Tube MP Studio V3 Mic Preamp from ART

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For many years, the little ART microphone preamp, with it’s small but alluring analog VU meter has caught my attention. A tube preamp, analog VU meter and limiter for under $100. That is likely the combo that kept my interest going.

A few nice touches are both TS and XLR (in and out), variable input output and a 20db gain (rather than a 20db pad …these are positive thinking engineers) switch. The prerequisite 48VDC phantom power is present, and you can even switch balanced polarity if needed.

I really liked how the VU meter reacted to the limiter. Speaking of the limiter; it’s not bad at all. This little preamp won’t compete with big players, but it doesn’t have to. The current street price for the Tube MP is $75. Use it for voiceovers, as a DI box or just have some portable fun with your guitar.

Have a listen to the Studio V3 from ART!

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Bula Network – An Audio Story

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Randy is such an audio idiot he refers to mix/minus as PLUS/minus. You should know he’s a hockey guy. In hockey there’s a stat called plus/minus. That explains it. He’s a funny guy, but here’s proof that he’s not an audio pro – and great sound doesn’t require anybody to be a pro!

I think you’ll enjoy his insight and thoughts. Randy can be found at Remarkable Retail.

Meanwhile, on the East coast, Laura and I are readying a few audio-only shows. Until then, we hope you enjoy this cast. Talk soon!

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