Korg TP-2 (No Longer Available)
2-Channel Tube Preamp with Optical Compression and 24-Bit A/D Converters
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A Real Tube Preamp with 24-Bit A/D Converters!In this era of digital audio, more and more musicians, engineers and producers are longing for the warm, full-bodied sound produced by vacuum tubes. Say hello to the all-new TP-2 Dual Tube Preamp from Korg. In one rugged and compact unit, the TP-2 combines a dual channel tube preamp, optical compression and digital outputs - a total solution for your demanding audio applications. Korg TP-2 Dual Tube Preamp at a Glance: Two independent preamps with individual controls plus switchable Stereo operation Full-featured mic preamps with warm tube character and complete controls Includes transparent optical compression Advantages of analog preamp with 24-bit/96kHz A/D conversion built in Ideal for live use, recording and mastering, and sampling Two independent preamps with individual controls plus switchable Stereo operation The TP-2 offers two completely independent preamps, with individual real-time controls. Each channel is driven by its own 12AX7 tube. A "Stereo" switch on the front panel allows both preamps to work in tandem when processing a stereo source. Full-featured mic preamps with warm tube character and complete controls Using a specially tuned version of the Valve Force technology so widely acclaimed in the Electribe X series and the TRITON Extreme, the new TP-2 tube-driven preamp imparts a robust warmth and a rich musical character that is ideal for your critical and challenging acoustic sources. Each preamp channel accepts either XLR or 1/4" TRS inputs, and switchable phantom power is provided. Equipped with a Hi-Z switch, 26dB pad button and a variable trim knob, the TP-2 assures the optimal gain setting for any source, from a premium microphone to a direct bass or guitar signal. A pair of faders controls the output level, and a low-cut switch and a phase reverse button offer even more flexibility. Includes transparent optical compression By using state-of-the-art optical compression, the TP-2 is able to respond quickly, breathing life and luster into your sound. In addition to enhanced response times, optical compression provides a wide range of dynamic control - without coloring the source material in adverse ways. Compression sensitivity knobs on the front panel are teamed with Fast/Slow release time buttons and audiophile analog VU meters for intuitive realtime control. Advantages of analog preamp with 24-bit/96kHz A/D conversion built in While the TP-2 works hard in the analog domain to achieve warm, smooth and musical results, its digital characteristics are no less stellar. Analog-to-digital conversion is 24-bit, using 64-times oversampling for error-free reproduction. Sampling rates of 44.1, 48 and 96 kHz are offered, and the digital output is provided in both S/P DIF optical and coaxial formats. Analog outputs are also provided. Ideal for live use, recording and mastering, and sampling While the TP-2 is obviously well suited to enrich your hardware or software based digital recordings, it is perfect for a variety of applications. Live, the TP-2 can be used to add warmth to any vocal mic or acoustic instrument. As a mastering tool, the TP-2 provides superior dynamic control. You can even use it as a preamp when preparing audio samples for your keyboard or computer. The TP-2 could be one of your most-used audio tools! Korg TP-2 Dual Preamp Features:
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Perfect for my office studio
by J from IllinoisRich and Creamy voice recording. I have the TP-2 hooked to a pmd670 marantz solid state recoder and an inexpensive MXL 2001 condenser mic. This preamp makes the MXL sound like a mic costing 5 times ... read more [+]as much and the Digital output to the marantz is noise free.
August 8, 2006
Music Background: Pastor
I bought this preamp because the marantz's built in preamp is a bit noisy and now that I have heard this Korg, the marantz was a bit thin sounding too.
I just wish that I could record at 96 khz with the PMD 670 since the Korg will sample at that rate, but for voice recording it is plenty. close [-]
by Erik Ingmanndsen from Meriden, CTRunning my audio tracks within Sonar 6 through the TP-2 has brought Just the Analogue warmth and character, that I just couldn't achieve w/ tube plug in emulators.
October 9, 2006
Music Background: Ambient Musik, Sound Design, Mix & Mastering, Etc
My Ambient musik pieces now h... read more [+]ave that Etheric glow, emotion, depth, and pensivity that I make a point to come through in my recordings. The TP-2 is easy to use, beautiful to look at, Sounds Fantastic! And the on sale price is just UNbeatable! close [-]
Solid Tube Pre
by Carli David from Clementon NJNice warm un colored mic pre two soild channels for a great price if you want to beef up your vocals and get them to cut right through the mix for under $200 bucks this will do a nice job watch your m... read more [+]eter levels don't go past 0db and don't over compress you'll be fine . really nice piece it's also good that it has digital outs spdif/optical I use this piece with a digi 002 rack and an Audiothehnic AT 3035 the work really well together .Also works nice on Acoustic Guitar close [-]
September 29, 2006
Music Background: Music Producer/Reggae Artist
Jennifer, Chicago, IL
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