MusikMesse 2011 – Alesis debuts MicTube Solo

Frankfurt – April 7, 2011


Natural tube warmth for any mic or instrument.

Add warm, vintage tone to any mic or instrument with the MicTube Solo preamplifier. Ideal for any recording or live setup, the MicTube Solo features an easy-to-use control layout and one of the most classic sounding, lowest-noise vacuum tubes: the legendary 12AX7. Aside from the tube, the MicTube Solo features a minimized circuit path, so it preserves the essence of the signal coming from the microphone faithfully.

The MicTube raises the level of any mic up to line level, adding as much or as little of the tube’s signature sound as you like. Two knobs and four buttons are all you need to optimize the MicTube Solo for virtually any setting. You’ll find a -20 dB pad switch for mics with hotter outputs or louder sound sources. A phase reverse switch helps you optimize multi-mic setups, and an 80 Hz high-pass filter help cut bass, handling, and wind noise. And of course, the MicTube Solo provides +48 volt phantom power for any condenser microphone.


In additional to a standard 3-pin XLR jack for microphones, the MicTube Solo  also gives you a 1/4″, high-impedance DI jack for in plugging guitars and basses. Separate Gain and Drive (“vintage”) controls allow you to dial in the perfect blend of level and tone, and a vintage-style VU meter is perfect for keeping an eye on things. Professional XLR and 1/4″ outputs complete the professional package.

  • Tube microphone preamplifier
  • 12AX7 low-noise vacuum tube adds warmth and musicality to digital recordings
  • 20 dB Pad, phase reverse, and 80Hz HPF
  • Minimized signal path for clarity
  • 48V Phantom Power for condenser mics
  • Gain and Drive controls
  • Vintage-style VU meter
  • Quarter-inch, high-impedance DI input for instrument

MicTube Solo will be available from musical instrument and pro audio retailers Q3 2011.

 

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