Soyuz Microphones Launcher Preamp
The Soyuz Microphones Launcher Preamp brings that old school magic sound to recordings made with only a common dynamic mic and an ordinary interface! This is no ordinary ivory box.
The Soyuz Launcher is a “pre-pre-amp” similar to other on the market, but unlike other boxes that promise clean, transparent gain, it will impart character and color while also boosting your gain by 25dB. The Launcher is not meant to be transparent and clean like other “gain boosters” on the market. Imagine taking a piece of a vintage analog console and putting it in a magic little box. It’s no longer a fantasy with the Launcher. If you’ve ever struggled to get “that” sound when plugging your mic into an interface without an external preamp, then struggle no more. The Launcher makes your mics sound like they’re running through a vintage console– even when they’re plugged into a simple interface or PA system.
Dream in Color
The Launcher imparts a truly special character and color that will bring your sound to the next level. With its custom hand wound transformer, the Launcher’s warm character will forever change the way you look at dynamic and ribbon microphones.
Prepare For Take Off
Whether on the stage, in the booth, or in your bedroom, the Launcher gives your microphones the ability to perform incredibly well with virtually any interface or preamp by optimizing the sound of your source, boosting your gain by 26dB, and lowering the amount of audible noise in your signal chain.
Take Your Sound With You
If you’re a musician, home or professional engineer, podcaster, voiceover artist, or just someone who loves making videos, the Launcher will take your sound to the next level. You don’t need a huge studio to have a huge sound– the Launcher will get you there no matter the time or place.
Countdown to Perfect Sound
The Launcher is the culmination of years of beta testing and feedback from real musicians and engineers around the world. At points we thought that we were chasing a phantom, but we refused to give up until the winning combination was found. The launcher’s custom transformer and proprietary circuit have become one of Soyuz’s most closely guarded secrets. Every Launcher is handbuilt in our own facility.
Soyuz Microphones Launcher Preamp Specifications
- Frequency Range: 10 Hz – 20,000 Hz (-1 dB)
- Gain: 26 dB (load >1kOhms)
- Max output level (0.5% THD): 8.3 dBV (2.6 V)
- Output noise level: 8 μV (JIS-A)
- Powering: 48 Volts according to IEC 61938
- Electrical impedance: 1 kOhms
- Recommended load impedance: >1k Ohms
- Current consumption: 5.0 mA
- Connectivity: 3-pin male/female XLR connector
- Size: 44 x 21 x 19 in (111 x 53 x 48 cm)
- Weight: 0.9 lb (410 grams)
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An excellent little preamp, definitely boosts my ribbons and dynamics to a healthy usable level for my interface. I give it four stars rather than five because the advertising gives the impression this thing will rock your world with color, when in fact the difference is quite subtle. Nevertheless it is there, and the launcher is a great, sturdy, and very useful little box.
This damn thing is really good. It is a special magic sauce box. It will make you want to re-record everything a 57 has ever touched. It is $200 dollars worth or heartache, frustration and rear view mirror gazing . And.... I am already planning to get another one. Owning a studio.... YAY!
I hate to have to say believe the hype but... best sound out of a 57 on a Marshall EVER! Now I kinda want a rack mounted 4 or 8 channel set up for recording the kit.