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PRE-TUBEPRE V2

Global Warming for Mics and Instruments

TubePre V2: 1-channel Tube Preamplifier/DI Box

 

A versatile preamp with impressive dynamic range and detail.

Compact and affordable, the ever-popular TubePre V2 professional tube preamplifier employs our popular XMAX Class A solid-state preamp, followed in the signal path by a 12AX7 vacuum-tube stage. A dual-servo (no capacitors) gain stage lets you boost the signal to smoking hot levels without significantly increasing noise. Discrete components and high-voltage operation offer dynamic range and detail not found in other single-channel tube preamps in its class. Built tough enough for serious gigging, the TubePre V2 is a great choice for guitars and microphones alike.

 

From gentle warmth to total fuzz with the twist of a knob.

XMAX microphone preamps deliver incredibly high headroom, deep lows, smooth highs, and a rich overall sound garnering them rave reviews from users and the media alike. The 12AX7 vacuum tube that follows the XMAX in the TubePre V2 was hand-selected and carefully tested for electrical conformity and freedom from microphonics. Twist the Drive saturation control to add the “color” that only a hand-selected 12AX7 can deliver — from gentle warmth to total fuzz.

 

A versatile tool that’s built to travel.

Housed in a rugged case that is built to travel, the TubePre V2 rear panel sports separate unbalanced, ¼” instrument and balanced, XLR mic inputs and unbalanced ¼” and balanced XLR line outputs. Use it as a straight-up tube preamp or a dynamite direct box (DI) for guitars and basses. We’ve provided all of the extras you need, including a highpass filter, phantom power, polarity reverse, and a backlit VU meter. Yet with all its features, it’s small enough to carry almost anywhere—or simply screw-mount it to a standard rack tray.

 

Great sound, live or in the studio.

Live or in the studio, the TubePre V2 is a great-sounding tool you’ll use on a variety of sources. Add just the right amount of tube distortion to guitars, basses, and mic signals. Go lightly for gentle warmth or go all-out for solid crunch—it’s up to you. So give your ears a treat and test the TubePreV2 at your favorite PreSonus® dealer. Then check out the price— and prepare to be amazed. Because with PreSonus, big sound does not have to cost big money.

 

PRE-BLUETUBE DP V2
Blue Tube DP V2

Vacuum Tube and Solid-State Performance in One Amazing Preamp

Two channels of great sound, live or in the studio.

Live or in the studio, the BlueTube DP V2 is a great-sounding tool you’ll use on a variety of sources. Add just the right amount of tube distortion to guitars, basses, and mic signals. Go lightly for gentle warmth or go all-out for solid crunch. Use one channel as a solid-state preamp and the other as a tube preamp—it’s up to you. So visit your favorite PreSonus dealer and check out the most versatile mic/instrument preamplifier in its price range: the BlueTube DP V2.

 

A dual-personality preamp with an amazing variety of tones.

Compact, affordable, and capable of a stunningly wide range of tones, the BlueTube DP V2 dual-path mic/instrument preamplifier offers two independent channels, each with an XMAX Class A solid-state preamp, followed in the signal path by a 12AX7 vacuum-tube stage. A Tube Drive control provides a wide range of sounds: When clicked off, you’re using the solid-state preamp for quiet, transparent amplification; when engaged, your signals flow through the tube preamp, and you can achieve anything from gentle warmth to edgy distortion. Equipped with instrument and mic inputs and built tough for serious gigging, the BlueTube DP V2 is a great choice for guitarists, bassists, singer/songwriters, and more.

 

Transparent solid-state, warm tube distortion, and everything in between.

With the BlueTube DP V2 dual-path preamp, you get the best of two worlds. Our popular Class A XMAX solid-state preamps are widely lauded for their clarity and transparency, delivering incredibly high headroom, deep lows, smooth highs, and a rich overall sound. Found in many PreSonus products, it has received nothing but raves from users and the media alike. Our tube preamps are beloved for their warm, smooth sound, and the 12AX7 vacuum tubes in the BlueTube DP V2 are hand-selected and carefully tested to ensure top audio performance. Whether you want clean, transparent sound; ear-shredding fuzz; or something in between, you can achieve it with the BlueTube DP V2.

 

The most versatile preamp in its class—and built to travel.

The BlueTube DP V2 offers far and away the widest variety of tone-shaping capabilities of any preamp in its class. Housed in a rugged, half-rackspace case that is built to travel, its rear panel sports two combo mic/instrument inputs and unbalanced ¼” and balanced XLR line outputs. With two dual-path channels and this complement of I/O, you can use it as a preamp and as a direct box (DI) for guitars and basses. Singer-songwriters can run their vocal through one channel and their guitar through the other, feeding both to the P.A.—no guitar amp needed. And we didn’t forget the extras: an 80 Hz highpass filter, phantom power, a -20 dB pad to control hot input signals, polarity reverse, and a backlit VU meter. Yet the BlueTube DP V2 is small enough to carry in a gig bag—or screw-mount it to a standard rack tray.

 

 

PRE-DIGIMAX DP88
DigiMax DP88

Expand Any Studio with Recallable XMAX Preamps

DigiMax DP88: 8-channel A/D/A Converter with Remote Preamps

 

The next generation of preamp/converters.

For more than a decade, DigiMax-series preamp/converters have been relied on in countless recording studios worldwide. The DigiMax DP88 is the latest innovation in the DigiMax line, offering digitally controlled, analog preamps and unmatched digital conversion up to 96 kHz. Like its predecessors, the DigiMax DP88 provides the connectivity, flexibility, and professional sound quality to make it a perfect fit in any studio environment.

 

A smooth trip from analog to digital.

The DigiMax DP88 is equipped with audiophile-grade, Burr-Brown processors to deliver top-quality digital conversion up to 96 kHz. These converters provide 118 dB of dynamic range and are backed by a boast-worthy clock with sub-50 picosecond jitter to capture complex musical harmonics smoothly and naturally. You’ll hear every breath, transient, and detail of a performance in your recordings.

 

XMAX preamps, now with remote control.

XMAX preamps provide high headroom, low noise, wide dynamic range, and extended frequency response. The resulting musicality and transparency has made this design an industry favorite. In 1995, PreSonus® patented digital control over analog circuits for our first product. Building on this legacy, we created a separate digital volume-control circuit ahead of our award-winning analog XMAX preamp design, providing the convenience of digital recall without sacrificing fidelity. The DP88 is equipped with eight of these digitally controlled XMAX preamps, making it a first-rate front end or expander for any studio.

 

A natural extension for the Studio 192 and Studio 192 Mobile.

Although the DigiMax DP88 is the perfect companion for any audio interface with ADAT I/O, it was designed to seamlessly extend the analog I/O of PreSonus® Studio 192 and Studio 192 Mobile audio interfaces. When the DP88 is connected to a Studio 192 or Studio 192 Mobile via ADAT, its eight XMAX analog preamps are fully remote-controllable from PreSonus’ Studio One® 3 DAW, Studio One Remote for iOS®, and UC Surface control software. These capabilities extend the interface’s analog inputs sonically and functionally.

 

Easy MIDI control.

While we can’t provide the same level of integration with every audio interface that we can with the Studio 192 and Studio 192 Mobile, the DigiMax DP88 is equipped with MIDI I/O for easy remote control from anywhere. By using simple MIDI CC messages to control level, phantom power, and direct ADC input, the DigiMax DP88 fits into any DAW environment. Simply connect it to your MIDI interface, enable it as a MIDI device in your DAW, and start remote controlling your preamps and recalling preamp settings with your audio sessions.

 

Flexible I/O makes setup a snap.

Flexible rear-panel I/O makes it easy to incorporate the DigiMax DP88 into any studio environment. Access the preamps using XLR or DB25 connections. Eight direct, analog-to-digital, line-level inputs are available on DB25 and can be accessed per channel with a front-panel button, allowing you to keep all of your gear connected at the same time. Eight balanced DAC outputs are provided via DB25 so you can expand your interface’s outputs for monitor mixes or speaker switching. You also get eight balanced direct outputs on DB25 and eight channels of ADAT/dual SMUX optical I/O up to 96 kHz.

 

The legend remade.

The DigiMax DP88 provides professional sound quality and features previously unavailable in its class: Eight digitally-controlled, Class A microphone preamps; top-quality Burr-Brown converters with 118 dB of dynamic range; a boast-worthy digital clock with sub-50 picosecond jitter; and flexible connection options. Like its DigiMax-series predecessors, the DigiMax DP88 is sure to set a new standard for eight-channel converters.

 

PRE-STUDIO CHANNEL
Studio Channel

Make Everything Sound Better!

Studio Channel: 1-Channel Vacuum-Tube Channel Strip

 

The Anywhere Channel.

We named this channel strip the Studio Channel, and indeed it’s a wonderful studio tool. But it’s great for live performance, too. Featuring tube preamplification, a VCA-based compressor, and three-band EQ, it delivers a huge variety of timbres. Produce luscious, in-your-face vocals, dynamic acoustic piano, and fat, solid bass guitar, not to mention crystal-clear acoustic guitars and cracking snare. Yes, we got the name wrong; we should have called it the Anywhere Channel. But we got the design right.

 

Impressive headroom and a huge variety of fat sounds.

The Studio Channel’s Class A preamplifier starts with a high-output 12AX7 tube that operates on voltages double that of other preamplifiers in its class. The result is lots of headroom and big tone. Gain and Tube Drive controls enable a wide range of sounds, from transparent and clear to edgy and overdriven. A -20 dB pad, 80 Hz highpass filter, and polarity reverse let you tweak your signals to sit properly in the mix.

 

Fast, smooth, musical VCA compression.

Our VCA-based compressor is known for musicality and fast attack, with the ability to tame the fastest transients. From slap bass, to snare drum, to vocals, the Studio Channel’s compressor allows you to record blazing-hot signals with accurate dynamics control. In addition to ratio, threshold, attack, release and gain controls, it offers a convenient Auto Attack/Release feature with preset attack and release curves. The backlit VU meter can display gain reduction or output gain.

 

Sweet three-band EQ—before or after the compressor.

The three-band equalizer in the Studio Channel is a precision tool, with the ability to carve out unwanted frequencies as well as tailor your tone to enhance your sound. The EQ can be pre- or post-compressor, and you can bypass each stage independently. Custom-designed amplifiers deliver sweet-sounding gain and cut for smooth highs; deep, solid lows; and clear midrange. The midrange band is fully parametric, with variable Q, while the high- and low-frequency bands are semi-parametric, with Frequency and Gain controls but fixed Q, and can be either shelving or peak bands.

 

Tasty spices that work with virtually everything.

In the lunch room at PreSonus’® Baton Rouge headquarters, it’s an article of faith that Cajun spices taste great with almost everything. The Studio Channel is equally versatile, delivering great sound for virtually any type of recording or live music. And with separate XLR mic, balanced ¼-inch line, and unbalanced ¼-inch instrument inputs and balanced XLR and ¼-inch outputs, you can connect it to almost any recording interface, amp, or P.A. This really is an Anywhere Channel! Hear it for yourself at your favorite PreSonus dealer.

 

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