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Two microphone preamplifiers compared at Abbey Road Studio 2 - tube and transistor

A post by David Mellor
Saturday July 11, 2015
Tested are the Universal Audio Solo/610 (tube) and the Focusrite ISA One.
Two microphone preamplifiers compared at Abbey Road Studio 2 - tube and transistor

This video shows extracts from a test we made at Abbey Road Studio 2, where we compared two microphone preamplifiers on female vocal. Tested are the Universal Audio Solo/610, which is a vacuum tube preamp, and the Focusrite ISA One, which uses transistors.

Both preamps feature gain and output controls. In theory, using a high gain and low output should give more warmth; low gain and high output should offer a cleaner sound. Listen to the results and decide for yourself...

A post by David Mellor
Saturday July 11, 2015
David Mellor has been creating music and recording in professional and home studios for more than 30 years. This website is all about learning how to improve and have more fun with music and recording. If you enjoy creating music and recording it, then you're definitely in the right place :-)
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