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Four classic ISA preamps with DI inputs and a premium eight-channel A-D converter option.
Focusrite’s ISA mic preamps can be traced back to 1985, when console designer Rupert Neve was asked by Sir George Martin to create new modules for the console at AIR Montserrat. The modules he created included the legendary ISA110, on which all ISA microphone preamps are based. With their characteristic Lundahl LL1538 input transformer, along with one concession to modernity – variable input impedance – ISA mic preamps are very much the same as they were 30 years ago. But today, instead of solely gracing the consoles at AIR, ISA mic pres are at the heart of hundreds of hits made in leading studios and by leading engineers, artists and producers, across the world.
Now in its second generation, the ISA 428 MkII incorporates four of Focusrite’s renowned mic pres in a simple-to-operate 2U enclosure, placing four mic preamps, instrument inputs and line ins at your fingertips. The original Focusrite mic pre was designed to suit the microphones of the time; today’s model makes a small change, adding three additional input impedances to the classic ISA110 setting, allowing you to match any microphone, old or new, and access a wide range of sounds, from the character and warmth of a vintage mic to the clear transparency of a modern design. Or you can experiment and bring out just the qualities you want.
In addition to the mic inputs, there are four front-panel instrument inputs, making the ISA428 MkII ideal for overdubs in the control room with no need for a DI box. On the back: four line inputs and switchable insert points on each channel to allow routing via external signal processors. There’s also a versatile, vintage design variable high-pass filter to control what’s going on at the bass end. And finally… accurate, 6-LED meters to tell you exactly what’s going down. Optionally available for the ISA428 MkII is a precision eight-channel A-D converter with 122dB dynamic range and superb jitter performance – ideal for simple interfacing with your DAW.
A great front end for your DAW with 4 classic preamps based on Mr. Rupert Neve's original ISA 110, plus an optional 8-channels of conversion - all at an amazing price. Order today!
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Comments about Focusrite ISA428 MKII:
Cleaner and slightly warmer than the $300 peramps. I can tell a difference with this and my ART MPA Gold Preamp. Once again, save your money and buy a preamp in this price range instead of the $300-$500 preamps, "you only cry once when you buy the best".
I have used this on lost of different insturments, sounds great on Vocals. Best yet is on electric guitars, SOOO smooth, and DI'ing my bass, WOW on the bass. Very clean on drumset, adds a nice tight deeper sound to the kick drum. you dont get this with the lower end pre's.
Everything you need in a preamp. Wish it had TRS Outputs.
Solid as a rock.
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