British Console | The Sound of Classic British Mic Preamp!
- Inspired by Classic British Mic Preamp Design
- Class A Discrete Vintage Circuitry
- Two Independent Discrete Semi-Opamps
- NOS Silicon Transistors from 60’s and 70’s
- Optimised for 2nd Order Harmonics
- Asymmetrical Clipping Pattern
- 3 Modes of Operation
- 8/16dB Gain Mode for Saturation and Recording
- On Board Voltage Regulators
British Console delivers the sound of the Vintage British Mic Preamp in the compact and affordable Colour Module Format!
The British Console Colour Module circuitry relates to the heritage of the famous British mic preamp designed and launched in 70’s.
The British Console Colour Module adds subtle saturation and compression to the signal in all modes of operation.
In normal conditions, British Console produces less than 0.3% of THD – mostly second harmonics.
Although the British Console module is not an overdrive colour, it can be driven harder to achieve more audible results.
Depending on music material it will produce different results due to the asymmetrical clipping behaviour.
Designed for Professional Use!
The British Console Colour Module was explicitly designed for professional studio use. The circuitry was optimised for low noise performance.
On-board voltage regulators stabilise supply rails and filter-out any power supply noise.
This is very important since many 500 racks are equipped with Switch Mode Power supply which may introduce switcher noise.
The British Console Colour Module can be used for recording or mastering of a finished mixdown.
Audio Samples from Video
Samples recorded with MP568C Studio Grade Colour Preamp
Circuitry From Classic British Console
British Console Colour Module contains 2 independent Discrete Opamps.
Each Opamp is built with 3 NOS Vintage Transistors made in 60’s and 70’s. A similar type of transistors which were used to build most famous classic British Mic Preamp.
The technology of manufacturing transistors in 60’s and 70’s was far different than today. This is why older, classic recording equipment produces a completely different type of sound.
Use the British Console Colour Module together with the MP568C for recording and get the sound of the Classic British Mic!
The British Console is perfect for Recording and Mastering!
British Console has three modes of operation. The gain of each of the on-board Opamp can be set to 0dB or to +8dB.
To engage the Gain BOOST for each Opamp the jumper should be inserted.
For Mastering purposes, the gain of both Opamps should set to 0dB – both jumpers removed. Best results can be achieved at moderate drive levels before the audible clipping appears.
Such application will produce warm, little bit compressed and saturated sound. Even if the overall gain is 0dB, Opamps are still operating with +8dB of gain producing harmonics and colouring the sound.
The British Console colour module will always produce warm harmonics regardless of the application. For recording a total of +8dB or +16dB gain should be set. When used with MP568C, British Console creates fully functional Classic Mic Preamp!
You can record in real time, with real-life analogue hardware!
The third option is to set +8dB of gain only with one Opamp. It can be useful for processing the line level signals from synth or keyboard.