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 designed specifically 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 and for mastering tracks or finished mixdown.
All Instruments and Vocal Recorded with MP568C + British Console Colour Module.
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Listen to HQ 96k British Console Sound Samples
Samples Processed with C2584 and British Console Colour Module
Drums Less Drive
Drums Medium Drive
Drums More Drive
Electric Guitar Dry
Electric Guitar Less Drive
Electric Guitar Medium Drive
Electric Guitar More Drive
Guitar Less Drive
Guitar Medium Drive
Guitar More Drive
Guitar 2 Dry
Guitar 2 Less Drive
Guitar 2 Medium Drive
Guitar 2 More Drive
Less Drive=25% | Medium Drive=50% | More Drive=75%
Bass Synth Dry
Bass Synth Less Drive
Bass Synth Medium Drive
Bass Synth More Drive
Female Vocals Dry
Female Vocals Less Drive
Female Vocals Medium Drive
Female Vocals More Drive
Male Vocals Dry
Male Vocals Less Drive
Male Vocals Medium Drive
Male Vocals More Drive
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. Similar type of transistor which were used to built most famous classic British recording consoles.
The technology of manufacturing transistors in 60’s and 70’s was far different than today. This is why older classic recording equipment produces completely different type of sound.
Use the British Console Colour Module together with the MP568C for recording and get the sound of Classic British Mic Preamp!
The British Console is perfect for Recording and Mastering!
British Console has 3 modes of operation. The gain of each of the on-board Opamp can be set to 0dB or to +8dB. For Mastering purposes the gain of both Opamps should set to 0dB.
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 the application.
For recording 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!
Third option is to set +8dB of gain only with one Opamp. This can be useful for processing the line level signals ea. from synth or keyboard.