Four channels of 1073 style preamps with eq for less than the price of one vintage Neve 1073!
The Vintech Audio 473 features four 1073 microphone preamplifiers with "essential eq" on every channel. We call the high and low shelving eq adjustments "essential" because they really help to enhance certain instruments and impart a certain magic to the sound like a vintage Neve 1073.
Frequency choices are 3.2k and 12k for the highs and 60hz and 220hz on the low shelving but can be special ordered at other practical frequencies. Each channel also offers an input sensitivity adjustment allowing up to 70db of gain, an input impedance switch, a mic-line switch, an instrument input and switches for phantom power, phase reverse and eq on or off.
This unit contains no IC's and no surface mount components, and is made in the USA.
Vintech External PSU is required to power this unit.
The Wunder Audio Wunderbar SE (summing edition) was designed to allow DAW producers, engineers, and musicians the ability to access large format mix topologies while maintaining the speed, flexibility, and automation of your DAW.
This analog console master section features The Wunderbahn, the worlds first desk to come standard with three vintage stereo bus flavors (Neve, API, Wunder) and employs a fully symmetrically balanced discrete summing bus system. The three stereo bus flavors can be infinitely blended to achieve the sonic pallet of your liking.
This desk includes the complete master section, cinema display section and summing busses from the original Wunderbar.
The Wunderbar SE includes the complete master section, cinema display section and summing busses from the original Wunderbar console.
The Neve 1073 was originally launched in 1970, the Neve 1073 Classic soon became the first choice mic preamp for leading producers and artists. Found on some of the most famous recordings of the past 40 years, the big, punchy sound of the 1073 complements any musical genre – from rock to rap to classical. The quality is legendary. Designed and built in England, the modern-day 1073DPX is produced to the exact specifications of the original with matched components to ensure the sound remains true.
The 1073DPX has two channels of Neve 1073 Class A design microphone preamplifiers, each with 3-band EQ (fixed HF plus two switchable bands with cut/boost capability) and high pass filter, adding warmth and depth to recordings, bringing out subtle ambience, maintaining spatial positioning, and capturing a more precise image – embodying, think many engineers and producers, the essence of the genuine Neve sound.
Building on the 1073 classic module features, the 1073DPX introduces extra functionality with integrated DI input, phantom power, selectable Insert feature, level meters, selectable headphone monitoring and I/O connectors on each channel for easy and direct connection of microphones and instruments.
The 19” rack-mount 2U unit includes an external multi-voltage PSU.
The Grimm Audio LS1 is a ground breaking Monitor Loudspeaker that delivers a truly neutral yet detailed reproduction, unidirectional all the way down to 250hz.
A good monitor combines a high degree of accuracy with untrammeled musicality. There aren't many of those around - common wisdom has it that you can have one or the other but never both. The LS1 is the first monitor to prove conventional wisdom wrong.
By integrating top quality digital signal processing, converters and amplifiers in one of the speakers' legs, we were able to apply technical strategies no one had used before. As a consequence, the LS1 is not just a loudspeaker, but a complete audio system that only needs an analog or digital line source to perform.
True accuracy is about getting all the bits in the right place: not losing anything, not adding anything either. The LS1 offers this accuracy, reproducing a truly musical recording accurately, with all beauty intact. At the same time, the LS1 will also reproduce any imperfection, giving you all the information you need to get it right. These qualities make the LS1 an ideal monitor for both mastering and mixing.
Looking at the design, the box is much wider than it is deep, the small (14 litres) sealed box is designed to provide an effective baffle down to around 250Hz. It is suspended between two half cylinders that combat diffractions and function as an integral two-legged floor stand. An 8” magnesium woofer and a 1” dome tweeter divide the work between them. Smart use of DSP linearizes the frequency response and allows for a controlled bass response down to 35 Hz.
Housed in one of the two legs are a 48/76-bit DSP, digital I/O, AD/DA, the same clock circuit as our CC1 master clock and the drive electronics, encompassing two 180W Class D power amplifiers of the groundbreaking Hypex NCore type.
The concept of the LS1 draws maximum benefit from intelligent application of DSP technology. An IIR crossover imposes exact LR4 acoustic slopes crossing at 1550Hz, and the phase is subsequently corrected using an idealised inverted all-pass filter, resulting in a maximally linear phase response without any pre-echo’s. This removes the “digital loudspeaker sound signature” typical of the more ubiquitous impulse inverted FIR designs.
Despite their compact size, the floor standing speakers are clearly intended as main monitors in mastering studios and mixing rooms that have space to put free-standing speakers. The DSP controlled analog subwoofer output allows for easy integration with stereo subwoofers, for those that need high SPL performance below 40 Hz. By selecting our LS1s subwoofer, perfect integration with the main system is obtained, effectively turning the LS1 into a threeway system.
The Wunder Audio CM7 FET Microphone is a faithfull re-creation of the U47 FET Mic, a phantom powered version of the U47 originally released in 1969. The circuit was quite desirable, using transistors creating a very robust sound. The Fet mic has since obtained a legendary status being the most preferred mic in obtaining larger-than-life Kick and Bass tracks as well as thick and full vocals. The U47 Fet is now becoming as sought after as the U47.
Employing the exact replica of the original grille is one of the key aspects of achieving the correct performance of this mic.
The CM7 Fet Package includes:
CM7 FET Microphone, K47 Dual Membrane Capsule, Plush Oak Microphone Box, Historic Shock-mount, and 1-year warranty.
The Avenson Audio STO-2 are small diaphragm omni directional condenser microphones that are sold as matched pairs and come in a beautifully crafted wooden case.
The Avenson STO-2 works just like a pressure transducer. So do your ears. No Coincidence. Brad Avenson started out looking for a natural sounding mic and this is what we came up with.
Sold in matched pairs, (two ears right?) the STO-2's are perfect for capturing a very natural sound and work perfectly for instruments that need no flattery. With a matched pair, stereo is no problem – Jecklin disk or spaced pair – it will sound like you are standing there.
Made in the USA from solid aluminum, the mics are built to withstand the rigors of the studio or the road. At only 5? long and 1? around they are easy to position and fit in standard mic clips.
The STO-2''s are a good choice for recording piano, guitars, drums, percussion and many other instruments. Highly recommended!!
The Kush Audio Tweaker is an exteremly flexible single channel compressor. The Tweaker has taken 4 years in the making and according to its designer there isn't a style of compression it can't do masterfully – clean, gritty, subdued, hammered, whatever. Tape Op agrees, saying its extreme versatility makes it "a musical instrument in its own right." Things sound better just running through it, warmer, more organic.
Tweaker is an entirely new animal, and the controls let you cop the best tricks from other smashboxes such as API 2500, Valley Dynamite, LA2A, Tape, and of course transparent compression. While the Tweaker can emulate these types of compressors it also lets you go way beyond. While it’s a bit cliché, it’s also true: some tools are only limited by your imagination; Tweaker is one such tool. The Tweaker features some unusual controls that no other analog hardware compressor has, and stretched the range of the more common controls to new extremes.
The Kush Tweaker features an external sidechain input aswell as a stereo link for connecting two Tweakers together with one unit controlling the other.
The Trio 6 Be is the latest active three-way speaker from Focal, the Trio6 has a 1” tweeter, a 5” woofer, and an 8” subwoofer. Yet, switching to FOCUS mode reconfigures Trio6 Be as two-way monitor. This feature essentially gives you the same kind of perspective as using two pairs of monitors.
The Trio6 Be was designed to meet the standards of the most demanding engineers. This dual monitor is the new reference in its price range owing to its extreme neutrality, its precise stereophonic imaging, and its ability to resolve the most minute sonic details, while its Class G amplifiers deliver SPL levels to suit all musical styles.
When utilised to its full potential, the Beryllium tweeter reaches up to 40kHz and the 8” subwoofer extends low frequencies down to 35Hz. This offers engineers complete control of the audio signal.
The 8” W composite sandwich cone subwoofer is complemented by its large port integrated into the front baffle, making it easy to position the monitor near the front wall without saturating the ports and maintaining excellent low-frequency linearity. Its large front port guaranties consistent performance regardless of SPL levels. It also allows a positioning closed to a wall without wall boost effect, allowing an easy integration even in small rooms.
The 5"W composite sandwich cone woofer is installed in an isolated chamber within the cabinet that prevents the sympathetic activation of its other speakers while optimising its acoustic performance. Two front-facing ports provide bass reflex, enabling the woofer to perform identically in both two-way (90Hz – 2.5kHz) and three-way (250Hz – 2.5kHz) configurations. The 1” pure Beryllium inverted dome tweeter provides numerous advantages, including wide dispersion, amazing frequency response linearity, quick dynamics, and unrivaled impulse response.
When used as a two-way speaker, Trio6 Be employs only the 5” woofer and the tweeter, limiting frequencies to between 90Hz and 20kHz. This configuration provides the perfect compromise when checking the quality of the mix for playback systems with limited frequency response, such as TVs, PCs, cars, and portable speaker systems. The frequency response curve of the two-way configuration is identical, though less extended, to its three-way curve, allowing for a perfect comparison that preserves the stereo image. Focusing on this critical middle frequency range facilitates a good mix and enables the engineer to ensure that the levels are just right. A footswitch (not included) activates this configuration remotely from the listening position.