The Mic-Pre One is a single channel mic preamp that we originally designed with the home recordist who only needs one input in mind. Because of it’s high performance and robust mechanical design, it has also become first choice of many professionals when doing small remotes. They just throw two or three in a suitcase and off they go!
The Mic-Pre One’s great performance comes from our existing popular Daking designs, the Mic Pre EQ, Mic Pre IV, and console modules. All of these preamps use the same unique preamp circuit which features a Jensen input transformer and a Class “A” discrete transistor preamp with a single sided power supply.
The Mic-Pre One has a freestanding ‘DI-style’ aluminum enclosure, ensuring both strength and noise immunity. It also features:
• 70db of gain
• 20 segment tri color meter with VU and peak indications
• Switchable Polarity
• 20db pad with constant reflected impedance
• Switchable Phantom Power
• Direct 1/4″ instrument input on the front panel.
• Balanced XLR Output
• Balanced 1/4″ TRS output which can be used with unbalanced devices with no deterioration of signal.
In addition, because the home recordist faces challenges that the professional studio owner does not, the Mic-Pre One features a powerful continuously variable high-pass filter with a range of 10-200Hz @ 12db per octave
Big studios have big monitors, good isolation and quiet air conditioning. Also, if you are recording to tape at 30ips, you cannot record below 40Hz.
Small studios usually have small monitors that don’t reproduce very low frequencies well, have little or no isolation and poor ventilation. Modern digital recorders will easily record 10Hz. Because of this, many home recordings are filled with low frequency rubbish that clouds, clutters and takes up space in the mix.
The High Pass Filter in the Mic-Pre One is a powerful tool. The Filter allows the recordist to eliminate unwanted low frequency trash before it enters the signal chain without affecting the program material. This can be a giant step toward making the home record more professional.
I recently purchased a Daking Mic Pre One and I can't get over how awesome this class A pre sounds. Its personally my favorite pre I've used and I've used a ton of pres. I feel like this company and pre are under the radar for some reason but they deserve a lot of...
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Yeah, that makes the most sense to me too. Even though the emulations themselves are probably a set of different IR's, I don't see how it could mess with the fidelity of the emulations in such a bad way. You're just introducing a better quality preamp to the mixture.
So I'm sure a lot of you have heard the name "Daking" floating around this forum. I've been lucky enough to go on a little splurge and add a nice little preamp to my studio. And what a preamp it is.
Ins, Outs, Ups and Downs
Relatively straight forward, it's just a one-channel pre with mic and...
This box has 2 great features. A good peak meter and a very good analog Hpf.
The build quality is superb. It seems that if you throw it high and let it crash, it won't hurt it a bit. The potensiometers are very smooth and of very high quality. The sound you get is very similar to its bigger...
Picking up the Daking Mic Pre One changed my life. As a singer/songwriter that plays every instrument I had been tracking with a Tascam 2488 for years that had HORRIBLE preamps, dull and lifeless. Since 90% of the tracking I do is one instrument or voice/one channel at a time I postulated that...
Awesome Sound, Nice Features, Very Versatile
I've found most mics in general to sound very good with this mic pre. It's quite flat sounding but seems to capture more 12k to 18k of the mics. I don't believe there is actually a peak in the pre there but it just sounds like it captures a bit more top...