“We’ve got quite a lot of new gear to show off at NAMM this year, including many new products from UK Sound — our new subsidiary that offers premium analog gear at an affordable price,” says BAE Audio and UK Sound CEO Mark Loughman. “We’re maintaining our commitment to high quality components and classic designs with all of our recently launched and upcoming BAE Audio products, as UK Sound advances its mission to provide studio-quality products at an accessible price point with several new product entries.”
Rack 'em up with BAE Audio
BAE Audio will showcase a brand new EQ for the 500 series: the 73L. This versatile and musical sound-shaping hardware borrows the design of the EQ section of the classic 1073 console preamp and EQ and fits it into a single lunchbox rackspace. The 73L is also the perfect complement to the recently launched R53 three-space horizontal rack, also on view at the BAE booth.
Following the success of its first guitar pedal, the Hot Fuzz, BAE Audio will debut its next offering for vintage stompbox enthusiasts at NAMM 2018: the Tonestack. This brand new dual-stomp pedal is based on classic a ‘70s silicon fuzz circuit known for its crisp and buzzy overdrive, recognizable from many well-known records of the period. It features unique tone controls for improved tweakability.
At this year's NAMM show, BAE Audio will also showcase its popular new PDI and PDIS direct injection boxes at its booth. The single and dual channel DIs feature an OEP/Carnhill transformer for a smooth analog sound and rugged solid steel chassis to ensure durable on stage or in the studio.
UK Sound: cut from the same cloth
UK Sound, which introduced its first product, the 1173 preamp and compressor, at last years NAMM show, arrives at this year’s convention with several new products that round out its line of quality, cost-effective studio gear. The 176 and 276 compressors are UK Sound’s new single and dual-channel FET compressors, making a high-quality version of this studio staple more accessible than ever.
Mirroring its parent company’s ability to translate classic designs to formats that meet every user’s needs, UK Sound will introduce a line of preamps and equalizers based on the classic 1073 preamp and equalizer. These include a flagship rack version of the preamp and EQ, as well as single and dual-channel standalone and 500 series iterations of the preamplifier section alone.
To learn more about BAE Audio and UK Sound, please visit Booth 15917 at the Anaheim Convention Center or http://www.baeaudio.com.
About BAE Audio
BAE Audio is a U.S.-based manufacturer of high-end microphone preamp and equalizers, all of which are faithful to vintage designs of the seventies and before. The company is committed to the vintage philosophy of hand wiring and hand soldering all of its components to achieve a high quality and authentically vintage sound. For more information on BAE Audio, please visit our website at www.baeaudio.com.
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