Dual-channel rack-mounted mic preamp and EQ of the legendary Trident A-Range console
The Trident A-Range is a dual-channel rack-mounted mic preamp and EQ of the legendary Trident A-Range console.
The Trident A-Range gives you the sound of this coveted console in a standalone package. It boasts the same all-discrete transistor circuitry originally developed by Malcolm Toft and Barry Porter in the ’70s.
The mic preamp is sonically rich and detailed and delivers enough power to power all microphones including ribbon microphones. It can also work with line level signals for mixing.
The Equaliser section uses inductor based low-mid and high-mid bands that defined the sound of the original console. Each of the four band offers a choice of four frequencies and 15dB of boost/cut.
It also boasts two insert points that can be switched between pre- and post-EQ to add your favourite processor. LED meters are provided between each section to quickly display the overall gain staging ensuring that the signal is not distorting anywhere in the chain.
ABOUT THE TRIDENT A-RANGE CONSOLE:
The Trident A-Range Console was designed by legendary designer Malcolm Toft and Barry Porter for legendary Trident Studios, located here in London. The original intent behind this console was to create a console that could facilitate a 24-track tape machine that the studio wanted to use while keeping the console small enough to fit in their control room.
Only 13 models have ever been built and as a result of its rarity and its stunning preamp and colourful EQ, it has a cult following with many artists and producers.
Notable artists who used this console include David Bowie, Rod Stewart and Frank Sinatra.
Trident A-Range Main Features:
A 2-channel version of the original Trident A-Range console that’s perfect for your analogue or digital recording rig
Loaded with the original all-discrete, transistor-based circuitry developed by Barry Porter and Malcolm Toft
Balanced inputs and outputs ensure the highest sound quality
Independent preamplifiers that are perfect for both microphones and line-level sources