PreSonus TubePre
+
PreSonus TubePre

TubePre, Tube Pre-amp from PreSonus.

Bear2Beer 01/26/2010

PreSonus TubePre : Bear2Beer's user review

4

  • Like
  • Tweet
  • Submit
  • Email
Preamp tube and transistor with "metering" of the lamp, phase, low cut at 80Hz, atténuatteur. Can be used in active DI. I find it impossible at present to give him a place in my config saw mobile format "bastard" ... The conection is complete, the meter having fun, the pots plastics, and no standby (low voltage lamp ds) or off switch.

UTILIZATION

It can be easier to use: gain and drive.

SOUND QUALITY

The sound ...? For my part, I must change the lamp to give an objective opinion, for now it is a plant to rot sound. He screwed up all the bass tracks (taken on the amp C3000) of a recording session that day when I had cancer of the ears, I did not even notice the headphone of the massacre! But HP, ugly. On a live recording I've used DI for the bass (Fender jazz bass 1974), and cons there he was fabulous in this role, presence, warmth, roundness, soft grain ...
For voice it is nice but not all purpose.
In short, I have not explored all of the tool so it's not advice I can give total:
I deem useful and proper. For the price should not expect to either the Avalon or the upscale brand either!
J'updaterai my mind when I changed the lamp (I'll try Sovtek: thank you internet <img class="smiley" src="/images/audiofanzine/interface/smileys/icon_wink.gif" alt="" /> ) And multiplied its uses.
<strong>Update: I'll try Groove tube 12AX7 12AX7 m r2 or more!</strong>

OVERALL OPINION

I've had almost a year. I do not know the world of lights before him.
What I like is the versatility of use and connectivity of this machine.
What I strongly dislike is the lack of switch and format.
Unbeatable value for money necessarily.
I would do so this election but if I could afford to tell me that I have another preamp tube (a real) for this purpose, and the tube was first dedicated to being a DI for bass. I'm waiting for the light to change back (or not) on this.