Several units available, priced per unit. The only real way to get the full-featured classic Focusrite EQ without getting pricey these days (they were upwards of two grand when originally released). You can crank the knobs all the way without it ever adding its own mud or becoming harsh or otherwise unpleasant. The preamp section itself is a serious upgrade compared to virtually any intermediate gear out there today. Works great with all types of mics, even vintage ribbons or the SM7 which require a ton of clean gain (the mic gain and trim controls combine for up to 72dB).
If you're currently using a budget interface or mixer, get ready for an eye-opening experience. Focusrite Green 2 user guide. Other relevant quotes about the Green mic preamps and EQs.
Probably the most accurate mic preamp I've used to date. Paul White, Sound on Sound, Feb'97.Used as a mic preamp, the unit gives a front end that's just as clean and transparent as it is on the other units in the series, and I have to concede that this is an extremely nice-sounding mic amp. When switched to Instrument, the unit becomes the ultimate DI box, and you're quite likely to hear details in the sound of your instrument that you never realised were there before. The circuitry used in the Focus EQ... Has the wonderful ability to let you re-balance different parts of the audio spectrum without introducing unnatural or harsh artifacts. It's not until you use a good EQ that you realise just how much cheap EQs screw up your sound! Paul White, Sound on Sound , Jul'97. The quality of processing is beyond reproach...
Derek Johnson & Debbie Poyser. If you currently don't have a pristine signal path for important signals, such as vocals or miked acoustic guitars, you will notice a drastic improvement in the quality of your recordings. Rob Shrock, Electronic Musician, Apr'98. The Green Range was designed to be different to the ISA range in several ways.For example, a transparent Mic Pre design was chosen, rather than the ISA pre design that interacts with the microphone. In other ways we took parallels from those things that made the ISAs reliable high quality and professional working design - here are some examples. The input and output transformers of the ISA range were replaced with new circuits. The Mic Pre was designed using audiophile opamps from Linear Technology in a configuration that gave great noise figures and CMRR, key requirements for a Pro mic pre. The output stages were radical new designs using ultra wide bandwidth discrete line drivers with the same power drive as those original Class A/B discrete transistor transformer outputs. These circuits could easily have been replaced by more cost effective circuits, however the choices we made in our design approach and the high quality components we used made a real difference to the end result and ultimately justified our approach. The Green range parametric EQ stages share exactly the same state variable topology as the ISA, this is a high count op-amp circuit and there are many simpler circuits that in theory can do the same job, however our experience shows us that this circuit is the best way to make a stable EQ that is pleasing to the ears in terms of sound and functional control variation. So we took the'if it aint broke dont fix it' approach. Rob Jenkins, Focusrite Technical Director and Chief Engineer. The item "Focusrite Green 2 Focus EQ Channel Strip Microphone Preamp and Equalizer" is in sale since Monday, March 18, 2019. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Pro Audio Equipment\Preamps & Channel Strips". The seller is "caveranchaudio" and is located in Anza, California. This item can be shipped to United States.