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ART Voice Channel Tube Mic Preamp

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The all-in-one input solution for analog or digital recording.

The ART VoiceChannel is the answer to your recording and computer audio interface needs. Built to provide the ideal all-in-one input solution for analog or digital recording, the ART VoiceChannel is a true second-generation discrete Class-A microphone preamp capable of providing clean quiet gain while maintaining incredible transparency. An integrated fully variable powerful dynamics processor subtly controls transients and noise of the most demanding sources while the VoiceChannel's semi-parametric EQ offers wide tunability. For added versatility the EQ can be patched before or after the dynamics processor while separate insertion jacks allow you quick quiet in-line connectivity to external signal processing gear immediately after the mic pre-amp, before the EQ and dynamics processor in the signal path. Another insert patch point exists just before the A/D converters. Choose between a wide range of outputs including balanced analog output, 44.1 KHz to 192 KHz AES/EBU, S/PDIF, ADAT and USB. Both analog and digital meters provide a detailed indication of audio levels.

FEATURES
Ideal input solution for any recording application
Tube microphone preamplifier with selectable plate voltage and variable Input impedance
Exceptional warmth and definition from proven ART tube preamp design
Smooth musical-sounding dynamics control including Compressor, Expander, De-Esser, Gate
Powerful parametric EQ selectable pre- or post-compressor in signal path
Flexible digital connectivity including ADAT Lite-pipe, AES/EBU, S/PDIF, TOSLink digital output
USB direct-connect to computer or laptop

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SPECIFICATIONS
Preamp
Microphone Gain: 0 dB to +60 dB
Instrument Gain: +3 dB to +40 dB

EQ
Boost/Cut: +12 dB on each band
Low Freq. Tuning: 50/150 Hz Selectable
MID 1 Freq. Tuning: 100 Hz to 3kHz continuously variable
MID 2 Freq. Tuning: 500 Hz to 15kHz continuously variable
High Freq. Tuning: 5K/15kHz Selectable

Compressor/Limiter
Attack Time: 250 uSec. to 100 mSec
Release Time: 100 mSec to 3 Sec.
De-esser Tuning: .5 KHz to 15 KHz continuously variable
Compression Ratio: 1:1 to 20:1
Expander Slope: 1:1.5

Frequency Response
Analog In to Analog Out 12 Hz to 100kHz +0, -1 dB
Analog In to Digital Out. 12 Hz to 20kz +0, -1 dB @ 44.1kHz sample rate.
16 Hz to 42kHz +0, -1 dB @ 96kHz

THD
1kHz < .015% typical
20 to 20kHz < .033% typical

Equivalent Input Noise
Mic/Line -130 dBu, Input shorted, Max gain, "A" weighted
Instrument -105 dBu, Input shorted, Max gain, "A" weighted

Digital section
Wordclock Range 30kHz to 204kHz
Sample Rates 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176kHz, 192kHz

USB Minimum System Requirements USB 1.1 compliant, Windows 98SE or newer, Mac OS 9.1 or newer
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ARTVoice Channel Tube Mic Preamp
 
5.0

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5.0

Very Stable, Very Musical

By Fly Away Studios

from Kansas

Comments about ART Voice Channel Tube Mic Preamp:

I'm a professional mixing engineer. I just recently recieved my new voice channel and the I/O features on this thing are amazing for the price. The sound is very clean, very defined. I also love the post /pre EQ option, It's very musical sounding. Just a little thing I kinda hoped that the eq gain knobs would have the "clicking" feature that the input and output knobs have but the lines that are drawn on the black faceplate are pretty accurate so no big problem there. Overall this is a very stable, very musical unit, extremly condusive to the tracking process. I use an Avantone CV-12 mic with this pre and the marrige with these two are Perfect~

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

ART Voice Channel

By stratman68

from USA, VA

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Comments about ART Voice Channel Tube Mic Preamp:

Great Product. I have been using this unit for my vocals and acoustic guitar and it really helps in recording very pristine and crisp tracks. I would certainly recommend this product to anyone looking to enhance their recording projects.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A GREAT PREAMP FOR GREAT PRICE

By D.O.T

from Mississauga

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Comments about ART Voice Channel Tube Mic Preamp:

After using pro channel I switched to voice channel, great, compressor, deesser,equalizer and a great optical feature, double outputs one preamp output and another "clear" analog output. USB support (haven't used it yet)might be something new in this field. What they're charging for this thing is a great price. Probably the best preamp in this price range

 
5.0

So fantastic I'm buying 7 more.

By UnderxThexRadar

from Canada

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Amazing Sound
  • Clear Sound
  • Impedence Selection
  • Powerful
  • Professional Functions
  • Tone Shaping
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about ART Voice Channel Tube Mic Preamp:

    This channel strip is incredible. First of all the preamp is excellent. EXCELLENT. It's clear and powerful and gets dirty enough if you want it to but no more than what would be musical. Gain staging all the way through is fantastic.

    If you believe that this unit is for "Home Studio" use only you're incredibly naive or you've bought into the idea that good quality only comes from expensive gear. Not true.

    Not only is the preamp beautiful, but the De-Esser is simply one of the best I've ever used. I dont care how sibilant the singer is, i can find the frequency and kill it fast with this thing.

    Compression is excellent and variable. It does exactly what it needs to.

    Gate and Expander are awesome for less than perfect spaces.

    One of the great features no one talks about is Impedence selection. This is especially great if you're using ribbon mics.

    Let me say this.. the unit is AWESOME. Not awesome for a cheap unit, but AWESOME. I need to expand my gear and rather than go out and spend $4000 on some boutique preamp which will give me plenty of channels but less features, I'm going to buy 7 more of these. 8 channels each with an awesome preamp, compressor, EQ, Expander/Gate, De-Esser. all for the price of a boutique preamp which wont give me half of the features.

    One thing I REALLY love about this unit is that the vocalists respond well to it. It's musical and natural and across the board, people prefer singing into this without worrying about backing off or second guessing their takes. This speeds up my work flow and gets better results than what I was using before.

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