Tube Mic Preamps and Channel Strips

Nunes, Tony
January 2008
Mix;Jan2008, Vol. 32 Issue 1, p30
The article discusses changes related to microphone preamplification. All preamps are capable of raising a microphone's weak output to match a line-level input. Every preamplification can be driven to the point of overload or distortion. As amplifiers reach this threshold, various preamp designs react differently. Certain harmonic information proportional to the source is amplified or changed, adding character or color.


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