Most first-class mic pre-amps use input transformers. Transformers afford the best interface between a microphone and a pre-amp because it correctly matches the microphone, provides quiet gain and gives the best common mode rejection and ground isolation of any connection scheme. Almost all tube circuits like Fairchild, Pultec and Teletronics, used them. API, Neve and Trident used them. They are usually the most expensive components in an audio device.
Discrete amplifiers are amplifiers made with individual parts such as transistors, capacitors and resistors. In a discrete circuit, all parts and values can be optimized and the audio path can be very short. Most modern consoles use integrated circuits (ICíS) Ė little plastic packages with hundreds of components in them. One integrated circuit may contain more transistors than an entire channel of a classic discrete console. Discrete amplifiers typically run at much higher voltages and deliver more current than ICís so they can have much greater headroom. Modern consoles have many ICís in the audio path of each channel. Audio does not improve as the chain gets longer.
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With the Audient ASP8024 in production for nearly 20 years, and thousands of consoles in use around the world based on his legendary circuit blocks, we've returned to designer David Deardenís roots to release the definitive version of the ASP8024 - the Heritage Edition. 20 years ago David set out to design an analogue recording console not knowing it was destined to become a modern classic. To commemorate Audient and his phenomenal achievement we have reimagined his classic design with all new enhancements and features. Complete with DAW control with 8 moving faders combines the classic analog sound with the digital future
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Neve 8026 15' long 40 mono channels 1073s(18), 1084s(24), line eqs(2), 2254 compressors(4),40 monitor, 80 at mix Dual 19" patchbays.$350,000.00US
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If you want to tilt the odds in your favor when recording your music, it only makes sense to put your trust in Rupert Neve. More than 100 gold and platinum albums are testament to this console. If the song is there and if the performance is there, you can be sure that the 8026 Neve , will also be there to capture it in it's best light.
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