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BAE Audio to Showcase UK Sound 1173, Royaltone Guitar Pedal and 500C Compressor and at Sweetwater Sound’s 17th Annual GearFest

BAE Audio to Showcase UK Sound 1173, Royaltone Guitar Pedal and 500C Compressor and at Sweetwater Sound’s 17th Annual GearFest

Fort Wayne, Indiana — BAE Audio, a manufacturer of premium analog gear built to exceed vintage specifications, will highlight several of its groundbreaking products at during Sweetwater Sound’s 17th annual GearFest, to be held June 22 nd and 23rd at Sweetwater’s headquarters located in Fort Wayne, Indiana. During the event, BAE will showcase its new Royaltone stompbox, its 500C FET Compressor, and the new 1173 preamp / compressor by its UK Sound imprint.  

BAE Audio's Colin Leibich will be on hand to conduct live demonstrations of the company's new Royaltone guitar pedal. As the successor to the company’s Hot Fuzz, the Royaltone features a gentler, more subtle fuzz with added tonal capabilities. Attendees can visit BAE Audio’s booth on Friday, June 22nd and Saturday, June 23rd between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Now in its 17th year, GearFest is attended by thousands of gear fanatics from all across the country. The two-day festival features more than 400 product lines, including the newest musical instruments, music technology and audio equipment. The show also features several workshops, demos and artist performances, along with plenty of opportunities for attendees to experience music equipment on a first-hand basis.

Royaltone: A Stompbox Fit for a King
On display at GearFest will be the Royaltone, BAE Audio’s latest entry from its growing line of stompboxes. The Royaltone further explorers the possibilities of 70's era vintage English fuzz circuits in a dual-stomp format featuring powerful in-series 3-band tone circuit. Its fuzz circuit imparts an instantly recognizable spitting, buzzy grit that cuts right through even the densest mix. Two distinct switches on the unit engage either the tone or fuzz circuits. With the tone switch engaged, users can access and adjust a full frequency range with dedicated knobs for bass, mid and treble. Meanwhile, the fuzz circuit knobs consist of attack and level — providing exactly the right amount of required boost and compression.

UK Sound 1173: A Perfect Pairing
Meanwhile, UK Sound’s new 1173 Preamplifier/Compressor, also on display at GearFest, combines two of the most revered circuits in recording history: the 1073 preamplifier and classic FET compressor. The result is a unique preamp/compressor with plenty of analogue mojo. With controls for input and output gain and the well-known selection of 4:1, 8:1, 12:1, and 20:1 ratios, the 1173 delivers musical peak attenuation, warmth, and thickness to anything that passes through it. Its 1073 input stage, known for its high-end sparkle and low-end thickness, makes it particularly suitable on drums, bass, vocals, synths and many other instruments.

500C: The analog glue you need:
Finally, BAE will showcase its 500C, which represents two firsts for the company: it’s both BAE Audio’s first FET compressor and its first 500 series format compressor. Based on the design of studio staple FET compressors of the '60s and '70s heard on countless hit records, the 500C features controls for input and output gain, plus the four selectable, time-honored compression rations of 4:1, 8:1, 12:1, and 20:1. In addition to taming peaks, its premium components and classic circuit design add highly desirable analog warmth to your signal, making it an all-star for everything from drums to bass to vocals. Like all BAE Audio gear, the 500C is hand-wired in California to ensure the highest possible quality control.

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About BAE Audio

British Audio Engineering are manufactures of high end microphone preamp/equalizers faithful to vintage designs of the seventies and earlier. With a penchant for high quality transformers, everything is as close to the vintage philosophy as possible. All BAE equipment is hand-wired and soldered using discreet electronics, rather than economized on a circuit board.

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