Counting the output gain of 14 dB, a total 74 dB of gain is available to the user with the CompSat section bypassed. A 48 Volt Phantom power is provided for condenser mikes.
Exclusive CompSat Section This unique circuitry sets the Mike-E apart from all other mic preamplifiers. Saturator This is a multi-stage soft clipping circuit. At lower levels, a triode type saturation affects the signal.As the level increases, a second unique clip circuit that includes Germanium semiconductors starts to more severely flatten out the peaks. Compressor This is an uncompromising compressor/limiter circuit that allows detented control of attack and release for easy repeatability. You adjust the amount of compression with the DRIVE knob, which adjusts the level going into the compressor. In ways it is Distressor-like, but has other differing characteristics including a much longer available attack time, and additional circuitry.
Four ratios are provided, 2:1 being the gentlest with a long 20dB knee, good for subtle compression such as while tracking or on the Buss. Ratios 4:1 and 8:1 are steeper but still very smooth with long knees. Nuke is very steep (limiter like) and has a different attack & release shape. Emphasis - The Emphasis is actually two circuits that surround the compressor and saturator, as shown in the block diagram. The Pre-emphasis boosts the high frequencies before the compressor and saturator (CompSat), soft clipping them sooner than normal, while a de-emphasis cuts the frequencies complementary after the CompSat.Emphasis has the added perk of improving signal to noise, and is the reason analog tape decks used emphasis to begin with. Mix Control - The modern recording engineer often employs the technique of mixing between the compressed and the dry (or uncompressed) signal. This can often help maintain transients and a sense of dynamic range while enhancing the low level nuances. Mike-E has a built in mix control to submix in the uncompressed signal to the compressed signal. As the user rotates the MIX control from full right to full left, he goes from the full compressed signal to the full dry signal (absent of any compression or saturation).
Other features include a front panel instrument input that allows the unit to function as an ultra-clean Direct Box and stereo-linking capabilities. Mike-E can also be combined with an EQ (such as the ELI Lil FrEQ), transforming it into one of the most powerful, flexible and complete channel strips on the market. Mic Preamplifier with super low noise and stepped gain switching.Built in'Direct Box', called the'Inst In', offers unparalleled distortion, noise, and frequency response when pre-amping instruments. Colored' 80Hz High pass filter emulates the warm low frequency cut of our favorite vintage equalizers. Phase Switch to invert the audio signal 180 degrees. CompSat offers both a musical Compressor/Limiter and a unique tape-like saturation circuit. Emphasis high-frequency emphasis system softens high frequency'pile-ups' and further the creamy color of the Mike-E. Mix Control allows the blending of the Compressed/Saturated signal with the clean unprocessed "Dry" signal. Since 1993, we have been committed to equipping our customers with the very best gear, advice, and personal service anywhere. We believe that great sound can be achieved at any budget. We also believe that the ambitions of our customers should always come first. And over the years, those beliefs have turned customers into friends and family. Whether you're just starting out, or a seasoned pro, we're here for you, no matter where your audio travels may take you.
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