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Aphex Comp 500
500-Series Gate 585877 £313
500-Series Compressor 001219 £119
• Switchable gate and ducking modes • Fully balanced analogue signal path
• Transformerless input, active balanced, Jensen JT-11DL output • Frequency Response: +0.1/-1.0dB <10Hz to 45kHz
Aphex EQF 500
500-Series Equalizer 065537 £316
500-Series Equaliser Aphex Dual RPA 500 500-Series Dual Preamp 001221 £119
• 4-band EQ with passive LC filters and short signal path • Shelf type low and high freqency filters
• Transformerless, active balanced input
Warm Audio WA12-500
FMR RNLA 500-series
500 Series Pre-Amplifier 474171 £316
500-Series Compressor 000304 £213
• 500-series lunchbox microphone preamp • 71db of Gain
• Single-channel, 500-series version of the RNLA • Balanced input & output
Warm Audio Tonebeast TB12-500
Preamp and Warmth Box 978295 £441
500-Series Compressor 000302 £213
• Dual-width 500-series preamp, DI and giver of analogue warmth • Discrete 312 preamp design with coupled CineMag Transformers
• Single-channel, 500-series version of the RNC • Balanced input & output
Lindell Audio 6X-500
Focusrite Red 1
500 Series Microphone Pre Amp with EQ 674277 £174
500-Series Preamp 278650 £416
Single channel transformer-coupled microphone preamplifier and passive 2-band equaliser.
• 500-series Microphone Preamp Module • Same circuit topology and components as the original red preamp
Lindell Audio 7X-500
Radial EXTC 500
500 Series FET Compressor 131893 £221
500-Series Guitar Effect Interface 641978 £214
• FET-style 500-series compressor • Variable mix control for precise parallel compression
• Balanced interface for guitar effects pedals • Helps to optimise signal path
Lindell Audio PEX-500
Standard Audio Level-Or
500 Series Passive Pultec Style EQ 737201 £158
500-Series Limiter 001387 £396
A take on the classic Pultec equaliser design. • Transformer-coupled balanced inputs and outputs
• Class-A discrete amplification stages • Transformer balanced input
Ocean Audio EQ Two
Standard Audio Stretch
500 Series EQ Module 001141 £190 Classic EQ design with Malcolm Toft’s Signature Sound. • 4-bands of eq
Ocean Audio Mic Pre Two 500 Series Preamp 001146 £190 • Mic / Line Preamp module • Fits any 500 series rack or console
Ocean Audio EQ One 500-series Equaliser 001140 £348 • Fits any 500 series rack or console • Classic EQ design with Malcolm Toft’s Signature Sound
Aphex EXBB 500 500-Series Aural Exciter 001222 £163 • Mono I/O, transformerless, active balanced input • Impedance: 40KOhm in, 110Ohm out
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HEADPHONES the saviour of the modern classroom?
Headphones come in many different shapes and sizes, but really there are only a few fundamental types. There’s the very popular circumaural and supra-aural style that most studio engineers and DJs use and the discreet earbud style for both consumer level music devices and high level IEM (In ear monitoring) systems for the live musician. There’s also only a few distinctions to be made within these so here goes!
Circum-aural Circumaural headphones completely cover your ears and isolate against any external noise.
Supra-aural Supra-aural headphones sit ON your ears rather than around them and offer less protection from bleed and outside noise, but are lighter. These can for example be better for DJs who don’t actually want to be fully isolated from the sound in the room, but still need to hear what’s coming through the headphones.
low end is contained within the cup of the headphone and does not escape.
Open Back Open back headphones are often preferred by people making critical mix descisions (especially when the mix is near completion) as they do not colour the sound quite as much as their closed back counterparts, with ventillation allowing for a more natural flow of air. Be careful checking bass levels with open back headphones though as they can prove inconsistent (just open up your main monitors again to double check).
looking for headphones to use with a portable player or laptop, stick to the range of 16 – 32 ohms; High-End Headphones Favor High Impedance - the advantages of higher impedance being a more sophisticated coil can be used in the driver (more winds) so a better overall sound and reduced distortion. Battery powered devices don’t work well with high impedance headphones.
Earbuds To be blunt, cheap earbuds are nasty BUT it’s how your typical consumer will be listening to the finished article so it’s important to check your mix on these too.
Headphones come in many different shapes and sizes
If you’re going to be wearing headphones for prolonged periods of time, consider your comfort. Higher end models have more adjustable bands and feature better cushioning pads and longer cables that allow you to move around more freely, not to mention are made of better quality components that will last longer. Rotating speakers are also super handy for vocalists and DJs alike.
500-Series Compressor 001897 £475 • 100% analogue signal path • 7 different switchable filter combinations
ART P48 48 Point Balanced Patch Bay 005068 £69 The best solution for organizing cables while optimizing connectivity in any studio or live PA rack. Designed for maximum convenience, each pair of TRS 1/4-inch balanced I/O can be configured for normal or half-normal operation.
Closed back headphones are excellent for situations where you wish to avoid leakage, such as a recording session where you need to avoid spillage into the mic (like the classic click track problem!) For checking the bass levels of a mix this type are brilliant as they are so isolating from the outside world. Often much louder than open back models, they offer a bigger bass reproduction because the
Headphones range in impedance from 16 Ohms to 600 Ohms. So, which impedance is best, and WHY DOES IT MATTER? It depends on what you plan to plug them into - headphone sources generally put out very different amounts of power into different headphone impedances. If you’re
Behringer PX3000 Ultrapatch Pro 195430 £57 Professional and fully balanced patchbay eliminates cable clutter in your studio. • Adding order and clarity • Fully balanced high quality 1/4” TRS connectors
Have you ever wanted to know why Red Dog doesn’t, and never will sell Beats (by Dr Dre) Headphones? See http://blog.reddogmusic.co.uk/2013/10/10/beatsheadphones
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