A Designs EM-BlueItem ID: EMcardBlue
500 Series Preamp Module with Custom-wound output transformer, Phantom Power, and 20dB Pad
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Add some "Air" to your Studio Sound!The A Designs EM-Blue mic preamp module is part of the company's line of unique modules, each with their own "color" - both sonic and visual. The EM-Blue's custom-wound "Nickel" output transformer gives this module an "airy" vibe that adds a distinctive tonal flavor - useful in any mix. As with all EM Series modules, this preamp card offers quality features, such as a phase switch, 20dB pad, 48V phantom power, aluminum gain knob, and thumb screws for easy install and un-install in the EM-Blue mic pre module.
A Designs EM-Blue Microphone Preamp Module at a Glance:
Part of a colorful line
The A Designs "EM Series" is a twist on their popular Pacifica-based P-1 module. Each color (Silver, Blue, Red, and Gold) has its own sound, which is accomplished by using different custom wound output and input transformers. This gives you a large palette of preamp "coloration" to add to the sound of your favorite microphones or instruments.
The EM-Blue is equipped with a "Nickel" custom wound output transformer. This translates into highs which will produce a much more airy top-end tone than the other modules in the line. Used with a dark-sounding microphone or a alto vocalist, it can produce a truly celestial sound. This pre is also useful for capturing a crisp snare drum sound.
A Designs EM-Blue Microphone Preamp Module Features:
The A Designs EM-Blue microphone preamp module gives your mic some classic tonal color!
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Phillip, Lynwood, IL
Reviewsbased on 1 review
Add Some Top End Sizzle
by Mike K from Austin, TXI saw a description of this pre that recommended using it on snare drums to get a real "crack". Well that is exactly what I was looking for and this preamp delivered! With a SM57, it has just the ... read more [+]right amount of top end to really make the snare pop through, but also really adds some weight to the bottom, so if need a fatter snare sound, it does the job there too.
June 26, 2011
Music Background: drummer, recording engineer, studio owner
I also used this on an acoustic guitar track that needed to cut through the mix and it was perfect for the job, sitting forward but not harsh at all.
As with all the A-Designs products, this is well built and seems like it will last forever. close [-]