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Art Pro Mpa Ii Vs Art Digital Mpa Ii

There are other units in this price range that are much more reliable with a night to day jump in sound quality. The ProMPA II can operate at either a low or high plate voltage on the two integrated hand-selected 12AX7 tubes for wider variation of preamp tone and performance. Large back-lit analog VU output meters display input or output levels while multi-colored LED arrays, with average or peak hold, show tube gain. The Pro MPA II can operate at either a low or high plate voltage on the two integrated hand-selected 12AX7 tubes for wider variation of preamp tone and performance.

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  • You don’t need a preamp to improve your sound.
  • Well at that price you cant get a “real” tube preamp anyway.
  • For the purposes of this review I will be using the stock tubes.
  • I don’t want to Behringer up a Neve preamp etc.
  • Mic is for live application and is a weaker signal.

The metering is more detailed and visible than most preamps, and the lights are bright enough to see easily on a dark stage. There are XLR and TRS outputs for each channel, which makes it easier to connect the outputs to monitoring equipment without having to use a splitter. Further LED bar-graph meters, labelled Tube Warmth and set between the VU meters, show the amount of tube drive being used. A rear‑panel button allows the output level to be set to +4dBu or ‑10dBv, and the meter calibration automatically follows this setting.

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It also processes your Mid-Side micing setups for that really wide stereo capture. And it just sounds better than doing it ITB. There is somehow more coherence between the center and the side channel, and you can really push the side more for that HUGE drum sound. It is NOT starved plate..i hate when people say this…There is a voltage button on it….when engaged it supplies adequate tube voltage…..when not engaged it can be a starved plate yes.

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Gain levels aren’t too hot, not too weak. Plate voltage is a really cool feature. The Art Pro MPii works for both instruments and especially well suited as a microphones tube preamp. I still plan to purchase higher quality preamps some day, but for the moment, this twin channel preamp will do just fine! Overall, it just really adds some serious sweetness to anything I record thought it. Thus far, I’ve recorded male and female vocals, acoustic guitars, acoustic base, and even ukulele.

We are getting serious about our audio quality and use large condenser mics and dynamic mics for a lot of our audio work. My unit doesn’t seem to be very accurate as far as output goes. There is a big difference between the output of the two channels, so you have to do a lot of tweaking to get the levels matched. When the levels are matched on the unit, the output of the two channels is Very different. At first glance, you will notice that this preamp is well built, feels very solid, and looks professional.

When the mic is plugged directly into my Roland Octa Capture the Auto Sens will set the mic gain around 45 out of the max 50 to get a good fat track, there is a definite noise on the Roland Pre’s. Now plug the Output cable from the Art Pro into the Roland, and use Auto Sens, and the setting becomes about a 5 out of 50. Same full trace on the track – but the noise floor is ZERO.

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I am using JJ tubes with it and I am completely satisfied. No, it doesn’t sound like the GR; but that’s fine. So far, it seems to provide a very usable sound with no eq needed, really. Anyhow, I have a collection of NOS tubes and put I put in a pair of Phillips USA AX7’s.

Art Pro Mpa Ii Tube Preamp Specifications

At this price point you wont be sorry, In fact you’ll probably wish you would have gotten one or maybe even two sooner. I really was blown away by the sound and features of the ART Pro MPA II . This added a touch to the vocals that no plugin could match.

I would like to know whether the line level input should be set at high gain or low gain in my focusrite 816 after coming out from my MIC200. At line level your Fast Track is acting simply as an audio converter. It shouldn’t affect the sound too much since you’re boosting any gain with it. I’m not sure, but you would want to put the guitar and bass into an INSTRUMENT input, not a LINE input.

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