The Tube MP Studio V3 delivers warmth and fatness to any audio source while maintaining an exceptionally low-noise signal path. While its primary function is as a microphone preamp with +48V phantom power, variable gain and phase reverse switching...
The Tube MP Studio V3 delivers warmth and fatness to any audio source while maintaining an exceptionally low-noise signal path. While its primary function is as a microphone preamp with +48V phantom power, variable gain and phase reverse switching, the Tube MP is also an exceptionally versatile tube driven direct box for any instrument source.
The Tube MP Studio V3 uses ART's proven V3™ (Variable Valve Voicing) Technology to instantly contour the tone to any source. V3™ presets were created and fine-tuned by some of the industry's top studio and live-sound engineers and allow instant access to a multitude of preamp settings designed for guitars (electric and acoustic), keyboards, bass guitars, drums, vocals and more. Additionally, the Tube MP Studio V3 employs OPL™ (Output Protection Limiting) technology to protect the next component in your signal path from clipping and overloads.
The Tube MP Studio V3 offers exceptional sound quality and superior performance to that typically found in "on-board" preamps found in today's low-cost mixers, multi-track recorders and audio cards making it an ideal tone-shaping tool for any application.
I had the black one, without the v3 feature. Its not a real high voltage tube pre, but you can hear the warmth from the lamp in the circuit. If you are on a budget, and dont want the bland sound from the pres in your interface, get this.
Pros: Extremely easy to setup which has balanced XLR / 1/4 jacks and needs an external power supply. Good voicing's and warmth added by the tube preamp. Cheap compared to anything else on the market.
No on/off switch Needs external power supply plugged in.
Cheap Great for adding some warth to recordings Excellent using as a DI for bass guitar
Recommended: Change the 12AX7 tube to something better, I changed to a Sovtek tube as you will notice a difference to the sound.