ART TubeMPItem ID: TubeMPps
Portable Preamp with 12AX7a Tube and 70dB Gain
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Portable Tube Preamp for Your Projects!The Tube MP is the world's most popular external tube microphone preamp. Whether you're working with a digital, computer or analog recording system, the Tube MP's TEC award nominated design will allow you to obtain professional recording studio results at a fraction of the cost of comparable equipment. Now it's available in a portable version! The Tube MP ps employs ART's hybrid design that allows it to add warmth and fatness to a signal while maintaining exceptionally low-noise and high quality. While its primary application is to be used with a microphone, the Tube MP ps is an exceptional direct box - impedance matching, amplifying, and improving the sound of any instrument plugged into it.
The usage of external mic/line preamps has become increasingly popular over the past several years. The Tube MP ps offers superior performance and sound quality to the "onboard" preamps found in many low-cost mixers and multi-trackers. Its sound has been consistently favored over other products costing upwards to ten times its price. The Tube MP ps offers professional quality sound combined with pro features like a hand-selected 12AX7a tube, phantom power, and phase reverse. For a minimal investment, a Tube MP ps can provide the single largest improvement to the sound of your studio.
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Reviewsbased on 5 reviews
ART tubeMP used with resonator
by Joseph from Buffalo, NYThanks for all of your input into my "electrifying" my resonator. Here is what I did and if you like, pass it along. I installed a Fishman Pro-Res-001 passive pickup ($120) under the cone as instruc... read more [+]ted, drilling the jack hole in the center of the back below the string attachment endpiece. I used a tapered titanium bit, taping the wood to prevent splintering to drill the hole for the jack. Since I am not a luthier, it was my first time with this type of installation-it worked perfectly. I bought an ART tube preamp ($60) and plugged it into my Fender Acoustisonic amp. Here is where the experimentation came in: I used an unbalanced TS instrument cord from the guitar into the preamp and an XLR cable from the preamp into the mic input on the amp (I could have easily done the same with a PA). With a bit of tweeking for my ears, it worked perfectly and this resonator is now a "hot" instrument. The preamp is the ticket: user friendly, economical, diverse in its use. Your advice was spot on. close [-]
January 28, 2013
Music Background: hobbyist, occasional gig, americana music, pedal steel wannabee
by fromNice product, shipped really quick would love doing business again.
June 8, 2012
pretty good unit
by fromI mean its good but not great. Bit of noise in the booth but not to bad has some of the lip smacks in the back ground and with a bit of low freq noise. I connected it correctly so no its not me it the... read more [+] cheap Gain the have in the unit whrn yu turn it high jus to be able the use the LED fuction. close [-]
November 9, 2012
Music Background: learning audio engineer
Pretty nice if you replace the stock tube
by Pete from Dallas, TXI needed more gain for some dynamic mics (the wimpy preamps in my Alesis io14 were clean, but weak) and this one filled the bill. However. The first 30 minutes after powerup it sounded like popcorn.... read more [+] It settled down after that and performed pretty well, with occasional bursts of noise. After being on a few hours, it developed background noise like a jet airplane at takeoff. So I bought some replacement tubes from a tube specialist on eBay (The Tube Store)--some GEs made in the '60's, very low noise, high gain. He diagnosed the stock tube as "gassy", taught me some interesting stuff about tubes. Spent way more time than I expected on this transaction.The replacement tubes make the ART unit sound great--absolutely no tube noise at full gain, and it runs all day without changing. The replacement tube cost about $30, about half the original price of the unit, but worth it.Since I bought two tubes (for $60), I am going to get another ART TubeMP, pop the GE tube in, and get going with my two channel voice work. close [-]
August 4, 2008
Music Background: Hobbyist, internal corporate podcaster
ART Tube MP is decent -good preamp for the money
by from Portland, ORThese ART tube amps are not too bad. I have two of them which I use for live sound acting as a DI, and also for recording. Most of the gain is clean and undistorted, but near the top end the tube is... read more [+] overdriven slightly (I think this is by design) which is a good place to be if you want to get a little bite on a guitar for example. As a mic pre I can pretty clearly hear the character of the mics come through. close [-]
January 7, 2013
Music Background: Local performing musician and sound engineer
James, Phoenix, AZ