                                                                                                             noise version of the 1176LN                                                     ONLY $60/mo.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1999
 treating vocals, and it’s easy
                                                                                 ONLY $90/mo.                                is also available.                                                            $           97
 to use.                                                                                                                                                              1176LN
                                                                                                             299997
                                                                                                                                                                                                    $   00
                                                                                                                                                                                     Limiting Amplifier ....................List 2399
                                                                                                         $                   Specs: In: 1 x XLR • Out: 1 x XLR                                                                               $
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              249997
                                           LA2A     Leveling Amplifier ...................List $359900                       • sidechain
                                                                                                                                                                      1176LNAnn      Ann Edition Limiting Amp..........List $299900
 Specs: In: 1 x XLR • Out: 1 x XLR




                                     Variable Mu                                                                                        FET Compressor II
 Stereo Variable Mu Limiter/Compressor for Tracking and Mastering                                                            Class A Compressor/Limiter with Multiple Release-time Settings
 Manley’s stellar Variable Mu limiter/compressor creates the glue that holds a mix                                           Geoff Daking makes boutique-quality studio equipment that stands up to years of use
 together, allowing the individual character of each instrument to stand out yet fit                                         by combining top-shelf components with modern manufacturing techniques. Daking’s
 together as a unified whole. As with all Manley studio gear, the Variable Mu seems to                                       FET Compressor II gives you the control you need over your tracks and mixes,
 have all the little intangibles that make the studio magic happen (in addition to its                                       while its transparency and subtlety allow your audio to sound uncompressed. The FET
 top-grade componentry and pro-caliber construction). It’s the finished “record” sound                                       Compressor II, like Daking’s EQs and preamps, uses discrete transistor technology, Class
 you always struggled to achieve — unless you already had a Manley Stereo Variable Mu                                        A amps, and transformer-balanced inputs and outputs for great performance and low-
 Limiter/Compressor. The Variable Mu works the same way the vintage Fairchild 670 did,                                       noise operation. You get seven release-time constants for an array of classic performance
 by using the “remote cut-off” of a vacuum tube to achieve compression. The unique                                           characteristics, making it easy to dial in the vibe you’re looking for, without sacrificing
 5670 dual triode is at the center of the peak reducing and compression action, and it’s                                     transparency. Operation is incredibly intuitive, thanks to the five large front-panel knobs.
 constantly being re-biased by the vacuum-tube-rectified sidechain control voltages,                                         Though it’s right at home in professional rigs, the FET Compressor II is affordable
 which cause this tube to smoothly change its gain.                                                                          enough for project studios, too.
                                                                                                                             Specs: XLR/TRS                                                                                             ONLY $43/mo.
                                                                                                             ONLY $108/mo.

                                                                                                             3600                                                                                                                  $
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        142597
 Specs: In: 2 x XLR • Out: 2 x XLR
                                                                                                         $              00                                         FET2Comp       Class A FET Comp/Limiter ........List $219500
                                           VariMu   Dual-channel Comp/Limiter .....List $400000
248             Preamps & Signal Processing                                                                                                                                          Call us today at (800) 222-4700
                                 Dynamics




                                                                                                                                                                                       XLogic G Series
                                                                                                                                                                                       Compressor
                                                                                                                                                                                       2-channel Twin VCA Compressor
                                      VT-747sp                                                                                                                                         Before SSL’s XLogic G Series Compressor came along, the
                                                                                                                                                                                       only way to have access to the G Series mix-bus compressor
 Stereo Tube Optical Compressor with                                                                  “An ideal cure for any mix that sounds “too digital.” Just add                   was via the center section of an SSL 4000 G Series console. The
 6-band EQ                                                                                            it to your mix bus and listen to the magic. Use the solid-state
                                                                                                       p
                                                                                                       pat
                                                                                                       path for a little punch or the tube path for that extra vitality
                                                                                                                                                                                       G Series Compressor works its magic by making mixes louder
 DAWs can be powerful tools for recording your                                                          an
                                                                                                        and gloss. The VT-747sp is at home in any pro or serious                       without drawing unnecessary attention to itself. The simple,
 music, but a common criticism is that they sound                                                        pr
                                                                                                         p
                                                                                                         project studio.”                                                              straightforward controls include an attack control that allows
 brittle and cold, lacking the kind of warmth that                                                        — Derek Senestraro, Sales Engineer, Ext. 1243                                fine-tuning for program material and a release control with an
 pro analog outboard gear provides. That’s what                                                                                                                                        auto setting. There are three ratios available that range from
 makes Avalon’s VT-747sp stereo compressor so                                                                                                                                          subtle to squash. The unit also has a sidechain input and an
 valuable. It combines a creative stereo tube-discrete Class A opto compressor with a musical 6-band program equalizer                                                                 Autofade function that allows fade-ins or fade-outs from 1−60
 that’s sure to optimize your tracks. The compressor features a minimal signal path design utilizing sealed silver relays                                                              seconds, with a slope that resembles the curve of a console fader.
 for all signal routing and bypass functions. The VT-747sp’s 6-band EQ incorporates the smooth characteristics of an                                                                   Specs: In: 2 x XLR • Out: 2 x XLR • 1 x XLR external key
 all-passive design. It’s an elegant, great-sounding unit.                                                    ONLY $74/mo.                                                                                                                                        ONLY $105/mo.
 Specs: In: 2 x XLR • Out: 2 x XLR
                                                                                        VT747SP                                                        $     00
                                                                                                                    Tube Stereo Compressor...........List 2700
                                                                                                                                                                  $
                                                                                                                                                                      2450    00
                                                                                                                                                                                        GSeriesComp                Stereo Bus Compressor ..................
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              $
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  349500


                                                                                                                                                 EL-8SX Distressor
                                                                                                                                                 Dual-channel Compressor
 Germanium Compressor                                                                                                                            Empirical Labs’ EL-8SX
 FET Compressor with Germanium Amp                                                                                                               Distressor puts some of
 The Chandler Limited® Germanium Compressor brings premium compression                                                                           that “vintage” sound in your
 to the Germanium series. This unit includes an adjustable wet/dry Mix control; Comp                                                             digital recordings by adding
 Curve, which gives different types of “character” to its settings for maximum flexibility;                                                      second- and third-order harmonic distortion. Plus, it offers advanced
 and Clean/Dirty Comp, which ditches harsh-sounding harmonics and leaves the tasty                                                               sidechain EQ, eight unique curves, and provides hundreds of options with just a few
 2nd and 3rd harmonics in for even sweeter sounds. The Germ Comp is virtually devoid                                                             control settings. This unit adds a distinctive “British Mode” — an emulation of the
 of the so-called traditional controls that have been used on compressors for decades.                                                           studio trick of pushing all four buttons in on an 1176, which imparts a very aggressive
 Sure, there’s a ratio knob, but it’s completely set by ear — you just turn the knob until                                                       sound to the signal. The EL-8S Distressor gives you dual-channel
                                                                                                                                                 performance, minus the “British Mode.”                                      ONLY $90/mo.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              $
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  299997
 it sounds right. The Comp Curve setting is handled the same way, using a series of
 Germanium or silicon diodes, resistors, or diode combinations to control the compres-                                                           Specs: In: 2 x XLR • Out: 2 x XLR       ELI8SX            2-chan Comp w/Brit Mode ......List $379900
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    $
 sion curve. The Germanium Compressor lets you “play it by ear” to get great results!                                                                                                    ELI8S             Dual-channel Compressor .........List $300000                270000
 Requires the Chandler Power Supply.
                                                                                                                    ONLY $46/mo.                 EL-8XM Distressor
                                                                                                                $
                                                                                                                    152500
 Specs: In: 1 x XLR • Out: 1 x XLR
                                 GermaniumComp FET Germanium Compressor ....List $168000                                                         Single-channel
                                 ChandlerPS          Chandler Power Supply .......................List $22500           $
                                                                                                                         20597                   Compressor
                                                                                                                                                 Like its dual-channel
                                                                                                                                                 sibling, the EL-8SX (above), the EL-8XM Distressor lets you go from smooth and
                                                                                                                                                 mild to aggressive, “all buttons in” compression. If you record yourself or do a lot
                                                                                                                                                 of single-instrument tracking, then this single-channel model is ideal (and more
                                                                                                                                                 affordable.) It includes all the great features that make Distressors first-call units in
                                                                                                                                                 studios everywhere, while its “British Mode” definitely adds a nice wrinkle. If you prefer
                                                                                                                                                 the “modern classic” character of the original Distressor, then
                               Portico 5043                                                                                                      check out the single-channel EL-8M Distressor.                                 ONLY $46/mo.

                               2-channel Compressor/Limiter Module with                                                                          Specs: In: 2 x XLR • Out: 2 x XLR      ELI8XM             1-ch Distressor w/Brit Mode ...List $179900
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              $
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  153000
                               Independent and Linked Operation Modes                                                                                                                   ELI8M              Single-channel Distressor .........List $150000          $
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     135000
 The mere mention of the name “Neve” conjures up visions of some of the most classic
 consoles and studio gear ever made. It’s good for us that, though Rupert Neve has long                                                          EL7 FATSO Jr.
 been a legend of innovative, great-sounding gear design, he’s far from done! Rupert Neve                                                        Analog Tape
 Designs’ Portico line of signal processors builds on Mr. Neve’s sterling reputation, with                                                       Simulator
 a combination of classic character; unparalleled build quality; and the convenience of
 modern, modular design. Built to handle either tracking or mixing, the Portico 5043                                                             Digital studio owners
 boasts two channels of compression/limiting that can be used independently or linked                                                            want to find a way to make their tracks sound like the classic tracks from their favorite
 in sequence for two decidedly different compression sounds. Neve input and output                                                               artists. Here’s a great way to get there! Empirical Labs’ EL7 FATSO Jr. is a digitally
 transformers are onboard to give your tracks that distinctly British sound, while the                                                           controlled analog device that gives you a distinctively “classic” vibe. This 2-channel
 Portico 5043 remains transparent-sounding enough to be used effectively in practically                                                          processor will musically integrate harmonic frequencies and transients and increase
 any signal chain. Inject some classic flavor into your tracks by adding this compressor                                                         the apparent volume of your tracks without an actual increase in peak volume levels.
 to your rack!                                                                                                                                   FATSO Jr. adds that vintage touch to your digital recording setup!
                                                                                                                    ONLY $60/mo.                 Specs: In: 2 x XLR, 2 x TRS • Out: 2 x XLR, 2 x TRS • sidechain
                                                                                                                $
                                                                                                                    199500
 Specs: In: 2 x XLR, 2 x TRS • Out:                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ONLY $68/mo.
 2 x XLR                                5043CompLimH               2-ch Comp/Limiter .......................
                                                                                                                                                                                        Fatso                                                     $
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Full Analog Tape Simulator .......List 2500   00
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              $
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  225000
1979                       2009
                                                        Visit us online at www.sweetwater.com                                                                                           Preamps & Signal Processing                                                          249
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Dynamics




                                                     C400XL                                                                                                                                   C300
 Dual Gate/Compressor with                                                                                                                          Dual Stereo Gate/Compressor
 Multiband Processing and Analog/Digital I/O                                                                                                        The TC Electronic C300 dual stereo gate/compressor offers an innovative approach to
 TC Electronic’s C400XL dual gate/compressor offers balanced audio and digital I/O;                                                                 compression and gating. This compressor has presets to quickly optimize the unit for
 ultra-fast, click-free gating; high-resolution input and gain-reduction metering; and an                                                           the type of signal — vocals, guitars, drums, etc. — that make dialing in the sound a
 exclusive “Mix” knob that lets you perform parallel processing tasks without requiring                                                             snap. There are also knobs for entering your own settings, with control over threshold,
 complicated routing operations. Get multiband compression and gate/de-ess functions                                                                ratio, and makeup gain. A fourth knob is where the C300 really breaks new ground — a
 — plus the capability to handle analog and digital sources — from one box!                                                                         mix control that allows you to blend the dry signal with the compressed signal. For the
 Specs: In: 2 x XLR• Out: 2 x XLR • Dig I/O: AES • MIDI                                                                                             money, you won’t find a more flexible compressor on the market.
                                                                                                                        ONLY $11/mo.                                                                                                                               ONLY $10/mo.
                                                                                                                        $
                                                                                                                            349       97                                                                                                                           $
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       12997
                                                                                                                                                    Specs: In: 2 x TRS • Out: 2 x TRS
                                                                                                                                                    • S/PDIF
                                                C400XL                                                     $
                                                                      Compressor/Limiter/Gate...........List 395   00
                                                                                                                                                                                           C300TC                                                    $
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Compressor/Limiter/Gate...........List 295       00




                                                                                                                                                                                                                       TLA-50
                                                                                                                                                                                           Tube Leveling Amplifier
 Pro-VLA II                                                                                      MaxCom                                                                                    From the introduction of their breakthrough TLA-100 in
 2-channel Tube Leveling Amp/Compressor                                                          Dual-channel Compressor/Maximizer                                                         the mid-1980s to this versatile and value-priced TLA-50
 Here’s an amazing mastering-quality leveling amp that’s                                         BBE has long been a leader in live sound applications                                     Tube Leveling Amplifier, Summit Audio has proven that
 friendly to any budget! The 2-channel Pro-VLA II uses                                           with their ground-breaking Sonic Maximizers, and                                          they know how to make premium products for the long
 an opto-electronic compression design and a 12AT7 tube                                          they continue to raise the bar in performance and                                         haul. Just running a signal through the TLA-50 without
 in the gain stage. While tube units characteristically let                                      versatility. The MaxCom merges a highly sophisticated                                     any gain reduction offers sonic rewards. It features
 you add tonal character to your mixes, the Pro-VLA II                                           dual-channel compressor/limiter/gate with an onboard                                      sidechain access, stereo linking with another TLA-50,
 also provides very transparent limiting — a must for                                            Sonic Maximizer. The result is a live or recorded mix with                                switchable attack and release times, fully adjustable gain
 pro-level mastering jobs.                                                                       all the clean, clear punch that only a truly professional                                 and gain-reduction control, and accurate VU metering
                                                                                                 dynamics controller can provide. Plus, the Sonic                                          with overload indication. Not only does the TLA-50 do a
 The Pro-VLA II includes a very low-noise toroidal                                                                                                                                         phenomenal job adding polish to individual instruments,
                                                                                                 Maximizer kicks in to add crystalline clarity and air to
 transformer (essential for single-room studios) plus                                                                                                                                      but it also has the ability to bring out high-frequency
                                                                                                 the source material, as well as to reveal rich harmonic
 variable threshold, ratio, and output controls. Great for                                                                                                                                 content in electric guitars (just roll back your volume
                                                                                                 subtleties. No live or studio rack should be without one of
 studio, broadcast, and live applications, the Pro-VLA II is                                                                                                                               control, and you’ll hear it). Not just for the studio, its
                                                                                                 these beauties!
 an incredible value!                                                                                                                                                                      solid construction makes it perfect for live work.
                                                                                                 Specs: In: 2 x XLR, 2 x TRS • Out: 2 x XLR, TRS • sidechain
 Specs: In: 2 x XLR, TS • Out: 2 x XLR, TRS
                                                                                                                                                                                           Specs: In: 1x1/4" TRS, 1 x XLR • Out: 1x1/4" TRS, 1 x XLR • 1/4" TRS
                                                                                                                                                                                           sidechain

                                                                      ONLY $10/mo.                                                                                       ONLY $10/mo.                                                                              ONLY $19/mo.

 ProVLA2           2-ch Leveling Amplifier..............List $37900
                                                                      $
                                                                          29997                  MaxCom                 Dual Comp/Lim/Gate/Mxmzr .....List $32900
                                                                                                                                                                         $
                                                                                                                                                                             19999         TLA50                                                     $
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Tube Leveling Amplifier..............List 695   00
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   $
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       62997
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       COMP16
                                                                                                                                                                                           Mono Compressor with 16 Presets
                                                                                                                                                                                           PreSonus took a practical
                                                                                                                                                                                           approach in designing

 3630                                                                                            S•com 4                                                                                   the amazing COMP16
                                                                                                                                                                                           compressor, giving
 Independent Dual-channel Compressor and Gate                                                    4-channel Compressor/Limiter and                                                          you easy access to
                                                                                                 Expander/Gate                                                                             the features you need
 The Alesis 3630 is a great first compressor. You get two
                                                                                                 The S•com 4 is a compact and versatile single-                                            the most and packing it all into a
 channels of tireless compression for less money than
                                                                                                 rackspace device that provides four channels of dynamics                                  super-compact, incredibly affordable unit! Sixteen
 many single-channel compressors. Ideal for recording,
                                                                                                 processing, with an expander/gate and a compressor/                                       presets have been carefully tailored for a wide
 mixdown, instrument rigs, and sound reinforcement, it
                                                                                                 limiter on each channel. The four channels operate                                        range of applications, giving you great compression settings
 features fully variable threshold, ratio, attack, release,
                                                                                                 independently or in stereo pairs. The expander/gate                                       for guitars, percussion, vocals, keyboards, and more. The
 output level, selectable peak/RMS, and hard- and soft-
                                                                                                 section offers Threshold control and a switch to select                                   COMP16 features balanced (XLR) and unbalanced (1/4")
 knee compression styles. As an independent dual-channel
                                                                                                 either fast or slow release times. On the compressor/                                     inputs and outputs and provides +24dB of headroom and a
 compressor, the 3630 offers separate controls for two
                                                                                                 limiter section, you’ll find variable threshold, ratio, and                               -98dB noise floor. It’s got what you need to instantly improve
 different source signals, making it extremely useful in
                                                                                                 output levels. In attack and release mode, the S•com                                      the sound of your home studio projects!
 any mono or stereo circumstances. Two fully independent                                                                                                                                                                                                           ONLY $10/mo.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       12995
                                                                                                 4 really shines, with its ability to analyze the audio                                    Specs: I/O: XLR, TS
 gates with threshold and rate controls allow you to easily                                                                                                                                                                                                        $
 and efficiently stifle unwanted ambient noise.                                                  input and automatically adjust the attack and release                                     Comp16                                                    $
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Compressor/Limiter ...................List 159   00

                                                                                                 parameters. It’s a fantastic value!
 Specs: In: 2 x XLR, TS • Out: 2 x XLR, TS • sidechain
                                                                                                 Specs: In: 4 x XLR, 4 x TRS • Out: 4 x XLR, 4 x TRS                                      customer RAVES!
                                                                                                                                                                         ONLY $10/mo.          “This was my first time ordering with Sweetwater, and the whole
                                                                      $
                                                                          99     97                                                                                      $
                                                                                                                                                                             169  97           process was pe f y done f o beginning end. Thanks
                                                                                                                                                                                               process was perfectly done from beginning to end. Thanks!”
                                                                                                                                                                                               p ocess     perfectly
                                                                                                                                                                                                           p              from beginning
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  g     g         Thanks!”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   hanks!
 3630              2-ch Compressor/Limiter ...........List $19900                                SCom4                  4-channel Comp/Limiter ............List $28499                                Michael g
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Mich Horgan
                                                                                                                                                                                                   — Mi hael Horgan
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Michae Horg
                                                                                                                                                                                                         hael
250              Preamps & Signal Processing                                                                                                                                         Call us today at (800) 222-4700
                                  Dynamics




                                         ACP88
 8-channel Compressor/Limiter/Gate                                                                                                                                    CL 1B
 Even if you can afford any gate/compressor/limiter on the market, you owe it to yourself                                                     Single-channel Opto-Cell Compressor with Tube Amplifier
 to check out the PreSonus ACP88 — it’s an excellent piece of gear, at the right price.                                                       Most compressors can handle a variety of signals but only really shine on particular
 This 8-channel device gives you total dynamics control for multitrack recording and                                                          instruments or applications. The CL 1B from Tube Tech is one of those few compressors
 live sound reinforcement. Its eight independent compressor/limiters deliver transparent                                                      that can literally do it all. This opto-cell compressor employs a gain-reduction element
 dynamics control, while eight gates seamlessly control unwanted noise and bleed.                                                             that’s controlled by the sidechain amplifier, with both fixed and variable Attack/Release
 The versatile ACP88 can be used for any number of applications: controlling vocals,                                                          time control circuits. The signal then passes through a tube-based push/pull amplifier
 taming drums, protecting speakers, and tightening the low end, all from just two                                                             with up to 30dB of gain. Balanced inputs and outputs, plus a bus selector to link multiple
 rackspaces. You can also use the ACP88’s Link function to join channels, linking                                                             compressors, round out the impressive feature set of the CL 1B. The CL 1B is one of those
 anywhere from two to all eight channels in different configurations.                                                                         boxes that really changes the way you look at dynamics processing.
 Specs:In: 8 x TRS • Out: 8 x TRS • sidechain                                                                                                 Specs: I/O: XLR • sidechain
                                                                                                                          ONLY $27/mo.                                                                                                                               ONLY $90/mo.

                                            ACP88                                                   $
                                                               8-ch Comp/Lim/Gate...............List 1149       00
                                                                                                                          $
                                                                                                                              899        95
                                                                                                                                                                                         CL1B                                                      $
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Opto-cell Compressor ..............List 3300   00
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 $
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     297000


                                                                                                                                      1046


                                                                                                                                                               160A
                                                                                                                                      1066    Single-channel Compressor
                  1046                                                                                                                        The original dbx 160 series was introduced in the mid-1970s, and these units have
                                                                                                                                              remained invaluable to studios and live applications ever since. It’s easy to see why the
 4-channel Compressor/Limiter
                                                                                                                                              dbx 160A is one of the most popular compressors with our customers. It carries the
 Whether it’s for studio recording or live work, the need for multiple channels of                                                            original’s solid construction, foolproof operation, great sound, at-a-glance metering, and
 high-quality, easy-to-use compression is growing rapidly. The dbx 1046 gives you                                                             bulletproof output stage.
 four channels of that “classic” dbx sound in a single rackspace. The 1046 provides
 smooth, classic dbx OverEasy or hard-knee compression that’s perfectly suited for use on                                                     This single-channel compressor/limiter includes OverEasy and hard-knee compression
 individual recording tracks. The PeakStopPlus limiter is ideal for protecting your system                                                    curves; wide-ranging threshold, ratio, and output controls; and TrueRMS level detection,
 from the aggressive peaks that can vaporize valuable speaker drivers. The four channels                                                      for the most natural-sounding dynamics processing available. The 160A’s unique
 can be used independently or linked as stereo pairs, making the 1046 great for use on                                                        “Infinity +” inverse-compression mode is a lifesaver for correcting overbearing vocal
 main speaker outs in a live environment. The 1066 compressor/limiter/gate offers two                                                         choruses and controlling runaway house-mix levels. Its easy-to-read meters are great for
 channels, with the same great compression characteristics as the 1046.                                                                       studio or sound-reinforcement settings.
                                                                                                                              ONLY $16/mo.

                                                                                                                                  52997
                                                                                                                                              Specs: In: 1 x XLR, 1 x TRS • Out: 1 x XLR, 1 x TRS
 Specs: 1046 In: 4 x XLR, 4 x TRS •
 Out: 4 x XLR, 4 x TRS 1066 In: 2 x                                                                                           $                                                                                                                                       ONLY $13/mo.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          42997
 XLR, 2 x TRS • sidechain
                                             1046                                                           $
                                                                    Quad Compressor Limiter ...........List 799      95
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      $
                                             1066                   2-channel Comp/Limiter/Gate.....List $64995                   $
                                                                                                                                  429    97                                                160A                                                        $
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 1-channel Comp/Limiter ............List 649    95




                  166XL                                                                                                                                       266XL
 Dual Compressor/Limiter/Gate                                                                                                                 Dual Compressor/Gate
 Many compressor/limiter/gate units provide less-than-musical compression (coupled                                                            The dbx 266XL compressor/gate has the features you need to handle pro-level
 with gating that swallows transients or cuts off decay and reverb tails), but the 166XL                                                      applications, but it works equally well for volunteers and beginners in house of worship,
 proves that doesn’t have to be the case. This high-performance yet affordable compressor                                                     educational, and small-venue settings. Like the 166XL (left), this unit’s range of settings
 uses superb gate-timing algorithms, so its release characteristics are smooth and                                                            allows it to work more like multiple units than one, making it a great value. Yet, perhaps
 natural. What’s more, it can operate in stereo or dual-mono for added flexibility, and                                                       the most notable benefit of the dbx 266XL — aside from its high performance and
 hard-knee or OverEasy compression algorithms give you extensive sonic power for the                                                          truly affordable price — is its Auto Dynamic circuitry. Beginners can toggle it into Auto
 most demanding of tasks. The overall layout makes it easy for beginners to use, and                                                          mode, and the 266XL will continually adjust its actual attack and release times to best
 there’s even an Auto mode that you can switch to for enabling preset program-dependent                                                       match the program material it’s receiving. In addition, the dbx 266XL can operate in
 attack and release times, delivering that classic dbx sound at the push of a button. In                                                      both stereo and dual-mono modes, and sidechain is supported, as well. And for fast setup
 addition, the dbx 166XL features separate precision LED displays for gain reduction,                                                         times, the dbx 266XL’s gain reduction, compression threshold, and gate threshold each
 compression threshold, and gate threshold, which allows for fast and accurate setup.                                                         have their own precision LED displays.
 Specs: In: 2 x XLR, 2 x TS, 2 x sidechain • Out: 2 x XLR, 2 x TS                                                                             Specs: In: 2 x XLR, 2 x TS, 2 x sidechain • Out: 2 x XLR, 2 x TS


                                                                                                                          ONLY $10/mo.                                                                                                                                ONLY $10/mo.

                                            166XL                                                       $
                                                               Dual Compressor/Limiter ...........List 379      95
                                                                                                                          $
                                                                                                                              259        97                                                266XL                                                       $
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Dual Compressor/Gate ...............List 229   95
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      $
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          14997
1979                      2009
                                              Visit us online at www.sweetwater.com                                                                                   Preamps & Signal Processing                                                                    251
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             EQ

                                       8200
 Massenburg 5-band Parametric EQ
 The 8200 parametric EQ from George Massenburg
 Labs represented a benchmark in quality and func-
 tionality when it was introduced, and it continues to
 be used on countless hit records. Its extraordinary
 resolution and precision enable you to fix problems
 precisely and without artifacts. Want to fix a fret buzz on one note of the guitar? Select one of the 8200’s                                                                      “One of the best, most useful hardware EQs for a studio professional.
 five bands of EQ, boost/cut of ±15dB, and a bandwidth control (Q) from 4 to 0.4, to dial in exactly what                                                                           George Massenburg invented parametric equalization, so is it any
 you want. Want to fix hum in a mix? The GML 8200 is what the best engineers use, and it doesn’t leave the                                                                          surprise that his own version of it is so highly regarded? The 8200
 telltale audible effects of many EQs. The lowest and highest bands can be switched to shelving mode, for                                                                            has a smooth, transparent sound that is great for not only fixing
 “sweetening” rather than problem correction. Requires a 8355 power supply                                                                                                           things in the mix, but also sculpting your sound!”
                                                                                                ONLY $143/mo.

                                                                                                                                     475000
 (sold separately).                                                                                                                                                                   — Jeff Hollman, Sales Engineer, Ext. 1285
                                                                                                                                 $
 Specs: 5-band • In: 2 x XLR • Out: 2 x XLR            GML8200                 2-ch, 5-band Parametric EQ .....List $500000
                                                                                                                                      $
                                                       GML8355                 8200, 8302, 8304 Power Supply ..............            52500


                                      Massive Passive                                                                                                                     Mini Massive
 2-channel 4-band Tube Equalizer                                                                                                      2-channel Mastering EQ
 Manley’s Massive Passive tube                                                                                                        At only 1U high, the Manley
 EQ uses simple passive components                                                                                                    Mini Massive EQ shares
 and exploits their natural                                                                                                           most of the design and
 qualities, rather than forcing                                                                                                       components of the larger Manley Massive Passive, along with a few refinements. Among
 a complex circuit to meet an                                                                                                         the changes are a retooling of the four lowest and highest shelf settings and the addition
 arbitrary clinical or scientific goal. This 2-channel 4-band equalizer uses additional                                               of higher Q bell shapes on the four highest frequency bands. The flexible EQ lets you dial
 highpass and lowpass filters to deliver both the radical EQ sometimes needed for                                                     in anything from fat bottom end to a smooth, airy top end, for nice well-balanced mixes.
 tracking and the subtle shadings required for vocals and mastering. The Massive                                                      For gain, the Mini Massive uses Manley Rapture Amplifiers to achieve impressive gain
 Passive is designed to be a fundamentally different EQ, but it incorporates the best                                                 levels. These boutique-quality amps combine with shunt and series power regulators to
 strengths of Pultecs, choice console EQs, parametrics, and graphics. The difference is                                               provide an extremely low-noise power supply. Mini Massive has a very clean, transparent
 that the Massive delivers twice as much EQ, with half the coloration. It allows huge HF                                              sound, an output transformer bypass switch, and it works well on virtually any source.
 boosts without sibilance problems, as well as fatness without mud.                                                                   Specs: 4-band • In: 2 x XLR, 2 x TRS • Out: 2 x XLR, 2 x TRS
                                                                                                                ONLY $130/mo.                                                                                                                              ONLY $76/mo.
 Specs: 4-band • In: 2 x XLR, 2 x
 TRS • Out: 2 x XLR, 2 x TRS             MassivePassive               St Tube EQ.....List 4800$       00
                                                                                                            $
                                                                                                                4320       00
                                                                                                                                                                                MiniMassive             2-ch Solid-state EQ ........List 2800$    00
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       $
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           252097
                     HM2EQ “The Hammer”
                     3-band, Dual Mono Tube EQ
 A-Designs’ impressive HM2EQ tube                                                                                                     PE 1C
 EQ is affectionately known as “The                                                                                                   Tube Program EQ
 Hammer.” This dual mono, 3-band                                                                                                      Imagine a big studio “dream rack” filled with the most illustrious outboard processing
 EQ is loaded with a warm, musical,                                                                                                   gear out there. You’d certainly find a vintage Pultec EQ among the treasures, right?
 and highly transparent sound with a                                                                                                  Now, Tube Tech helps make your dream rack a reality, with the PE 1C, a Pultec-style
 clean, airy high end.                                                                                                                tube EQ that gives you the sound of a classic. The PE 1C features a low-frequency boost
 A-Designs founder Peter Montessi popped in at Sweetwater recently to let us hear for                                                 and an attenuation-shelving band, as well as a boost and attenuation-peaking band
 ourselves what The Hammer was made of, and to say it was smooth would be a major                                                     with bandwidth control for high frequencies. The PE 1C’s EQ section is totally passive,
 understatement! Whether it’s used on vocals or instruments (it’s amazing on bass guitar,                                             so Tube Tech built in a tube-based push/pull amplifier for making up any gain loss due
 for instance), the sound you get is very round and natural.                                                                          to the EQ. The PE 1C offers vintage vibe, great performance, and — a must for modern
 Specs: 3-band • In: 2 x XLR • Out: 2 x XLR
                                                                                                                                      recordists — rock-solid reliability.
                                                                                                                 ONLY $73/mo.         Specs: In: 1 x XLR • Out: 1 x XLR                                                                                    ONLY $69/mo.

                                          HM2EQ     Dual Mono 3-bnd Tube EQ........List 2695      $    00
                                                                                                            $
                                                                                                                 2425       97
                                                                                                                                                                               PE1C                                                      $
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Passive Program Equalizer .......List 2550      00
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       $
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           229500

                           Portico 5033                                                                                                                      FeQ-50
                           1-channel 5-band EQ                                                                                       1-channel 4-band Tube/Solid-state EQ with Low and High Shelving
                                                                                                                                     The FeQ-50 4-band EQ packs a ton
 Experience Rupert Neve’s
                                                                                                                                     of versatility into a convenient
 signature “sweet and musical” EQ
                                                                                                                                     package. The FeQ-50 features
 sound, with the Portico 5033.
                                                                                                                                     passive circuitry, vacuum
 This high-quality 5-band EQ
                                                                                                                                     tube and solid-state outputs,
 module is a part of Rupert Neve
                                                                                                                                     high-grade build quality, and
 Designs’ Portico Module Series, all featuring designs finely tuned by the master himself.
                                                                                                                                     a remarkably affordable price.
 The Portico 5033 also sports Neve’s custom input and output transformer designs, which
                                                                                                                                     This single-channel passive EQ imparts a characteristically rich sound, thanks to the
 give it that classic Neve console flavor — in fact, you can even bypass the EQ section just
                                                                                                                                     tube and transformerless signal path. The four bands of EQ each have switch-selectable
 to sweeten up a source with a little of that transformer magic. The Portico 5033 includes
                                                                                                                                     frequencies with fully sweepable gain, and Summit Audio included a 30Hz highpass filter
 an external 15V power supply, which you can use to power up two Portico modules at
                                                                                                                                     with 6dB-per-octave roll-off. The FeQ-50 has a total of four outputs, with +4 XLR and -10
 once. Rackmounting kits for mounting one half-rack module or two
                                                                                                                                     TRS tube and +4 XLR and -10 TRS solid-state.
 half-rack modules together are available.                                     ONLY $57/mo.                                                                                                                       ONLY $29/mo.
 Specs: 5-band • In: 1 x XLR • Out:
 1 x XLR
                                         5033FiveEQH     EQ Module......................................
                                                                                                            $
                                                                                                                189500               Specs: 4-band • In: 1 x XLR/TRS •
                                                                                                                                     Out: 2 x XLR, 2 x 1/4 TRS                 FeQ50             1-ch Parametric EQ ...................List $99500
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       $
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           94997
252             Preamps & Signal Processing                                                                                                                     Call us today at (800) 222-4700
                                 EQ



               2231
 31-band 2-channel
 Graphic EQ
 The dbx 2231 is a 2-channel
 31-band graphic EQ with
 Type III noise reduction and                                                                                                                                                                                                                         QF 131
 a limiter built in. The dual-channel 1231 graphic                                     “The 2231 has been in my FOH rack for years. It
                                                                                       handles the road well, and it’s clean and reliable.
 EQ has thirty-one 1/3-octave bands, ISO frequency                                     Use it; you’ll like it!”
 centers, ±12dB input gain range, and switchable
                                                                                        — Tim Harrington, Sales Engineer, Ext. 1395
 40Hz/18dB-per-octave low-cut filters.
 Specs: 2231 31-band @ 1/3-oct • ±15dB • In: 2 x XLR, 2 x TRS,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      QF 215
 barrier strip • Out: 2 x XLR, 2 x TRS, barrier strip 1231 31-band @                                                                        ONLY $16/mo.
 1/3-oct • ±12dB • In: 2 x XLR, 2 x TRS, barrier strip • Out: 2 x XLR, 2
 x TRS, barrier strip                                                      2231            Dual 31-band Graphic EQ...........List $79995
                                                                                                                                            $
                                                                                                                                                52997                           QF 131
                                                                           1231            Dual 31-band Graphic EQ............List $54995       $
                                                                                                                                                    359   97      31-band Graphic Equalizer with Feedback
                                                                                                                                                                  Location System
              231                                                                                                                                                 Peavey’s 31-band QF 131 and dual 15-band QF 215
                                                                                                                                                                  graphic equalizers are ruggedly built with the low-noise
 31-band Graphic
 EQ with 1/3-octave                                                                                                                                               and low-distortion characteristics for which Peavey has
 Equalization                                                                                                                                                     become famous. These workhorse 2U rackmount EQs
                                                                                                                                                                  also include Peavey’s patented FLS (Feeedback Location
 Here are a couple of great                                                                                                                                       System) technology — at the onset of feedback, the FLS
 options for those looking for quality entry-level EQs. The dbx 231 easily lives up to the dbx reputation, at a                                                   system visually indicates which slider you need to adjust
 price point that can find a home in the tightest of budgets. Besides including two 31-band channels of 1/3-                                                      to quelch the feedback, making “ringing out the room”
 octave equalization, the 231 also offers ±6dB or ±12dB boost/cut range, XLR I/O, 20mm faders, 1/4" inputs,                                                       easier than ever.
 nonconductive nylon sliders, and an intuitive user interface with comprehensive output and gain-reduction
 metering. The dbx 131 offers one channel of 31-band EQ that’s about as simple and elegant as it can be. The                                                      Both the QF 131 and the QF 215 have center-detented
 single-channel 131 has 20mm faders, selectable ±6dB or ±12dB boost/cut range, XLR, and 1/4" TRS connectors.                                                      45mm control sliders enclosed in metal, a ±15dB gain
                                                                                                                                            ONLY $10/mo.          control, low-cut filters, +21dBu balanced I/O, and
                                                                                                                                            $
                                                                                                                                                19997
 Specs: 231 graphic • 31-band • 2-ch • 1/3-oct • Range: ± 6dB or ±
 12dB • In: 2 x XLR, TRS • Out: 2 x XLR, TRS • 2U 131 31-band @ 1/3-oct                                                                                           bypass switches. What’s more, all of Peavey’s Q Series
 • ± 6dB or ±12dB • In: 1 x XLR, 1 x TRS • Out: 1 x XLR, 1 x TRS
                                                                           231                                                   $
                                                                                           Dual-channel 31-band EQ ..........List 279 95
                                                                                                                                                                  equalizer filters are set at ISO center frequencies within
                                                                                                                                                $
                                                                           131             Single-channel 31-band EQ ........List $22995         15997            3% accuracy — delivering exceptional value at prices
                                                                                                                                                                  gigging bands and solo musicians can truly afford.
                 215                                                                                                                                              Specs: QF131 31-band • 1/3-oct • +12dB boost/-18dB cut • I/O XLR, TRS
  15-band Graphic                                                                                                                                                 QF214 15-band • 1/3-oct • +12dB boost/-18dB cut • I/O: XLR, TRS
  EQ with 2/3-octave
  Equalization                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ONLY $10/mo.

  Regardless of your budget, the goal boils down to great sound, right? The folks at dbx understand that and came                                                 QF131             31-band Graphic EQ ..................List $29999
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           $
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               19999
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               $
  up with a great 2-channel unit that’s built to do the job!                                                                                                      QF215             Dual 15-band Graphic EQ............List $29999             19999

  The dbx 215 goes far beyond anything else in its price range, giving you pro-caliber results without making a
  pro-level hole in your budget. With a 10Hz-50kHz frequency response, a dynamic range greater than 108dB, and
  selectable ±6dB or ±12dB boost/cut levels, you’ll have the precise control and audio quality that pros expect. The                                             customer RAVES!
                                                                                                                                                                         “From the Sales Engineer to the packaging materials,
  internal toroidal transformers keep noise and hum to a minimum — a must for project studios and live work.
  The 215 offers 2/3-octave frequency bands.                                                                                                                             Sweetwater gives the impression y really appreciate and
                                                                                                                                                                                    g            p       you      y pp
                                                                                                                                            ONLY $10/mo.                 want my business. That’s refreshing in today’s market.”
                                                                                                                                                                         want my business. Th t’s refreshing in t day’’s market ”
                                                                                                                                                                                   usiness. That’s ref shing today
                                                                                                                                                                                      iness That’ fre hi g
                                                                                                                                                                                                t                   y        et.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              t
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ket.
  Specs: graphic • 15 bands • 2 channels • 2/3-oct • Range: ±6 dB or ±
  12dB In: 2 x XLR, 2 x TRS • Out: 2 x XLR, 2 x TRS • 1U                   215            Dual-channel 15-band EQ ..........List $22995
                                                                                                                                            $
                                                                                                                                                15997                          — Brenda Creviston
                                                                                                                                                                                   Brenda Creviston
                                                                                                                                                                                        da evisto
                                                                                                                                                                                        d Creviston




                 PV231EQ
 Dual 31-band Graphic EQ
 The PV231EQ dual 31-band, 1/3-octave
 graphic EQ is a win-win combination of
 proven Peavey features and affordability,
 in a roadworthy 2U rackmountable box.
 The PV215EQ is a single rackspace
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               PV231EQ
 dual 15-band, 2/3-octave graphic EQ
 that’s a simple and affordable solution
 to equalization. Both units allow you to
 select between ±6dB or ±12dB cut or
 boost on frequencies ranging from 20Hz
 to 20kHz. A low-cut filter switch with                                                                                                                                                                                                            PV215EQ
 status LED helps remove rumble from
 open microphones, while the bypass switch with LED indicator is convenient for soundchecks. Whether                                                                                                                             ONLY $10/mo.
 onstage, in the studio, or simply tweaking your home hi-fi system, the PV Series has an EQ for you.                                                           PV231EQ       Dual 31-band Graphic EQ...........List $19999
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                $
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    15999
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       $
 Specs: 231EQ dual 31-band @ 1/3-oct • ±6 or ±12dB • I/O: XLR (bal)215EQ dual 15-band @ 2/3-oct • ±6 or ±12dB • I/O: XLR                                       PV215EQ       Dual 15-band Graphic EQ............List $12999            9999
1979                      2009
                                                 Visit us online at www.sweetwater.com                                                                                      Preamps & Signal Processing                                                             253
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            EQ




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        DEQ830




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    DEQ230

                               DEQ830
 8-channel Digital Equalizer
 The Alesis DEQ830 gives you eight channels of 1/3-octave EQ with superb sonic performance and incredible flexibility. Adjust any of 30 bands on eight discrete channels with the
 press of a button. You’ll get instant slider-style visual feedback, rather than having to squint at a tiny LCD. The DEQ830 includes 50 curve templates and 100 user locations, for getting
 quality results instantly. It’s also incredibly versatile, as it’s capable of handling both live and studio work effectively. Connections include eight balanced 1/4" TRS analog inputs and
 outputs, as well as eight digital channels of ADAT optical I/O. Alternatively, the even more affordable DEQ230 2-channel EQ has the ability to store and recall preset and user-defined
 curves. It also has 25 preset and 25 user-definable recallable curves, as well as a bypass button that affects both channels simultaneously. Both units’ affordable prices makes them
 attractive high-performance choices for any recording or performing musician.                                                                                                     ONLY $15/mo.
 Specs: DEQ830 30-band @ 1/3-oct • In: 8 x TRS • Out: 8 x TRS • Dig I/O: ADAT DEQ230 30-band @ 1/3-oct • ±12dB • In: 2 x TRS • Out: 2 x TRS
                                                                                                                                                                               DEQ830             8-ch 1/3-octave Graphic EQ ....List $59900
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    $
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        49997
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        $
                                                                                                                                                                               DEQ230            2-ch 1/3-octave Graph EQ..........List $34900              32997




 GQX3102
 Dual-channel 31-band
 Graphic EQ
 If you’re traveling with your live
 rig, then you need gear that will last. Ashly’s GQX3102 is built to handle life on the road and designed to be
 extremely quiet without the need for noise reduction. The front panel uses Ashly’s unique “T-Beam” construction,
                                                                                                                                                                                                              HQ-231
                                                                                                                                                                               Graphic EQs with Feedback Detection
 which eliminates interconnections between the faders and the filters, keeping the front panel rigid for years of
 solid service. Internally, the GQX3102 uses double-sided circuit boards with ground-plane design in the filter                                                                The ART HQ-231’s special feedback detection circuits
 sections for improved RFI and electrostatic immunity, further maintaining signal integrity.                                                                                   instantly illuminate the EQ band with the hottest signal,
 Specs: 31-band @ 1/3-oct • ±6 or ±15dB • In: 2 x XLR, 2 x TRS, barrier strip • Out: 2 x XLR, 2 x TRS, barrier strip
                                                                                                                                                                               allowing you to identify a feedback source and make a
                                                                                                                                                         ONLY $20/mo.          quick correction. The HQ-231 has constant-Q filtering
                                                                          GQX3102                                                     $
                                                                                             Dual 31-band EQ .......................List 795   00
                                                                                                                                                         $
                                                                                                                                                             63597             with ISO centers, independent variable highpass and
                                                                                                                                                                               lowpass filters, illuminated detented slide potentiometers,
                                                                                                                                                                               switchable ±6dB or ±12dB boost/cut range, independent
                                                                                                                                                                               level and bypass controls, and EQ output LED metering.

 D•2500                                                                                                                                                                        Specs: 31-band @ 1/3-oct • ±6 or ±12dB • In: 2 x XLR, 2 x TRS, RCA • Out:
                                                                                                                                                                               2 x XLR, 2 x TRS, RCA
 Stereo, 31-band Digital                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ONLY $10/mo.
 Equalizer and Automatic
 Feedback Control
                                                                                                                                                                               HQ231            Dual 31-band Graphic EQ...........List $53900
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    $
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        32997
 Samson’s D·2500 graphic EQ gives you 31 front-panel faders that respond quickly to your touch while visually
 showing you the exact shape of your EQ curve. With 1/3-octave accuracy, you can pinpoint problem frequencies
 and boost or cut up to 12dB. The D·2500 also provides outstanding feedback control, with Samson’s impressive
 Auto Filter Release that monitors feedback and restores frequencies after the problem is gone!
                                                                                                                                                             ONLY $10/mo.
 Specs: 31-band • 20Hz-20kHz • In: 2 x XLR • Out: 2 x XLR
                                                                             D2500              31-band Digital Graphic EQ ........List $31999
                                                                                                                                                             $
                                                                                                                                                                 19997                                         355
                                                                                                                                                                               2-channel Constant-Q Graphic Equalizer
                                                                                                                                                                               ART’s 355 dual-channel 31-band graphic equalizer
                                                                                                                                                                               features constant-Q circuitry with center-frequency
 S•curve 231                                                                                                                                                                   accuracy. The 20mm sliders handle a selectable boost/cut
 Stereo Graphic Equalizer                                                                                                                                                      range of ±6dB or ±12dB, and adjustable highpass and
                                                                                                                                                                               lowpass filters control noise. It offers active balanced and
 The S•curve 231 is a 1/3-octave
                                                                                                                                                                               unbalanced I/O connections, variable input-level control,
 stereo EQ with 31 bands for pinpoint
                                                                                                                                                                               and clip-level indicators. For mono work, try the 351.
 control. It features ±6 or ±12dB faders, front-panel relay-controlled bypass switches, and an 8-segment output
 meter in a 2U chassis. S·curve 231 boasts constant-Q circuitry to greatly reduce phase and intermodulation                                                                    Specs: 355 31-band @ 1/3-oct • ±6 or ±12dB • In: 2 x XLR, 2 x TRS, RCA •
 distortion. Front-panel controls include output level sliders and a low-cut filter, as well as Cut Only, Range, and                                                           Out: 2 x XLR, 2 x TRS, RCA 351 31-band @ 1/3-oct • ±6 or ±12dB • In: 2 x
                                                                                                                                                                               XLR, 2 x TRS, RCA • Out: 2 x XLR, 2 x TRS, RCA
 Bypass switches. The rear panel provides electronically balanced inputs and outputs on 1/4" and                                                                                                                                         ONLY $10/mo.
 XLR connectors.                                                                                            ONLY $10/mo.
                                                                                                                                                                               ART355           Dual 31-band Graphic EQ...........List $29500
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    $
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        18997
 Specs: 31-band @ 1/3-oct • ±6 or ±12dB • In: 2 x XLR, 2 x TRS •
 Out: 2 x XLR, 2 x TRS
                                                                             SCurve231          Dual 31-band Graphic EQ...........List 304$         99
                                                                                                                                                             $
                                                                                                                                                                 229  97       ART351           31-band Graphic EQ ...................List $17900       $
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         11597
254             Preamps & Signal Processing                                                                                                                                    Call us today at (800) 222-4700
                                  Mastering Hardware



 2030
 Dynamic Gain Controller
 The GML 2030 is an incredibly effective yet unobtrusive dynamic-range control
 device for mastering. For critical applications where transparent dynamic control
 and front-panel setting repeatability are a must, the GML 2030 offers unmatched
 performance. The 2030 continues the GML engineering tradition of “zero artifacts,”
 allowing you to get the most out of your mixes without adding any unwanted tonal color. The GML 2030 also gives
 you the ability to link multiple units together for multi-channel operation. Requires two 9015 power supplies.                                                                                                        ONLY $200/mo.

 Specs: In: 2 x XLR • Out: 2 x XLR • sidechain                                                                                                      GML2030                                            $
                                                                                                                                                                      2-ch Mastering Gain Control ...List 700000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   $
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       665000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          $
                                                                                                                                                    GML9015           Pwr Supply-GML 8900/2020 .....List $65000            59500




                                                                                              Variable Mu                                                                                          Master
 Massive Passive                                                                                                                                                                   Mastering Router and Processor
                                                                                              Mastering Version                                                                    Some pieces of gear just pave the way to great tracks,
 Mastering Version                                                                            Stereo Tube Compression/Limiting                                                     and Dangerous Music’s Master is one of those boxes.
 Tube Stereo EQ                                                                               If you’ve ever heard what a Fairchild 670 can do to a mix,                           Connect up your outboard gear and send the final mix
 Taking everything that made the Massive Passive a first-                                     then you’ve got a pretty good idea of what you’re going                              through — thanks to the Master’s “S&M Width” knob,
 call EQ for mix engineers and tweaking it to be ideal for                                    to get from the Variable Mu Mastering Version.                                       you can get into “Sum or Minus” mode to affect just the
 mastering, the Massive Passive Mastering Version                                             When used for compression, you can call up anything                                  hard-panned signals, leaving your center intact. What’s
 uses a true passive design (hence the name) and offers                                       from mild level control to distortion-inducing crushing                              more, you can also take full-on control over the width
 11dB of boost or cut. The filters are custom-tailored for                                    by varying the input and output volumes. Not just for                                of your stereo field. Another handy tool onboard is the
 mastering, as well, allowing more EQ to be used while                                        mastering, this beast can be used at any stage in the mix,                           “Monitor Offset” button. With it, you can match the input
 maintaining a “natural” sound. You’ve truly got to hear                                      thanks to independent control over source levels.                                    and output levels, so you won’t trick your ears listening to
 it to believe it!                                                                            Specs: In 2 x XLR • Out: 2 x XLR
                                                                                                                                                                                   the level difference instead of what’s actually going on.
 Specs: In: 2 x XLR, 2 x TRS • Out: 2 x XLR, 2 x TS                                                                                                                                Specs: In: 2 x stereo XLR • Out: 3 x stereo XLR • 3 x
                                                                   ONLY $162/mo.                                                                           ONLY $135/mo.           stereo XLR insert loops                                                    ONLY $141/mo.

 MPMaster                                            $    00
                   Stereo Tube EQ - Mastering.....List 6000
                                                               $
                                                                   5400           00
                                                                                             VariMuMaster Mast Comp/Limit ................List 5000
                                                                                                                                                $    00
                                                                                                                                                          $
                                                                                                                                                           4500          00
                                                                                                                                                                                   Master              Mastering Summing Mixer .......List 5499  $      00
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              $
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  469997


                                                Finalizer 96K                                                                                                                          Finalizer Express
 24-bit/96kHz Multiband Mastering Processor                                                                                              24-bit/96kHz Multiband Mastering Processor
 The Finalizer 96K increases the clarity and dynamic output of audio tracks, with                                                        Give your mixes that extra “life” and “punch” with TC Electronic’s Finalizer Express.
 premium audio quality. With its 24-bit/96kHz-resolution AD/DA converters, it offers                                                     This powerful mastering tool lets you quickly and easily improve the track’s energy by
 increased dynamic range over its predecessor. Shape your mix with the 5-band EQ and                                                     improving the spectral balance and tightening the bass, ultimately giving you the “gelled
 enhance it with your choice of TC-exclusive processes, including stereo adjust, digital                                                 together” feel of a final CD. With 24-bit/96kHz AD/DA converters and 16- and 20-bit
 radiance generator, and spectral stereo image. Automatic format conversion between                                                      dithering, the Finalizer Express sports AES/EBU,
 AES/EBU, S/PDIF, TOSlink, and ADAT simplifies output.                                                                                   S/PDIF, Optical, TOSlink, and MIDI I/O.
 Specs: 5-band • In: 2 x XLR • Out: 2 x                                                                                                  Specs: In: 2 x XLR • Out: 2 x XLR • Dig I/O: AES/EBU, S/PDIF, ADAT • MIDI I/O
                                                                                                                         ONLY $75/mo.                                                                                                                             ONLY $30/mo.
                                                                                                                     $
                                                                                                                         2499       97                                                                                                                        $
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  99997
 XLR • Dig I/O: AES/EBU, S/PDIF, ADAT,
 word clock
                                            Finalizer96 Dynamic Processor ..................List 2995 $         00
                                                                                                                                                                                   FinalizerExp                                                  $
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Finalizer Express ...........List 1595   00




                       Aural Exciter 204                                                                                                                  882 Sonic Maximizer
 2-channel Exciter with Optical Big Bottom®
                                                                                                                                         High-definition Sound Processor
 For years, professional
 audio engineers                                                                                                                         Virtually any audio source can
 and producers have                                                                                                                      benefit from either the 882i or
 relied on Aphex’s                                                                                                                       the 482i Sonic Maximizer. The
 Aural Exciter® to                                                                                                                       882i is designed for applications that
 brighten up sound. Now, with Aphex’s                                                                                                    require balanced +4dBu input levels,
 Aural Exciter 204, Aphex has brought back the Aural Exciter in an enhanced                                                              while the 482i is built for unbalanced
 2-channel version and has thrown in Optical Big Bottom processing for extra measure!                                                    signals. Both can make your mixes sound bigger or get an individual track to stand out.
 The Exciter extends the high frequencies for greater perceived                                                                          Specs: 882i In: 2 x TRS, 2 x XLR (bal) • Out: 2 x TRS, 2 x XLR balanced 482i I/O: 4x1/4", 4 x                            ONLY $10/mo.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  24999
                                                                                                                                         RCA unbalanced
 loudness, without introducing noise into the audio path due to            ONLY $10/mo.                                                                                                                                                                       $
                                                                                                                                                                                   882i
                                                                                                                          249
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Sonic Maximizer w/ Bal Outs .....List $49900
 increased gain.                                                           $        97                                                                                                                                                                              $
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     17999
 Specs: 2-ch I/O: 2 x XLR                   204                                                           $
                                                                   2-channel Exciter/Enhancer .......List 399   00                                                                 482i                Sonic Maximizer .........................List $29900
1979                      2009
                                                Visit us online at www.sweetwater.com                                             Preamps & Signal Processing                                                          255
                                                                                                                                             Reverb & Multi-FX




                      PCM96
 Digital Reverb/Effects Processor with DAW Automation
 Here’s a great example of “outside-the-box” thinking that benefits those of us who often work “in the box.” The innovative folks at Lexicon paired their formidable expertise in the realm
 of effects with a forward-thinking approach to how they work with your recording system. The PCM96 — their latest processor — takes everything they’ve learned over the years about
 reverb and situates it in prime position to become a powerhouse in the modern production studio. Inside, there are 28 reverb, delay, room, and modulation effects, including the trium-
 phant return of Lexicon’s famed Concert Hall reverb, all handled in pristine 32-bit floating-point processing. For DAW users, the PCM96 easily fits in as a “hardware plug-in,” providing
 classic reverbs and effects at sample rates up to 96kHz, within any AudioUnits or Mac VST host application via FireWire. For those of us dwelling in the analog world, balanced XLR I/O lets
 you incorporate the PCM96 into an analog rig. So, whether you’re working “in the box” with your DAW or prefer a great-sounding, comprehensive hardware solution, the
 answer is right here! The PCM96 is chock-full of the sounds that made Lexicon a legend in the first place.                                                                      ONLY $90/mo.

 Specs: In: 2 x TRS • Out: 2 x TRS • Dig I/O: AES, FireWire, Ethernet • 24-bit/96kHz • word clock • MIDI I/O/T                      PCM96       Digital Reverb/Effects ..............List $349995
                                                                                                                                                                                                         $
                                                                                                                                                                                                             299997
                      MX400
 Dual Stereo Reverb Processor with USB
 The most feature-packed member of the MX family of
 effects processing is the 4-channel MX400, a great effects
 unit that works well in an array of applications. The MX400 (TRS) and the MX400XL (XLR) dual stereo/surround reverb processors bring those quality Lexicon sounds to project
 studios, live sound applications, and surround facilities on a budget. The 4-in/4-out unit combines front-panel design with Lexicon’s USB “hardware plug-in” technology, which
 enables you to control the MX400 exactly as you would any software plug-in (compatible with VST and AU formats) while enjoying the CPU relief that only hardware         ONLY $12/mo.
                                                                                                                                                                          $         97
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 399
 can provide. This is a compact, versatile hardware reverb processor. It’s like getting two processors for the price of one!
 Specs: MX400 In: 4 x TRS • Out: 4 x TRS • MIDI MX400XL In: 4 x XLR • Out: 4 x XLR • MIDI I/O                                        MX400TRS      Dual Stereo Reverb Processor ....List $59995
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 $
                                                                                                                                     MX400XLR      Dual Stereo Reverb Processor .....List $67495                  44997

                      MX300
 2-channel Reverb/Delay Processor
 Many of the outstanding features that made the
 MX400 (above) such a hit can also be found in the
 more affordable MX300, a very versatile multi-effects
 processor from Lexicon. Like its siblings the MX400 and the MX200, the MX300 can function as a VST or AU plug-in inside your DAW, for CPU-free processing. Imagine: you can
 control the MX300 from your computer, just as you would a plug-in, without the sapping consequences of adding effects to multiple tracks. The MX300 can be used just as easily as
 a standalone hardware unit, making it ultra-easy to use in demanding live sound situations. You can program a whole night of presets and dial them up quickly with the dedicated
 program select knob and bright LED display.                                                                                                                            ONLY $10/mo.

 Specs: 99 presets/99 user • In: 2 x TRS, 2 x XLR • Out: 2 x TRS, 2 x XLR • Dig I/O: S/PDIF • MIDI I/O                               MX300       2-ch Effects Processor ...............List $44995
                                                                                                                                                                                                             $
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 29997
                     MX200
 USB Multi-effects Processor with Software Control
 Engineers, producers, and musicians no longer have
 to compromise between the instant control they enjoy
 with plug-in effects and the warm, complex depth of
 a dedicated hardware-based processor. The Lexicon
 MX200 provides a USB interface with an intuitive
 cross-platform VST plug-in window, allowing it to function as a “hardware plug-in” within any VST-compatible workstation. There are 99 carefully crafted factory presets that offer
 stunning reverbs and effects, with an additional 99 programmable slots that allow you to make custom effects from dozens of effects types, including halls; chambers; plates; slap and
 tape-type delays; dbx dynamics algorithms; and such special effects as chorus, flange, tremolo, and rotary.
 Specs: 99 presets/user • 24-bit/48kHz • I/O: 2 x TRS                                                                                                                                                        ONLY $10/mo.

                                                                                                                                     MX200                                                 $
                                                                                                                                                 2-ch Effects Processor ...............List 299     95
                                                                                                                                                                                                             $
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 19997

                               Reverb 2016
 2-channel Reverb Processor with Legendary
 SP2016 Algorithms
 The Eventide Reverb 2016 is a classic reborn! It recreates the algorithms of the legendary 2016 stereo room, room reverb, and high-density plate. All parameters of the original
 effects have been duplicated, but the 2016’s hardware is strictly 21st-century, with 24-bit internal processing and A/D conversion. Digital I/O gives you an all-digital signal path with
 no extra conversion or dithering. The Reverb 2016 also features “new” reverbs with more complex early reflections, higher density, and finer control. The Reverb 2016 interface is
 extremely easy to use and all parameters are easily accessed through Eventide’s signature “one knob, one job” setup. You can store up to 99 of your own presets to keep your favorite
 settings a button push away.                                                                                                                                                   ONLY $60/mo.

 Specs: reverb • 2-ch • 89 presets/99 user • In: 2 x XLR, 2 x TRS • Out: 2 x XLR, 2 x TRS • Dig I/O: S/PDIF, WC • MIDI I/O • 1U      2016        Stereo Reverb Processor ..........List $219500
                                                                                                                                                                                                         $
                                                                                                                                                                                                             199597
256              Preamps & Signal Processing                                                                                                                                        Call us today at (800) 222-4700
                                   Reverb & Multi-FX




 Bricasti Design
              g                          Model 7
 High-resolution Digital Reverb Processor
 Designed by a small team of former Lexicon engineers who were responsible for some of the most famous and sought-after reverbs of all time, the 1U rackmountable Bricasti
 Model 7 stereo reverb processor uses a unique algorithm to generate true stereo versions of classic, hall, plate, room, chamber, and ambient reverbs, which you simply have to hear
 to believe! This unit is loaded with 100 onboard presets/100 user and features 15 parameters per program. The uncluttered control panel includes parameter, preset, and selection
 buttons, as well as a large input-level knob and scroll knob and an easy-to-read display. The Model 7 features DC-coupled analog I/O, fully differential analog and digital sections,
 and a dedicated toroidal transformer-based linear power supply for the analog side.
 Specs: 100 presets/100 user • In: 3 x XLR • Out: 3 x XLR • Dig I/O: AES/EBU • 24-bit/192kHz • MIDI I/O                                                                                                                                                                    ONLY $111/mo.

                                                                                                                                                                                        M7                Digital Reverb ...........................................
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       $
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           369500



                                                                                                                                                                                  Eclipse
                                                                                                                                              2-channel Digital Multi-effects Processor
                                    H8000FW                                                                                                   The Eclipse gives you
 8-channel Ultra-Harmonizer with FireWire I/O                                                                                                                                                    “A great one-stop shop for high-quality FX
                                                                                                                                              massive processing power                            processing, with conversion so good you don’t
 For the last 37 years, Eventide has been designing the most advanced and powerful                                                            at a price that puts it in a                        need a line mixer! The dual-engine setup is
 digital audio effects processors in the industry. Their innovative products have found                                                       more affordable ballpark.                            great for morphing from sound to sound and
 their way into the guitar rigs of rock legends, from Brian May to Frank Zappa to                                                             It offers 24-bit/96kHz                               provides for the delay and reverb tails to ring
 Jimmy Page. The H8000FW unleashes 24-bit/96kHz internal processing to deliver                                                                resolution, ultra-low noise, 90                       through when switching presets.”
 uncompromised sound quality. Stack as many as five stereo effects together to create                                                         of Eventide’s best algorithms,                         — Robert Williams, Sales Engineer, Ext. 1371
 effects you’ve never imagined possible, and manipulate them from either the easy-to-use                                                      and 390 killer presets. The
 front panel or the included software.                                                                                                        Eclipse was designed with musicians in mind, with easy setup and a built-in search
 For post-production work, Eventide provides scores of studio-proven effects. Adding                                                          engine that makes sorting and finding effects simple. The OS allows user-definable
 FireWire to the H8000 makes it even easier than before to add that Ultra-Harmonizer                                                          scales, similar to the H3000. Besides analog I/O, the Eclipse gives you digital I/O with
 shine to your tracks.                                                                                                                        support for AES/EBU, ADAT optical, and S/PDIF optical or coax connections. Word clock
                                                                                                                                              I/O and a MIDI clock output let you use the Eclipse as your master clock!
 Specs: 1,800 presets • In: 4 x XLR, 4 x hi-Z • Out: 4 x XLR • Dig I/O: AES/EBU, S/PDIF, ADAT, word clock • MIDI I/O
                                                                                                                                              Specs: 390 presets • In: 2 x XLR/hi-Z 1/4" • Out: 2 x XLR, 2 x TRS • Dig I/O: AES/EBU, S/PDIF,
                                                                                                                          ONLY $165/mo.       word clock • MIDI I/O                                                                                                        ONLY $60/mo.

                                            H8000FW           Ultra-Harmonizer with FireWire .....List $599500
                                                                                                                     $
                                                                                                                          5495           97
                                                                                                                                                                                        Eclipse            Multi-effects Processor ...........List $299500
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       $
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           199597

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               MidiVerb4

                                                                                                                                                                            MidiVerb 4
                                                                                                                                              Dual-channel Multi-effects Processor with Auto Level Sensing
                                      H7600                                                                                                   The MidiVerb 4’s superb algorithms produce dense natural reverbs, rich choruses,
 2-channel Ultra-Harmonizer                                                                                                                   flangers, delays, pitch effects, and up to three simultaneous multi-effects. Alesis’s
 Eventide’s most powerful stereo processor ever, the H7600 features 1,100 programs                                                            MidiVerb 4 offers 24-bit internal processing and 32 effects algorithms. Its 256 preset
 and a 174-second sampler, for unprecedented stereo effects-processing prowess. It                                                            programs give you plenty to work with, and you can save your favorite edits in 128
 offers a new operating system and new search functionality, providing instant access to                                                      user spaces. You can get even more affordable performance with the MicroVerb 4,
 Eventide’s renowned catalog of effects — a very useful feature for engineers and artists,                                                    NanoVerb, and PicoVerb units.
 both on the road and in the studio. You can create your own distinctive effects by using                                                     Specs: MidiVerb 4 256 presets/128 user • In: 2 x TRS • Out: 2 x TRS • MIDI I/O MicroVerb 4 200 presets/100 user
                                                                                                                                              • In: 2 x TS • Out: 2 x TS • MIDI I/O NanoVerb 16 presets • In: 2 x TRS • Out: 2 x TRS PicoVerb 16 presets • In: 2 x
 the front panel or via the Mac- and PC-friendly software that ships with the H7600. You                                                      TS • Out: 2 x TS
 get an incredible range of reverbs, lush chorus effects, and the kind of stellar pitch-
 changing performance that provides reason enough to keep this unit in your rack. The
 H7600 gives audio professionals a stereo effects processor capable of easily addressing                                                                                                                 MicroVerb4
 any creative application.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ONLY $10/mo.
 Specs: 2-channel • 1,098 presets • In: 2 x XLR, 2 x TS, 1 x hi-Z • Out: 2 x XLR • Dig I/O: AES/EBU, S/PDIF
 • 24-bit/96kHz • MIDI I/O • WC • 2U
                                                                                                                                                                                        MidiVerb4         Signal Processor........................List 299 $     00
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           $
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               19997
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               $
                                                                                                                         ONLY $120/mo.                               NanoVerb4          MicroVerb4        Stereo Digital Reverb w/MIDI .....List $24900                        15997
                                                                                                                         399597
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               $
                                                                                                                     $                                                                  NanoVerb          18-bit Digital FX Processor .........List $13500                      9997
                                            H7600               Ultra-Harmonizer .....................List $449500
                                                                                                                                              PicoVerb
                                                                                                                                                                                        PicoVerb          Digital Multi-effects Unit ..............List $9900                  $ 97
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                89
®
258            Preamps & Signal Processing                                                                                                                                                     Call us today at (800) 222-4700
                                 Reverb & Multi-FX




      Reverb 4000
      Stereo Reverb Processor with System 6000 Reverb Algorithms
      TC Electronic is synonymous with great effects for the studio and the stage. Their rackmounted and standalone products combine premium sound quality with the kind of
      intuitive controls and features you need to get great effects. Here’s a perfect example: at the touch of a button, Reverb 4000 delivers an impressive menu of state-of-the-art
      stereo reverbs — some of TC’s finest! A single-engine version of the System 6000, the Reverb 4000 is a great addition to any mixing console and provides your studio or
      live rig with main reverb, which features a palette of simulated rooms, from natural-sounding spaces to emulations of vintage reverbs and such TC classics as the DVR2,
      VSS4, VSS3, and others. This module also has an extremely easy-to-use interface, for instantly accessing the reverb of your choice — an especially great advantage for live
      situations. The Reverb 4000 offers impressive headroom plus analog I/O and 24-bit/96kHz digital I/O.
      Specs: 134 presets/100 user • In: 2 x XLR • Out: 2 x XLR •
      Dig I/O: AES/EBU, S/PDIF, optical, word clock • MIDI I/O                                                                                                                                                                                                            ONLY $75/mo.

                                                                                                                                                                                              Reverb4000                                                  $
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Digital Reverb.....................List 2995   00
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      $
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          249997


      M3000                                                                                                                                             M2000
      Dual-engine Stereo Reverb with “Wizard” Preset Selection                                                                                          Dual-engine Reverb with 250 Factory Presets
      The M3000 dual-engine stereo reverb has a full menu of signal-processing                                                                          TC Electronic’s M2000 not only gives you a staggering array of reverbs, delays,
      algorithms, including reverb, delay, chorus, flange, tremolo, dynamic EQ, gate, soft                                                              modulation effects, and processing tools, but its dual-engine design also allows you
      compression, and much more. It works fast and is extremely easy to use. Presets can                                                               to run two full effects at the same time. This processor’s powerful DARC chip does
      be edited and stored in RAM or via PCMCIA card slot, and the back panel features                                                                  the job, giving you the flexibility you want while maintaining the sound quality
      inputs for AES/EBU, S/PDIF, TOSlink, ADAT, MIDI, and analog I/O.                                                                                  you need. Like the M3000 (left), this unit features the amazingly useful Recall
                                                                                                                                                        Wizard function to instantly locate the preset you need for any given situation,
      The M3000 might be the best sounding, most versatile, and easiest to use reverb                                                                   while Dynamic Morphing gives you a dramatic new tool to add new dimensions to
      you’ve heard! It’s excellent for studio work, live sound, post production — any                                                                   your tracks. Using this function, you can apply one effect at low volume levels and
      application. It comes loaded with 600 high-grade factory presets. Other features                                                                  another at higher levels, and the Dynamic Morphing function will morph between
      include a “wizard” function that lets you define an application source and size —                                                                 the two as the levels vary.
      then the M3000 suggests presets that best fit your needs!
                                                                                                                                                        This unit gives you 24-bit/48kHz sound quality, 250 factory presets, tap tempo and
      Specs: reverb • 2 ch • 600 presets/300 user • In: 2 x XLR • Out: 2 x XLR • Dig I/O: AES/EBU, S/PDIF, TOSlink, WC
      • 24-bit/48kHz • MIDI I/O • 1U                                                                                                                    MIDI tempo delay presets, and a versatile range of analog and digital I/O.
                                                                                                                                                        Specs: multi-effects • 2 ch • 250 presets/256 user • In: 2 x XLR • Out: 2 x XLR • Dig
                                                                                                                            ONLY $45/mo.                I/O: AES/EBU, S/PDIF • 24-bit/48kHz • MIDI I/O • 1U                                                           ONLY $30/mo.

                                             M3000                                                          $      00
                                                                    Studio Reverb..........................List 1845
                                                                                                                        $
                                                                                                                            1499           97
                                                                                                                                                                                              M2000                                                   $
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Effects Processor .....................List 119500
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      $
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          99997


      D-Two                                                                                         M-One XL                                                                                   M350
      24-bit Delay with Tap Tempo                                                                   Stereo Multi-effects Unit with Digital I/O                                                 Dual-engine Reverb with Software Control
      TC Electronic’s D-Two Multi-Tap Rhythm Delay                                                  The M-One XL employs TC Electronic’s XL reverb                                             A user-friendly dual-engine rack processor, the TC
      boasts a dual-engine processor that allows you                                                technology with new reverb algorithms. You can                                             Electronic M350 is equally suited for live and studio
      to tap in a tempo or a complete rhythmic pattern                                              create any combination of spaces, from wide halls                                          applications. It combines 15 brand-new TC-quality
      and to quantize it instantly, according to a selected                                         with short decays to narrow rooms with long decays.                                        reverbs with 15 multi-purpose effects, including
      subdivision.                                                                                  You can also add incredible delays, wide chorus, or                                        delay, modulation, and compression. Studio
                                                                                                    parametric equalizers. The M-One XL also includes                                          engineers and recording musicians will benefit
      The D-Two also provides six direct-access add-on
                                                                                                    flangers, gates, tremolos, phasers, and more. S/PDIF                                       from the included AU/VST-compatible software
      effects, including spatial, ping pong, reverse,
                                                                                                    digital I/O makes it easy to connect it to your DAW                                        editor, which allows for seamless control and editing
      dynamic delay, chorus, and filter. The standard delay
                                                                                                    or other digital gear. M-One XL reverbs have gone                                          integration with DAW systems. Parameters and
      line of the D-Two is built around a delay line with a
                                                                                                    through a general improvement process, mainly                                              preset recalls may be fully automated or real-time
      feedback loop, giving you a great degree of control
                                                                                                    focusing on the stereo width.                                                              controlled. The M350 delivers high-quality 24-bit
      over your delays.
                                                                                                                                                                                               processing and AD/DA conversion.
      Specs: 50 presets/100 user • In: 2 x TRS • Out: 2 x TRS                                       Specs: 200 presets/100 user • In: 2 x XLR
      • Dig I/O: S/PDIF • MIDI I/O                                                                  • Out: 2 x XLR • Dig I/O: S/PDIF • MIDI I/O                                                Specs: 256 presets/99 user • In: 2 x TRS • Out: 2 x TRS (dual send/
                                                                                                                                                                                               return) • Dig I/O: S/PDIF • MIDI I/O, MIDI clock tempo sync
                                                                          ONLY $15/mo.                                                                                         ONLY $12/mo.                                                                ONLY $10/mo.

      DTwo             Multi-tap Rhythm Delay.............List $69500
                                                                         $
                                                                             49997                  MOneXL                  Multi-effects Processor .............List $49500
                                                                                                                                                                               $
                                                                                                                                                                                   39997       M350               Dual-engine FX Processor..........List $24900
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           $
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               19997
1979                     2009
                                                      Visit us online at www.sweetwater.com                                                                                Preamps & Signal Processing                                                                259
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Reverb & Multi-FX



 Vocalist Live Pro
 Smart Multi-part Vocal
 Harmony and Effects Processor for Keyboardists and Guitarists
 The newest member of the Vocalist Live series is the Vocalist Live Pro. This 1U rackmountable processor works much like its pedalboard-friendly siblings, but adds MIDI
 functionality, so keyboardists can take advantage of this groundbreaking technology, as well. Essentially, the VL Pro analyzes the signal coming from your guitar or MIDI
 keyboard and creates intelligent vocal harmonies — up to 4-part — for stunning live performances. Your virtual backup singers are in key, in pitch, and know exactly what to
 sing every time you change chords!
 With the Vocalist Live Pro, you also get an array of world-class effects to further enhance your vocal sound, including Lexicon-licensed reverbs, pitch correction, compressors,
 and even the ability to tweak the individual genders and styles of the virtual backup singers. Plus, additional features, such as an onboard guitar tuner and footswitch/
 expression pedal jacks assist in even more compelling, dynamic live performances. The Vocalist Live Pro offers 99 presets, so you have plenty of room to store settings for all of
 your band’s most-used songs, with room to spare for your own creations. You can rest your mind knowing that you’ll never run out of space — just plug the Vocalist Live Pro
 into your computer via USB, and you can easily archive, call up, and load any presets you want.
 Specs: 99 presets • guitar effects/vocal harmony/pitch correction • 2-ch • In: 1 x XLR, 1x1/4", 2 x instrument • Out: 2 x XLR, 2x1/4" • Dig Out: S/PDIF • MIDI                                                                                            ONLY $18/mo.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               59997
 I/O • USB •footswitch and exp pedal jacks
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           $
                                                                                                                                                                                   VLPro                  4-pt Effects and Harmony ......List $84995


                                                                                           Vocalist                                                                                   Vocalist VL3D
                                                                                                                                                                            y
                                                                                                                                                        Desktop Vocal Harmony Processor
                                                                                 Live Series                                                            The Vocalist VL3D processor
                                                                                Smart Multi-part Vocal Harmony and
                                                                                                                                                        uses DigiTech’s exclusive
                                                                                 Effects Processor for Guitarists
                                                                                                                                                        MusicIQ technology to analyze
                                                     These incredible Vocalist Live units create                                                        vocals and apply great-sounding
                                                     vocal harmonies by analyzing the guitar                                                            harmonies that suit them per-
 Vocalist Live 4                                     signal according to chord progression and                                                          fectly. You also get great reverb
 structure. The Vocalist Live 4 can produce 3- and 4-part harmonies, while the Vocalist Live                                                            effects, a handy pre-effects
 2 can produce 2-part harmonies. Both can add unison voices, while the Vocalist Live 4 also adds                                                        section, and real-time pitch
 pitch correction to its arsenal. Each features onboard effects, such as reverb, compression, and EQ,                                                   correction, which allows you to
 for polishing your sound, and each boasts an onboard tuner.                                                                                            make changes on the fly. Gender
 Specs: Vocalist Live 4 50 presets • guitar effects/vocal harmony/pitch correction • 2-ch • In: 1                                                       Control gives you the added flexibility of applying very realistic harmonies
 x XLR, 1x1/4", 1 x instrument, 1 x 1/8” • Out: 2 x XLR, 2x1/4", 1 x guitar out Vocalist Live 2 In:                                                     without having to bring in additional vocalists. The Vocalist VL3D’s compact
 1 x XLR, 1x1/4", 1 x instrument • Out: 1 x XLR, 2x1/4", 1 x guitar out
                                                                                                                                                        chassis and clean layout makes it a perfect addition to your desktop rig.
                                                                        ONLY $15/mo.                                                                    Specs: vocal harmony/pitch correction • In: 1 x XLR, 1x1/4" • MIDI

  VL4
                                                                        $
                                                                            49997       Vocalist Live 2                                                                                                                                                    ONLY $10/mo.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               29997
                     4-pt Effects and Harmony .........List $69995
                                                                            $     97                                                                                                                                                                       $
   VL2               Vocal Effects and Harmony .........List $49995             299                                                                                                 VL3D                                                      $
                                                                                                                                                                                                        4-pt Effects and Harmony ..........List 429   95




   MP-VT1
   Portable MP3
   Phrase Trainer
   TASCAM’s MP-VT1
   packs the features
   you need for effective
   phrase training into
   a super-compact                                                                      CD VT2
                                                                                        CD-VT2                                                                                    Vocal Zapper
                                                                                                                                                                                  V
   unit that uses handy                                                                                                                                                           Vocal Eliminator
                                                                                        Vocal/Instrument CD Trainer
   MP3 sound files. You                                                                                                                                                           We were amazed by how well the Vocal Zapper
   get Variable Speed                                                                   The TASCAM CD-VT2 portable CD vocal and musical                                           works — it lets you sing to your favorite music! Ideal
   Audition (which changes the playback speed of a                                      instrument trainer gives vocalists, instrumentalists, and                                 for practice at home, learning in the studio, or just for
   song without affecting its pitch), a voice canceller,                                music educators an amazingly easy way to rehearse and                                     karaoke fun, the Vocal Zapper can be a vocalist’s best
   a balance control between the input source and                                       master phrases and parts. Using VSA (Variable Speed                                       friend. This handy tool can remove vocals from a CD
   the track, and even a built-in metronome! The                                        Audition) technology, you can adjust the speed and                                        or another stereo music source. Regardless of whether
   MP-VT1 can store up to 240 songs and includes USB                                    key of a CD to your liking. The CD-VT2 also includes a                                    the vocals are coming from the center, left, or right
   connectivity for downloading and battery-recharging                                  Vocal/Instrument Canceller, allowing you to play along                                    channel — or even whether they’re from children or
   functions. There are also a convenient external                                      to featured parts with your own vocal or instrument.                                      basses — the Vocal Zapper can track them down and
   microphone input, plus onboard reverb and echo.                                      You also get 10 incredible effects banks!                                                 cut them out, using one of 16 sophisticated algorithms.
   Specs: 240-song cap. • In: 1x1/4" • Out: 1x1/8" TRS • USB                            Specs: 10 presets/10 user • In: 1x1/4" • Out: 2x1/8" TRS
                                                                                                                                                                                  Specs: 16 presets • In: 2 x TS • Out: 2 x TS
                                                                        ONLY $10/mo.                                                                        ONLY $10/mo.

   MPVT1                MP3 Phrase Trainer ...............List $26900
                                                                        $
                                                                            19997      CDVT2          Vocal/Instrument CD Trainer ............List $19900
                                                                                                                                                            $
                                                                                                                                                                15997             VocalZapper Vocal Eliminator ....................List $14900
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           $
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               9997
260             Preamps & Signal Processing                                                                                                                                       Call us today at (800) 222-4700
                                 Reverb & Multi-FX


                                      VoicePro
 24-bit/96kHz Vocal and Effects Processor
 VoicePro integrates a complete suite of voice-optimized
 tools and effects with an easy-to-navigate user interface.
 What separates VoicePro from other signal processors is
 a series of exclusive algorithms created specifically for
 manipulating vocals. First of all, there is TC-Helicon’s
 transparent pitch-shifting algorithm with an 8-octave shift range. The Flextime algorithm preserves the naturalness of a time-stretched voice via independent recognition of voice
 components. You can manipulate and enhance voice character using TC-Helicon’s latest VoiceModeling technology. VoicePro lets you stack tracks by providing four voices of natural-
 sounding doubling or intelligent harmony in an instant. VoicePro also allows you to dial up classic microshifted sounds, including flange and chorus. Standard vocal-processing
 effects include voice-optimized delay with input ducking and tap tempo, reverb, and EQ and dynamics processing. This is one serious audio production tool!               ONLY $90/mo.
 Specs: 250 presets • In: 2 x XLR • Out: 2 x XLR • Dig I/O: 2-in/8-out AES/EBU, word clock, Ethernet • MIDI I/O
                                                                                                                                                                                      VoicePro            Vocal and FX Processor ...........List $349500
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           $
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               299997

                                      VoiceLive2
 Live Vocal Harmony and Effects Processor
                                               TC-Helicon’s
                                               VoiceLive2
                                                                                        VoiceWorksPlus                                                                                VoiceDoubler
                                                                                        Vocal Harmony Processor and Modeler                                                           Live Vocal Overdub Processor with
                                               makes it
                                                                                        Make your vocals the very best they can b,e with the                                          Inflection and FlexTime Controls
                                               easier than
                                                ever to                                 VoiceWorksPlus. This processor has all the stellar                                            It’s been a studio staple for decades: doubling vocals
                                                generate                                features that have made its predecessor, the VoiceWorks                                       adds depth, richness, and presence to any singer’s sound.
                                                great-                                  (below, left), so popular — plus a few new goodies. In                                        Of course, trying to get such exacting results onstage
                                                sounding                                addition to an ultra-quiet, premium-quality Burr Brown-                                       can present a big hurdle for bands (especially in louder
                                                vocal                                   based mic preamp, the VoiceWorksPlus gives you voice                                          environments). It’s one thing to have two band members
 harmonies ri onstage. You can create up to eight
             right                                                                      modeling, updated harmony technology, high-Q band                                             sing the same part, but truly effective vocal doubling is
 harmony voices and control them from your guitar,                                      limiting (for great megaphone effects), and Transducer                                        nearly impossible to duplicate live — unless you have
 MIDI keyboard, or even from your MP3 player. Six effects                               and µMod (micromod) blocks from VoicePro. Both                                                TC-Helicon’s new VoiceDoubler, the first front-of-house
 blocks provide reverb, delay, doubling, pitch-shifting,                                units feature HarmonyHold, which lets you freeze your                                         effects processor to create up to four humanized overdubs
 distortion, and megaphone effects. This sturdy floor-based                             background harmonies while you sing over them, plus                                           in real time.
 unit also includes a digitally controlled mic preamp that                              dozens of presets to edit and store, as well as transparent
                                                                                                                                                                                      VoiceDoubler can also be used to create the “group
 lets you adjust its gain even while you’re singing, and                                pitch correction and quality TC Electronic effects. This is
                                                                                                                                                                                      shout” effect typically used for hip-hop and rap vocals.
 its tone algorithm automatically adjusts EQ, de-essing,                                an amazingly effective and flexible tool for both studio
                                                                                                                                                                                      One VoiceDoubler can be used for each onstage singer, to
 and compression functions for you. VoiceLive2 is a real                                and onstage use, giving even the most improvisational
                                                                                                                                                                                      match recorded vocals and to create virtual choirs.
 performer’s performer!                                                                 singers incredible sonic resources.
                                                                                                                                                                                      Specs: 50 presets, 99 user • In: 2 x XLR • Out: 2 x XLR • Dig I/O: AES/EBU
                                                                                        Specs: 99 presets • In: 1 x XLR, 1 x TS • Out: 2 x TRS • Dig I/O: S/PDIF •
 Specs: 250+ presets • In: 1 x XLR, 2 x TS, 1x1/8" TRS • Out: 2 x XLR, 1 x              MIDI I/O
 TRS, 1 x TS • MIDI I/O

                                                             ONLY $24/mo.                                                                                  ONLY $24/mo.                                                                                        ONLY $15/mo.

 VoiceLive2 Vocal Harmony/FX Processor .....List 945
                                                   $   00
                                                             $
                                                                 799       97            VoiceWorkPls              Vocal and FX Prcessor ....List $99500
                                                                                                                                                           $
                                                                                                                                                               79997                  VoiceDoubler Pro Voice Doubler.............List $124500
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           $
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               49997
                                                                                                                                                                                                Harmony G


                                                                                                                                      VoiceTone Series
                                                                                                                                      Vocal Effects Stompboxes
                                      VoiceWorks                                                                                      The VoiceTone Series provides singers with
 Vocal Harmony, Pitch-correction, Effects Processor with Mic Preamp
                                                                                                                                      intelligent harmony solutions for the live
 TC Electronic and                                                                                                                    stage. The VoiceTone Harmony G and
                                                    “I have a blast in the studio, with the VoiceWorks!
 TC-Helicon have been                                You can add such depth to recordings and                                         VoiceTone Harmony M follow your
 largely responsible for                             performances with this piece, and hitting that                                   guitar chords or MIDI from your keyboard,
 vocalists getting the benefits                       harmony button twice lets you pick out any                                      respectively, to generate instant harmonies.
 of digital technology in recent                       key you want each one of the four harmonies                                    The VoiceTone Correct pedal uses pitch
 years. One of their most                              to follow.”                                                                    correction and tonal/dynamic controls to let
 popular processors is the                              — Forrest Powell, Sales Engineer, Ext. 1235                                                                                           Harmony M
                                                                                                                                      you add studio “sheen” to your live vocals,
 TC-Helicon VoiceWorks. This     s                                                                                                    with EQ, de-essing, pitch correction, and subtle compression.
 impressive processor lets you create multi-voice harmonies, correct pitches transparently,                                           The VoiceTone Create pedal gives you tons of reverb, delay,
 and achieve fat doubling effects. It borrows voice-trained pitch detection and hybrid                                                modulation, and distortion effects, and VoiceTone                                                            Correct
 shifting algorithms from the VoiceOne, to give you the most natural-sounding harmony                                                 Double lets you add vocal doubling, live.
 processing available. Plus, it adds TC-Helicon’s latest trick, HarmonyHold, which lets you                                           Specs: In: 1 x XLR • Out: 2 x XLR
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Create
 freeze your background harmonies while you sing over them. With 100 presets to edit                                                                                                                      ONLY $10/mo.                                                    Double
 and store; a quality preamp; and compression, EQ, delay, and reverbs, your vocals will
 hit the mark!
                                                                                                                                       VTHarmonyG       Vocal Harmony - Guitar......List $39500
                                                                                                                                                                                                          $
                                                                                                                                                                                                              29997
                                                                                                                                                                                                              $
                                                                                                                                       VTHarmonyM Vocal Harmony Unit ....................List $39500           29997
                                                                                                                                                                                                              $
 Specs: harmony • pitch correction • FX • 1-ch • 99 presets • In: 1 x XLR, 1 x TS • Out: 2 x TRS •                                     VTCorrect  Pitch Correction Pedal.................List $34500           24997
 Dig I/O: S/PDIF • MIDI I/O • 1U                                                                             ONLY $15/mo.                                                                                     $
                                                                                                                                                  Vocal Effects Unit .......................List $34500        24997
                                                                                                                 49997
                                                                                                                                       VTCreate
                                                                                                             $                         VTDouble   Vocal Double Unit .......................List $34500        $
                                                                                                                                                                                                               24997
                                           VoiceWorks                                           $
                                                                 Vocal Harmony Processr .....List 595   97
                                    What does a vocalist live for? Sweetwater knows. A
                                    jaw-dropping vocal sound that takes audiences over
                                    the edge. Get that sound instantly with the ultimate
                                    vocal harmony and effects floor processor VoiceLive 2;
                                    more than an upgrade, a vocal revolution.

                                    • Easier than ever




(800) 222-4700 www.sweetwater.com

				
DOCUMENT INFO
Shared By:
Categories:
Tags:
Stats:
views:61
posted:10/13/2011
language:English
pages:36