New 3124V and 3124MV Microphone Preamps
API announces its new 3124V Microphone Preamp. Building on the enormous success of the highly revered 3124+, the 3124V is essentially the same unit, but provides two important additional features. First, the 3124V offers front panel Variable Output Level Control, an extremely valuable addition given today’s professional workflow. “This is a feature long requested by the pro audio community, and we’re happy to provide it in the 3124V,” says API’s President Larry Droppa.
Second, the 3124V adds a switchable 3:1 output transformer selection, also on the front panel. "The 3:1 Output Transformer selection switch allows the user to alter how much gain comes from the different stages," explains API’s Director of Engineering Todd Humora. "Do you want more transformer gain, or do you want more 2520 gain, or both? You can choose exactly what you prefer, and then use the Variable Output to make sure the level is where you want it.”
All other design aspects of the 3124V remain identical to the 3124+, including the original circuitry, proprietary input and output transformers, 2520 op amps, the unique 5 year warranty and, of course, the unmistakable API sound.
Like the 3124mb+, the 3124MV provides an additional audio mixer with a transformer balanced output, keeping the unit size and price reasonable. Additionally, the 3124MV adds a stereo panner with a level control, and a post fader aux send. The stereo panners and the aux sends are bussed to master output controls and then to the rear panel jacks. A stereo AUX return is provided to return effects or cascade additional mixers for more inputs. The unique stereo aux return control acts to balance the left/right signal, yet staying stereo. It can also be used as a mono return.
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Second generation TranZformer Series
API announces its second generation TranZformer Series, designed to easily and affordably bring the legendary analog sound of API to your guitar and bass.
The TranZformer Series includes the GT Guitar Pedal and LX Bass Pedal, both of which incorporate API‘s traditional analog signal path to provide gain control, compression and equalization in one box. The second generation TranZformer Series includes every feature of the groundbreaking initial TranZformer Series, while adding new, convenient features such as a hard wire bypass switch, universal +18VDC power supply, and an LED indicator that monitors input and output stage clipping.
Each unit offers the user an unsurpassed level of sonic control and features phase invert switches on each output, ground lift, clip indicator and transformer output. The TranZformer GT and LX both combine an API 525 feedback-type compressor with a 3 band equalizer, optimized for guitar and bass respectively. Like all API products, the TranZformer Series is built to API‘s exacting standards and remains true to the design philosophy that has made API the leader in professional analog recording gear for nearly 50 years.
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