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Studio Projects VTB-1 Microphone Preamp

Studio Projects VTB-1
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Studio Projects VTB-1 Microphone Preamp

The Studio Projects VTB-1 Microphone Preamp is single channel low cost microphone preamplifier, incorporating true class A/B switching. The unit is perfect for the professional and home project studio doing production, broadcast and voice over work.

The Studio Projects VTB-1 is the ultimate in low cost mic preamplifier technology. Incorporating true class A/B switching, the VTB-1 is a totally discrete circuit. Unique to the VTB-1 is the "Tube Drive". The Tube Drive is a variable drive to a 12AX7, that allows the user to blend as little, or as much of the Tube Drive they want. This VTB-1 allows the user the most flexibility of any mic preamplifier in it's price class.

The VTB-1 allows you to go from a pristine solid state sound, to any combination of Tube Drive you choose...even hard distortion for guitars and bass! The VTB-1 is must have device as the perfect mic preamplifier for any microphone!

Studio Projects VTB-1 Microphone Preamp Features

  • 48 Volt Phantom Power
  • Phase Reverse
  • Variable Input Gain Control On Detented Pot
  • 1/4" D.I. Jack On Front Panel
  • High Pass Filter
  • Descrete Solid State Class A/B Design
  • TRS Insert
  • Mic/Line Switch
  • VariableTube Blend On Detented Pot
  • Meter Read Select Between Input and Output level
  • Switchable Impedance between 50/200 Ohm
  • 5 position LED metering
  • XLR mic input
  • Balanced outputs on XLR and 1/4"
  • External AC Power Supply For extreme Low Noise Operation
  • Output Gain Control On Detented Pot

Studio Projects VTB-1 Microphone Preamp Applications

  • A superb vocal mic pre with warm transparent character
  • Great for use as a Tube DI Box
  • Great for production, broadcast, and voice over work
  • Perfect for the professional and home project studio
  • A quality vocal mic preamplifier suitable for all vocal styles

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Studio Projects VTB-1 March 18, 2012
Reviewer: Ben from Medford Lakes, NJ United States  
I decided to purchase a VTB-1 after reading and hearing really good reviews. I put it against my Presonus MP20 and there was no comparison, the studio projects was much better. The mp20 sounded thin and brittle, maybe that is why it was discontinued.  Although, I don't know how it compares to the new Presonus stuff.  At the time the unit was $99, but at $149 it is still worth it.  If you're getting your first preamp, I believe you would be happy. If I use the tube setting, I generally like it about 12:00, especially for flute.

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Good basic clean cheap September 9, 2011
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from La Jolla, CA United States  
The VTB-1 is a great way to get a quality signal if your other gear's preamps are subpar.  I used two of these when I had a Roland VS1680 which had noisy, grainy preamps. With the tube blend off the VTB1 gives a good, quiet signal. I never had any use for the tube blend, but just as a basic clean preamp or DI this is a very good value.

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This was my 1st outboard Pre... September 3, 2010
Reviewer: Jason Dickerson from Tustin, CA United States  
& it it did what it was supposed to do. With the "Tube Blend" knob all the way over on Solid State it gives a tone that sounds way better than $150! The Tube Blend is an OK little bell or whistle, I never found myself using the tube side very often though. I have a lot more pricier preamps/channel strips now but I still go back to the old VTB-1 from time to time just because I know what I'm going to get out of it when I put something into it... Darn good DI too. Thanks for the eye time.

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Excellent value for the price! June 23, 2010
Reviewer: John S. Trageser from Murfreesboro, TN United States  
I've used my first VTB-1 enough that I thought it warranted having a pair. It's not going to give you $1,000-per-channel price bracket performance, but it's got some good character and excellent versatility.

Run it as an insert, run it as a DI, feed it mic or line-level signals, even set it up dirty with high input gain and moderated output gain - it'll be happy.

With tube-blend at full, I had good results on male baritone with an Oktava 319. I've also liked most basses through it, both miced and after a DI (haven't used the Hi-Z input often, but it hasn't given me any trouble).

Did have a problem trying to rack my pair (see review of the VTB1-RK), but can't complain.

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Solid little performer December 6, 2005
Reviewer: AdamG. from Los Angeles,CAUnited States  
For $99 bucks why not?  I got the rack-mount for another $20 and this thing sits nicely in my rack.  The tube blend option is cool.  Sounds better than the pres in the MOTU 828mkii and the Behr ADA8000, but that's not saying much.  Very cool blue glow from within.  A nice cheap addition of a new flavor to your pre collection.

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