Awesome Preamp for the Cash!!Your microphone preamplifier is a CRITICAL part of your sound!! And if you're trying to decide between a tube preamp (love the color) or a solid-state preamp (works great with tube mics), well... we've got just the pick for you. Check out Studio Projects' VTB1. It's a single-channel mic pre that gets awesome reviews from home recordists who get their hands on it. Why? Well, you can blend a tube preamp sound in with a solid-state sound, so you get the right amount of "warmth" for whatever project you've got in front of you. That way, you don't get locked into just one "color"... you've got options. And options are good.
You'll dig the Studio Projects VTB1 whenever you're recording vocals... or miking anything, really. But don't forget about that slim 1/4" hi-Z input on the front there. It works as a DI for your acoustic guitars, bass guitar... what-have-you. Sweet way to get better tone and an overall more pro sound outta your favorite axe. And when you think about that tube blend feature, you can go ahead and drive that tube to get a beautifully nasty overdriven tone for your recordings... a bass favorite.
If you've got a set amount of cash to spend on your studio, this is an investment that's going to pay YOU back in quality, probably from the first time you plug in and get going. Don't use stock preamps - you know better. Get something made for the job, like the Studio Projects VTB1.
Studio Projects VTB1 Features at a Glance:
- 48 Volt Phantom Power
- Phase Reverse
- Variable Input Gain Control On Detented Pot
- 1/4" D.I. Jack On Front Panel
- High Pass Filter
- Descrete Solid State Class A/B Design
- Mic/Line Switch
- VariableTube Blend On Detented Pot
- Meter Read Select Between Input and Output level
- Switchable Impedance between 50/200 Ohm
- 5 position LED metering
- XLR mic input
- Balanced outputs on XLR and 1/4"
- External AC Power Supply For extreme Low Noise Operation
- Output Gain Control On Detented Pot