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The Thermionic Culture Rooster is a dual channel Valve microphone preamp and equalizer. The unit is 2u high 19" rack format. It has an unbalanced DI input on th front and XLR input for microphone and line level on the back. A custom 1.2kΩ impedance input Sowter audio transformer feeds an ECC81/12AT7 tube on the preamp, the EQ is designed for sweetening, not surgical reconstruction. It has a basslift at 50 Hz, a switchable mid-high lift at 2.5 KHz Bandpass, 4 KHz Bandpass or 7 KHz Shelving. There's a seperate mid-cut at 700 Hz. There's also a six postion bass cut swich and a lowpass fllter. The "attitiude" circuit uses a 5725 tube to create distortion effects. The output stage is based on a ECF80 tube.


Black Rooster Audio releases the VPRE-73

I really like how Black Rooster does transformer and gain stage modeling. Looking forward to checking it out. kfhkh

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Dancefair 2018 Gear Thread the entrance) was the Joystick Audio one. They had some slutty outboard in a rack there: Cranesong IBIS mastering equalizer Thermionic Rooster Slate Pro Audio Dragon compressor Unity Audio LTD Lisson Grove Type AR-1 And a very nice SSL XL desk (with plenty of API 500 series slots) Thermionic Culture Phoenix Prism Sound Titan converter A new product: The On The...

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Help me pick preamps for rock drums!

Your initial thinking seems cool to me as a starting point. If it were me personally I'd also try the Great Rivers on OH, and the Thermionic Culture, too. Not a given at all that you'll prefer the clean Grace pre's on OH, and also not a given the Great River and Thermionic Culture would...

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