Studio Preamp -
Kelley Stage Amp Royer R-121 Ribbon Mic preamp
Studio Role Description
A modern clean, uncolored, DAW channel strip with Compressor/Saturator based on the iconic EL-8 Distressor, the Mike-e EL-9 is assigned to MOTU DAW Channel One.
Empirical Labs’ Mike-E channel strip is a modern digitally controlled mic preamp.
It uses an extremely low-noise transformer on the input amplifier keeps the signal strong and clean.
The input section also features:
• A high-performance DI for direct-input instruments such as guitar and bass
• A polarity reversing switch
• A high-pass filter
• A 48V phantom power switch
• A CompSat section
• Mix Control for parallel compression
These four circuits come together in the Empirical Labs Mike-E to enhance your tracks with everything from classic knee compression and limiting to colorful vintage-style saturation.
On its rear panel, Mike-E features balanced and unbalanced I/O, as well as sidechain input and stereo link jacks.