Studio & Home Studio Pre-amplification

Pre-amplification user reviews

  • Orange Acoustic Pre

    Orange Acoustic Pre - "Organic and Authentic Sounding" has images


    SOUND: The Orange Acoustic Pre is incredibly full-bodied, clear, warm, harmonically rich, organic and with natural compression – unlike many other acoustic preamps that color your sound or add some type of ‘enhanced’ processing.…

  • Behringer Ultragain Pro MIC2200

    Behringer Ultragain Pro MIC2200 - "Good, practical unit for the money "


    I bought this unit to supplement my Positive Grid Bias Mini Guitar Amp. The Bias Mini is an amp modeler. It sounds great but the 'valve sizzle' was missing in the signal chain. The MIC2200 adds sufficient warmth and sizzle that an amp modeler cannot …

  • Sound Skulptor MP573

    Sound Skulptor MP573 - "I love it!!!"


    I use this preamp in my home studio/project studio. As I love great electronic circuitry, I wish I could afford a Neve 1073, but since I can’t I decided to try this API500-format rendition of it. The result is a very good surprise. While I can’t ac…

  • GML 8304

    GML 8304 - "GML 8304 Mic preamps - Gain on a wire"


    I had a Pro Tools LE rig and a DIGI 001. All in the cost was under $1k USD. I could hear deficiencies. I was reviewing gear for Pro Audio Review. I suggested a review of the GML 8304 and got a green light. That was about 1996-1997. After rigorous tes…

  • Headway Music Audio EDB-1

    Headway Music Audio EDB-1 - "Headway Pre amp , any sound you like"


    This is used for double bass and also on occasions mandolin. I would say after experimentation one can control any feedback problems associated with acoustic instruments of all types. The sound is as good as anything else out there and much better t…

  • Art Tube MP Studio V3

    Art Tube MP Studio V3 - "The Art Tube MP Studio V3 for Home Studio Use"


    After having recorded several songs with the Art Tube MP Studio V3, I must say it is a pretty good little piece of equipment. It's audio limiting system works best when recording semi-hot signals. However, there are a couple of reasons I didn't give …

  • Boss DI-1 Direct Box

    Boss DI-1 Direct Box - "Good, but too loud"


    It's a good DI, but the output is really loud compared to other DI's. It works fine to roll off on a normal mixer but some inexpensive preamps on my scarlett 18i8 for example can't handle it's loudness, clipping all the way. The db-switch doesn't hel…

  • Triton Audio FetHead

    Triton Audio FetHead - "Powerful and silent."


    This is an elegant solution to mics that require a lot gain. Device uses phantom power but does NOT pass this on to mics. (A different model is available for mics that require phantom power). Attaching right into the mic your XLR cable goes into the…

  • dbx 286 s

    dbx 286 s - "Not as good as the previous model 286A!"


    Using with RE20, Mackie Mixer, side by side with 286A. New S model sounds harsh and brittle by comparison. Still a good unit for the money, but I am shopping for another good condition 286A to replace it with. Old model was made in USA, the new one…

  • L.R. Baggs Para Acoustic D.I.

    L.R. Baggs Para Acoustic D.I. - "One of the best acoustic guitar preamps, hands down."


    Overview I purchased the L.R. Baggs Para Acoustic DI to make my $200 acoustic guitar sound like an $2000 acoustic guitar in live sound applications, and it gets the job done. I choose this particular unit based on multiple recommendations over the…