Great River ME-1NVItem ID: ME1NV
Mono Mic Preamp with 20Hz-75kHz Frequency Response, 70dB Gain, and hi-Z Input
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Classic "Tunable" Vintage Sound with Modern Sonic FidelityThe ME-1NV is a single channel mic preamp that is designed to take the classic sound of the all-time studio-standard 1073 preamp and bring it to a new level of modern sonic fiedelity. Does it meet its design goals? Absolutely, with accuracy, transparency and vintage "tunable" sound! The circuitry allows for brilliant transformer saturation or the soft distortions of a single-ended amplifier. Extreme pushing of the unit will augment the sound of electric guitars, sound modules, and drums to add vitality, presence, and real punch.
The Great River ME-1NV features iron in the signal path for that big vintage sound. Its no-latency output monitoring provides a buffered sound feed to your DAW workstation. The ME-1NV's hi-Z input is ideal to shape the sound for bass, electric guitar, and sound modules. Dual metering provides visual monitoring of gain staging. The ultra-quiet noise floor delivers "stealth" performance for rich, textured vocal sounds. The Great River MP-2NV is a stereo version of the ME-1NV that will add an enhanced image to your recordings. The Great River ME-1NV also has a full +70dB of input gain so you can take that prized ribbon mic out of the cabinet for a rich, creamy sound with all the detail and no muddiness.
Here's the bottom line. The Great River ME-1NV is a golden channel priced for the project studio and equally at home in a world class facility. This preamp has the ability to enhance the sound of high-end mics as well as being able to make inexpensive mics sound better. Just place your trusty SM57 in front of your guitar amp and run it through the ME-1NV, and you'll hear what we mean.
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The Great River ME-1NV is a world class preamp designed to capture world class performances at a project studio price!
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James, Phoenix, AZ
Reviewsbased on 11 reviews
by from Savannah, GAThis preamp has absolutely exceeded my expectations.
February 23, 2013
Music Background: Studio Owner
by Sandeep from United StatesI am usually recording at my small home studio , struggling to find a clean sound recently upgraded from centrence micport pro/ mxl 4000 to gr me - 1 nv /akg c 414 xl 2/roland quad capture , and have ... read more [+]great clean results , just remember i am not a professional singer , but i can still see great and clean result in my home studio .... hoping everthing goes great in the end ... :) over all great product , u get for what u pay .... did a lot a research before i purchased ....... so 100/100 on this .... Thanks sweetwater ... close [-]
August 31, 2012
Music Background: hobbyist moving to end production
by Noah from United StatesAmazing dynamic range! The analog feel/tone is all there. Obvious difference in quality compared to others. LOVES bass! high gain setting does not = noise
March 6, 2012
Music Background: Recording Engineer Student, Musician
A very nice preamp for a variety of mics
by Darrell St.Blaine from San Francisco, CAI use this pre with an AKG SolidTube (that has a custom Telefunken tube), a Rode NT1A an Audio Technica AT4033 and a Shure SM57. With each mic it adds something unique and wonderful. The input gain ... read more [+]can really change the characteristic of the sound. The AT4033 is normally bright to the point of being somewhat thin but when I crank up the input gain on the Great River it really fills out. The simple tone of the SM57 becomes more "bling" by keeping the input somewhat low and cranking up the output level.
July 6, 2009
Music Background: Singer, guitarist, recording engineer
Being able to use a single TRS cable to insert my RNC compressor is a great convenience and keeps my signal chain simple and clean.
The only reason I will ever sell this baby is to get the two channel version. ;) close [-]
Versatile & Pristine
by Steve Schriemer from Ann Arbor, MI USAI bought this pre about 3 weeks ago after months of research and input from friends, mentors, and my sales rep. Alan. Here's the results of my "field test."
June 13, 2009
Music Background: Recording Engineer, Producer, Musician.
DI for Bass:
... read more [+]This is THE BEST DI I've used for bass. I've seen several high end DIs in action, but the great river's my favorite. When tracking bass, I adjusted the tone knobs on the bass to get the tone I wanted... I didn't even EQ or compress yet and the track already sounded smooth, even, and fat. It was wonderful. It has really made tracking bass quicker and more enjoyable.
On Vocals and Acoustic instruments:
I got great clarity and presence, without getting unwanted digital brightness(using an AKG 414 XL-II and a KSM44). There's lots of tonal options with the gain staging, and there's plenty of head room. A low cut is almost always needed because the low end response on this pre is BIG, but I don't mind doing a lowcut, cause I enjoy the low end on other sources.
Perhaps the biggest difference I noticed, was that my mixes sounded bigger on songs tracked with the ME-1NV. Mixing has been easier with this pre. Things feel a little more "roomy" and nothing in the mix feels squished. The panning field sounds bigger on all the tracks I've recorded with the great river, which is a HUGE plus in post production. I'd recommend this pre to anyone. It's versatile and pristine. 5 STARS. close [-]
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