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The Langevin Dual Vocal Combo is a 2 channel microphone preamplifier with 2 shelf equalizers plus 2 channels of electro-optical limiters. The combo is the result of suggestions from our customers to combine two of the most popular Langevin products and make the price irresistible, half the price of the VOXBOX® combo in fact, for 2 channels of great sounding all discrete channel strips. Seem interesting? This includes VU meters, individual phantom power, limiter linking and time proven circuitry. This is an ideal box for musicians and engineers on a budget and is equally at home in a big league studio, mobile recording truck, or live gig. It has the reliability, functionality, and the sound without the any of the complexity - the essential features without the "sea of knobs." Easy on the wallet, easy to use. The Mic Preamps are transformer coupled (hand wound by Manley Labs) with 50 dB of gain provided by pure discrete transistor circuits, same as found in the stand-alone Langevin Dual Micpre. 48 volt phantom power can be applied to each input XLR independently and the switches are a locking type to prevent accidents. New to this unit are the front panel 1/4" Direct Instrument inputs. A new little discrete circuit from our tech Paul Fargo gives these inputs an appropriate input impedance (150 kOhms) and provides about 40 dB of gain. The Equalizers are comprised of a low frequency shelf that can be switched to either 40 Hz or 80 Hz and a high frequency shelf that can be set for 8 KHz or 12 KHz. Very tasty choices! These shelves are continuously variable from -10 dB to +10 dB of gain. Of course, the EQ can be completely switched out with the BYPASS switch making it easy to make a choice. The Limiters are the discrete transistor version of the Manley ELOP® Limiter (same as the Langevin stand-alone version). This type of limiter is superb for vocals and a wide range of instruments from basses and guitars to synths and room mics. When it comes to tracking and fast set-ups, the lack of a multitude of controls is a real feature. You can simply set up the Threshold and Gain controls and expect that the limiter will do the right thing without a lot of tweaking. The Limiters have Threshold and (make-up) Gain controls, a Link switch for stereo and a pair of toggles that switch the VU meters to "Gain Reduction" or "Output Level". These are true stereo limiters without the usual problems of left/right matching common to other stereo opto based limiters.

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Who is using Manley gear?

Just wanted to say that Manley makes Langevin and my Dual Vocal Combo is such a cool class act!

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Recording truck

...channels Hardy M-1, Pultec EQP1A, 8 dbx 160VU, 6 UREI LA-4, two 1176, Avalon 2022, Eysia Expressor, 5 Daking mic-pre/EQ, Langevin Dual Vocal Combo, two Manley Enhanced Pultec, Focusrite Red 3, two Vintech X-73, and piles of other cool gear. I still think it's the best way to cut slamming tracks and mixes for...

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Post your "finished" demos here

...RME Babyface. No mics on the guitar or amp speaker. The vocal mic is a Rode Classic II through a Langevin DVC. While I was testing the pickup, I started singing do do do, then I came up with this song for my girlfriend. When I record it properly, I'll post it up for...

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