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ISA 430 MKII, Solid-State Pre-amp from Focusrite in the ISA series.


3 user reviews
Prices starting at $2,160 Prix moyen : $2,160

Focusrite ISA 430 MKII tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Focusrite
  • Model: ISA 430 MKII
  • Series: ISA
  • Category: Solid-State Pre-amps
  • Added in our database on: 11/03/2003

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Focusrite ISA 430 MKII user reviews

Average Score:3.3( 3.3/5 based on 3 reviews )
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U-FLYstudio02/17/2006

U-FLYstudio's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Focusrite ISA 430 MKII
- Microphone preamp
- Pre amp line
- Enter instrument
- Selector of INPED, Fashion ISA 110, 48V, phase
- High-cut filter and low cut
- 4-band EQ for the ISA 110 (2 parametric bands and two shelve bass and treble)
- Compressor complete with vintage fashion
- Complete with hysteresis Gate
- Esser
- Optional 24/192 converter
- Switch for each function, bypass general treatment,
- Given the choice meters: For input levels, levels 1 and 2 indsert or compressor GR
- A series of diodes for levels of input and output

UTILIZATION

Very easy to use and very complete range of possible routing and side chain processing,
Eq soft and somewhat incisive

SOUND QUALITY

- Pre Amp extremely quiet, smooth and dynamic, but rather poor for the price,
- Suptilitées the sound between the different choice of impedances remain soft in terms of color change,
- Probably one of the best 3 or 4 EQ on the market with API and NEVE, (it is here that the famous ISA 110 made from a personal order of Sir George Martin)
- A compressor honest but not fabulous, nothing to roll over as soon as we add a little line, better than the very bad series "VoicemasterPro" very poor range of platinum
- In manual mode, the compressor is Qualibre
- A good esser
- A gate relatively useless!, But hey why not!

OVERALL OPINION

I think the 430 MKII is one of the machine "Voicebox" modern and best located in the market, not too expensive in terms of performance,
extremely clean and precise, perhaps even too much, he lacks a bit of heat and power in the sound compared to a slice API example!
compared it with an Amek Neve CIB, as the pre amp and comp mode of the MM & amek are much more powerful, but Eq Isa is the best!
So in fact it is better to buy a neve Amek DMCL with a double Eq Focusrite RED!

Arnaud Houpert
Sound Technician
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Guehlwin05/27/2008

Guehlwin's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Focusrite ISA 430 MKII
- Pre-amp microphone
- Pre amp line
- Instrument input
- Selector of INPED, air mode, 48V, phase
- High-cut filter and low cut
- 4-band EQ for the ISA 110 (2 parametric bands and two Baxendale bass and treble)
- Compressor with three vintage fashion comp / Limit Vintage / classic comp
- Gate with hysteresis
- Esser
- Optional 24/192 converter
- Switch for each function, bypass general treatment,
- Given the choice meters: For input levels, levels 1 and 2 indsert or compressor GR
- A series of diodes for levels of input and output
Use

UTILIZATION

+ Sign clear and easy to use, nice routing
Generates small-clips have changed when the frequency of filter.

SOUND QUALITY

It is quite effective the preamp impedance very easy to set up the more the more brilliant and c is the function that goes up the air only in the high impedance spectrum c is really the only highlight of this machine (the preamp).
-Eq works well when were not at the famous Buzz 50hrz, but still quite cold.
It works well in mono compressor but beware linkage for stereo and do not stick pence a mix in general.
-Sa would be nice if all c Focusrite calibrated machine is the same way ....
because these two aillant ISA430MkII I said what can not be calibrated.
Finally, especially not to make digital options in under risk of big big problems.

(I would put a score of 6 for the preamp, but for the rest hula without comment)

OVERALL OPINION

It sounds a lot but when its march to a ton of design flaws that there are over j orient more to the choice of another brand.

the ISA110 and a very good machine but I would say not as much n the ISA430MkII
thank you to China to any gadget pure light ...

A good machine is a machine that has a single utility.
and after I had the ISA430MkII remake the error never buy a machine all in one because blah blah blah
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Hallyd04/03/2011

Hallyd's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Focusrite ISA 430 MKII
- Pre-amp microphone
- Pre amp line
- Instrument input
- Impedance switch, air mode, 48V, phase
- Top notch filter and low cut
- 4-band EQ for the ISA 110 (2 parametric bands and two Baxendale bass and treble)
- Compressor with three vintage fashion comp / Limit Vintage / classic comp
- Gate with Hysteresis
- Esser
- Optional 24/192 converter
- Switch for each function, bypass general treatment,
- Seen in meters choice for entry level, levels 1 and 2 or indsert GR compressor

UTILIZATION

I just offer it, I do not have a room or studio, but I'm doing rehearsals for I Am "singer" not super pro but I defend myself!

I bought this machine primarily for live!

Then: The editing sounds and effects is easy? Well, I'd say it's still as complex machine, but after a few hours it seems a little simpler!

SOUND QUALITY

Before you buy Isa 430 I worked on TL Audio preamp as the 5060 and I like the Eq 5013.Certain tell the lights to make it live anything (fragility, not intended for ...) Ben with these two machines I was really the sound I was looking for! magnifique.Mais really good this is just my opinion.

Then Isa??
1) The pre-amp sounds very good although a little froid.Mais it's not good lamps

2) The compressor is in manual mode for me use.The very lim Vintage and are of no interest to me!

3) The EQ dépard, large galley in order to find its correct, I can connect my 5013 and set the TL Isa (I am not saying that Eq is bad, but the color tone is a little too "MID" for me and my voice is not too TOP.M after several hours of tinkering bin is ok and it sounds great! But again I think its a bit cold!
But this is very very accurate Eq I would add, too! This probably explains the fact that I have a little trouble with!

4) The gate and esser me personally I do not use pas.Enfin yet, so no opinion!

I think when I speak the beast I'll be at paradis.Car for me in this price range are no longer talking about good or mauvais.Mais taste, we like that sound color or not!


OVERALL OPINION

I think that like all machines of that price should definitely try before you buy and do not rely on this kind of advice is the best machine or it's a big scam business, it's crap ... There is only you who can judge what you agree or not, do not listen with the ears of another, but with yours!

For me it's a good machine as well as my TL Audio although for the moment I still prefer the ISA!

But I will probably change their mind when I had the opportunity to test it in real life "Live"
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