ART Tube MP Studio V3 Reviews4.4/5.0 based on 6 customer reviews
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from Thousand Oaks, CA, USA
January 23, 2013Music Background:
Pro Musician, Hobby Recorder
Loving it!Started recording with this last week and I love it. Really warm vocal sound and even sounded awesome when I plugged in my bass. Sweetwater were fantastic. Shipped it quick and in perfect condition.
from Brooklyn, NY
March 9, 2012
Awesome preampThis device made my acoustic sound huge and turned a thin, weak sounding headset mic sound like a very expensive vocal mic. I have not used it for recording yet but it definitely makes a big difference in a live setting. For the price it can't be beat.
September 22, 2010Music Background:
FantasticExtremely clean sounding preamp. Perect for my project studio. I have reccorded plenty of songs with it and it has yet to let me down.
from Elizabethtown Il. USA
December 17, 2012Music Background:
Owner /Operator of Recording Studio
ART Tube MP Studio V 3I found the ART Tube MP Studio V3 to be a sweet-sounding little mic pre/DI box. While it might not be up there with some of the of some of the models that use high-voltage tube circuitry. I thought the tone was great for the price. The per sets make setting up quick and easy for a starting point to get you up and running.
Most of all thanks to the Sweetwater staff. I always use Sweetwater. When I need something it is shipped usually that day and I can be working with it in no time.
from Toms River, nJ
October 24, 2012Music Background:
Physicist, singer, audio engineer.
More than I needThe preamp gives me more than enough gain, the only worry I have is that I won't be able to use the full dynamic range of my system. But so far the recordings have been full and take advantage of all the stages. Like a few features such as the voicing controls to round out the signal. I use it mostly for vocals, so it's neat to experiment with them. Only weak point is the OutPut Level Meter which doesn't register until you're cranking pretty high. Overall, I'm more than satisfied, and the support from Sweatwater is outstanding.
September 24, 2008Music Background:
One man band/studio
Does the JobFirst thing first - wattage-starved tube gear is inferior to gear with optimally utilized tubes. This unit consists of what is a 100% solid-state path, with the additional ability to mix in a desired degree of starved-tube distortion. Really, starved tube distortion is about as unsubtle as solid-state distortion, so since owning this device I've considered the tube essentially a sales gimmick. Now forget about the tube - as an affordable solid-state preamp, it's pretty good. It won't add a bunch of noise and the sound is pretty clear, just don't expect it to sound like an Avalon or something. The "voicing" really works as a number of different EQ curves which can be quite useful for adding/removing high end from sources. Features wise it has the basics - phantom power, polarity reverse, input and output gain. The limiter is pretty useless, it just sounds distracting.
In summary, it's a decent solid-state preamp/DI that can add different EQ curves to the signal if desired, with the added ability of mixing in mediocre tube drive.