In Daking, we have found a manufacturer following in the tradition of the great console manufacturers like Trident, Neve and API. Geoff Daking has created a line of studio products whose sound quality and workmanship are second to none.
In Daking, we have found a manufacturer following in the tradition of the great console manufacturers like Trident, Neve and API. Geoff Daking has created a line of studio products whose sound quality and workmanship are second to none. Factor in their reasonable cost and Daking's excellent product support, and you have a value unmatched in the pro audio industry today.
The new Daking Mic-Pre IV offers four channels of high performance, Class A preamplifiers in a single rack space unit with outboard power supply. Configured for four microphone inputs or four line inputs from XLR/TRS Neutrik combo jacks on the back, plus four line inputs (+10 to -50) or 1/4 hi-z instrument inputs on the front, the Mic-Pre IV utilizes all discrete Class A circuitry with transformer-balanced inputs and outputs. The new Mic-Pre IV from Geoffrey Daking & Co. is the latest example of exemplary audio quality and craftsmanship in the tradition of the great British console manufacturers.
The latest addition to the company's range of professional recording studio products, the Daking Mic-Pre IV is a highly cost-effective solution for high-end preamps to be used in studio or live applications. Used standalone or in conjunction with a console, each input offers continuously variable gain control using Daking's signature aluminum knobs, a 20-segment LED level meter with +24db peak indicator, switchable mic/line or hi-z instrument, switchable +48V phantom power, switchable input phase and switchable 20dB pad.
The Daking Mic-Pre IV is housed in a robust all stainless steel enclosure with an outboard DC power supply in a separate housing, offering not only durability but immunity from noise and RF interference. The attention to detail extends to the internal components, which include gold bifurcated contacts on all relay switching. The supplied universal power supply can operate at any voltage for use worldwide.
The FET Compressor II, an updated version of the renowned Daking FET Compressor, features a new internal switch to facilitate active use of the gain makeup pot for console applications and also to fully bypass in line level rig application. Like its predecessor, it also includes: All discrete transistor circuitry, transformer balanced inputs (-10dbv or +4dbu) and output, class "A" amplifiers, all parameters switch selectable & repeatable, seven release time constants(.5 , 1 , 1.5, Neve 33609 Auto, A&D; Compex Auto, Fairchild 670 #5, Fairchild 670 #6), a three function vu meter (Input/Output/Gain Reduction) and stainless steel construction.
Insiders say: Fast and sweet, this compressor will soon become one of your favorites! Many find it to be the most flexible and useful compressor they own.
Following in the tradition of the great console manufacturers like Neve and API, Geoff Daking has created a line of studio products whose sound quality and workmanship are second to none.
Factor in their reasonable cost and Daking's excellent product support, and you have a value unmatched in the pro audio industry today.
".....Over the last few years I've used Daking mic pres and compresors on recording for artists such as Carole King, Tracy Bonham, Jane Siberry,Hanson,Michelle Branch, Rufus Wainright,Cafe Tacuba,Julieta Venegas, Juanes and many others...."
"....The mic pre/eq is a great piece of gear. It's got pristine clarity with a great vintage tone. Somewhat reminiscent of the Trident A Range console I started on at Cherokee Studios in the early '80s. It's great for snare drum, elec and acoustic guitars and vocals. Basically anything that requires some vibrant prescence and excitment ...."
".....The compressor works well on drums, room mics, electric guitars, vocals etc. It can go from the subtle musicallity of a vintage Neve type sound to the aggressive crunch of an eighties ADR Vocal Stressor or even a modern day Distressor...."
52270B List: $1,995
91579B List :$1,995