Whether recording to 4-track cassettes or to multi-track digital recorders, the award-nominated design of the ART Pro Audio Tube MP Preamplifier allows users to obtain professional results at a fraction of the cost of comparable equipment. The hybrid design of the Tube MP allows it to add warmth and fatness to a signal, while maintaining exceptionally low-noise.
While it's primary function is as a microphone preamp, the Tube MP is also a great direct box - impedance matching, amplifying and improving the sound of any instrument. The usage of external mic/line preamps has become increasingly popular over the past several years. The unit offers better performance and sound quality over that which can obtained from the "on-board" preamps included in many of today's low-cost mixers and multi-track recorders.
Quality sound combined with features like a 12AX7a tube, variable input/output levels, phantom power, and phase reverse are what have made the Tube MP a staple in many studios. For a minimal investment, a Tube MP can provide the single largest improvement to the sound of a studio.