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FocusriteISA ONE - Microphone Preamp
 
4.8

(based on 5 reviews)

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Pros

  • Excellent sound (4)
  • Easy to use (3)
  • Low distortion (3)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Professional recording (4)
    • Home studio (3)
    • Performances (3)

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    5.0

    Clean Pre

    By Chordas

    from Washington DC metro

    Comments about Focusrite ISA ONE - Microphone Preamp:

    Nice preamp, transparent, clean. Gotta be the quietest I've owned, it puts the pre in Focusrite's own voicemaster pro to shame. Better than the pre's in my Yamaha console

    Figure this will work nicely with my 416 for voice

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    5.0

    nice preamp

    By jameslive

    from New York City

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Low Distortion
    • Powerful
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Focusrite ISA ONE - Microphone Preamp:

      Look real good in my studio set up.
      This pre makes all my recording sound way better.
      It has a full sound and a nice top end to it.
      just one look at the waveform and you can tell that it"s capturing more of what you may want in a recording it get"s a 10 for vocals
      so far i have done six song"s with it and i look to do more and more all the time . i have no bad comments on this pre a must have as a font end
      If you are looking to step up from a mixer or audio interface.

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      5.0

      Great Utility Preamp

      By Larsenjazz

      from Cottage Grove, OR

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Excellent Sound
      • Low Distortion
      • Powerful
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • No Quarter Inch Outs

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Focusrite ISA ONE - Microphone Preamp:

      The ISA One is a great option for most situations that need a strong signal to help their recording pop. This pre has 80db of gain total and is much hotter than may other mixer/stand alone pres.

      The sound quality is bright and full. On guitars it gives a wonderful "pump" on the top and keeps the high frequencey detailed. If you are not used to a strong pre, this one will definately make you feel like your other pres are dark and colorless.

      The only complaint I have for this pre is that on very delicate sources like pianos or strings, it can add too much mid tones and make the strings sound very processsed rather than natural. This is not a negitave so much as it is a comment on its best uses.

      Again great for horns, guitars, bass, drums, and any other source that needs a little bit of pump to make the sound fuller.

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      4.0

      Great price for great pre amp.

      By Leon

      from Oklahoma City, Ok

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Low Distortion
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Broadcast VOs
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Focusrite ISA ONE - Microphone Preamp:

        I already have the ISA 428 and a ISA 220 so I knew the ISA ONE (which uses the same circuits)would sound great. It has a very polished quality and I love the package. If I need to go somewhere and only need one channel or need an extra channel I will grab the ISA ONE and go. Love the headphone output and the big VU meter.

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        5.0

        Great value and performance

        By DOI Digital Audio

        from Tampa, FL

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Portable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Focusrite ISA ONE - Microphone Preamp:

          I bought this to supplement my Manley and Presonus preamps in my studio. The ISA One is VERY transparent, and sounds great on any mic I plug into it. Plus the headphone out option is very handy when tracking vocalists in the booth so I can hear them while I'm arming and disarming tracks without any cutout in my monitors. Great value and very portable.

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