Preamps

Preamp Buying Guide

How to choose the right audio preamp to match your music, microphones, instruments and budget.



iOS Gear for Vocalists Buying Guide

From iOS mics and preamps to mixers and speakers, check out the gear you need to transform your iOS device into a vocal studio and powerful performance tool.



Bass Amplifiers: How to Choose the Right Bass Amp Rig

Tips for finding the right bass guitar amplifier and speaker cabinets to match your budget, music and the venues where you play.



Tech Tip: Audio Gear Specifications—What They Do and Don’t Tell You

Specs can play an important role in shopping for mic and guitar preamps, PA power amps, monitor speakers, and audio recording and mixing equipment. But they must be viewed with caution and often with a grain of salt. In many cases, different manufacturers will present the same specs in different forms, which makes it very difficult to compare similar gear from different brands. You’ll also find specs that lack the proper qualifying information in order for them to have meaning. Read on to learn more about how to interpret and compare specs.



Tech Tip: So High It Hertz!

The question: Why do preamps have frequency response levels way above the range of human hearing?



Hands-On Review: ART Tube MP Project Series Preamp

Upgrading a legendary tube mic preamp



Hands-On Review: Tech 21 SansAmp Bass Drivers

Three reasons bass players love analog



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