ART Tube MP Studio V3 Microphone Preamplifier

Record any source through this versatile tube preamp! The super-compact ART Tube MP Studio V3 gives you a huge variety of voicings, output limiting and more.
The Tube MP Studio V3 features ART's V3 (Variable Valve Voicing) Technology - found only in ART microphone preamplification systems. V3 provides optimized reference points to begin the recording process. The V3 presets were created and fine-tuned by some of the industry's top studio and live-sound engineers, along with a veteran engineering department. V3 allows you to select between a multitude of preamp settings designed for guitars (electric and acoustic), keyboards, bass guitars, drums, vocals, and more. V3 gives you incredible presets for every instrument you record, so all your recordings will sound professional. Need to tweak the presets? Go right ahead - hone your perfect tone! That's the power of V3.

V3 also incorporates ART's OPL (Output Protection Limiter), which precisely and accurately controls and maintains the output peak signal. The OPL circuitry is crucial in protecting the next link in a signal chain - such as a hard-disk recording system or a sound card.

While it's primary application is to be used with a microphone, the Tube MP Studio V3 can also function as a direct box - impedance matching, amplifying, and improving the sound of any instrument plugged into it. The design of the Tube MP Studio V3 allows it to add warmth and fatness to a signal while maintaining low-noise.

The Tube MP Studio V3 features all the tone and functionality of its predecessor, the world's number one Tube Mic Pre, the Tube MP. Phase Reverse, +48v phantom power, clip LED, and read more a +20dB switch are all included, as well as an analog VU meter for visual tracking of the signal.

Whether you're working with a computer, hard disk, or digital multi-track recorder, the Tube MP Studio V3's design delivers professional recording studio results at a fraction of the cost of comparable equipment.

The Tube MP Studio V3 offers superior performance and sound quality to the "onboard" preamps found in today's low-cost mixers and multi-trackers. Professional quality sound combined with professional features - a hand-selected 12AX7a Tube, Phantom Power, and Phase Reverse - are what make the Tube MP Studio V3 an outstanding microphone preamp.

The Tube MP Studio V3 can be used in a wide variety of applications including recording, project and home studios, where it's Variable Valve Voicing really shines. It also functions as a direct box, with impedance matching and preamplification for line-level sources.

The ART Tube MP Studio V3's performance and feature set exceeds that of units costing many times its price... and it's unique combination of features and flexibility will make it a must-have in any audio toolkit.
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- Inputs: Balanced XLR and unbalanced 1/4 in.
- Outputs: Balanced XLR and unbalanced 1/4 in.
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 3 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 10 x 7 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): ART V3
For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 585-436-2720
(54 ratings)
Submitted October 26, 2011 by a customer from sbcglobal.net
"If your just looking for a little more gain then this is perfect for you."
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For what I am doing I expect to use this for several more years.
Sound
Has some very good sound. I am using it on drums and on vocals. I hope to use it soon on a mic acoustic guitar. I like the adjuster selector. There is some hiss when you push the gain button but that is to be expected on a low budget pre-amp.
Features
I like the option of the selector button.
Ease of Use
Very easy to use.
Quality
Good strong case and looks like it will last.
Value
Very good starter pre-amp. Very well built.
Manufacturer Support
No problems with the amp. I di peg the needle and I thought I busted it. The needle returned to normal. I had the mic recording with a amp producing the output. This created a loop that made the pre-amp pegging the needle.
The Wow Factor
Just a good starter pre-amp.
Musical Background:
Hobby
Musical Style:
Rock and Alternative
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