Great DAW front-end with pro features and sound at a wallet-friendly price!
Every one of your mics will benefit from the PreSonus Eureka Pro Recording Channel. It is a high-quality single-channel recording front end with mic preamp, compression, EQ, phase inversion, rumble filter, and high-pass filter. The Class A transformer-coupled channel strip device features variable impedance and a saturation knob for tube saturation emulation. The full-featured compressor has variable threshold, attack, release, and gain makeup controls. Soft-knee compression mode and a hi-pass filter on the sidechain for frequency-dependent compression such as de-essing.
The audio transformer on the input stage offers a fully parametric 3-band EQ with overlapping bands and switchable staging for the EQ and compressor, enabling you to swap the order of the EQ and compression. Instrument, line, and microphone inputs as well as switchable gain reduction for the VU meter, dual outputs (TRS and XLR) that can be used simultaneously, and an optional digital output card capable of up to 24-bit 96kHz output on AES/EBU or S/PDIF. 48V phantom power unit with an 80Hz rumble filter, a 20dB pad, a phase inversion button, and balanced send and return jacks for inserting outboard gear.
- Class A transformer-coupled mic preamp channel strip device
- Variable impedance
- Saturation knob for tube saturation emulation
- Full-featured compressor with variable threshold, attack, release, and gain
- Soft-knee compression mode
- Hi-pass filter on the sidechain
- Audio transformer on the input stage
- Fully parametric 3-band EQ with overlapping bands
- Switchable staging for the EQ and compressor
- Instrument, line, and microphone inputs
- Switchable gain reduction for the VU meter
- Simultaneous dual TRS and XLR outs
- 48V phantom power unit
- 80Hz rumble filter
- 20dB pad
- Phase inversion button
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Comments about PreSonus Eureka Pro Recording Channel:
I was using a borrowed Vintech X73 strip when the owner had the nerve to want it back. I couldn't afford to buy a Vintech, so I began researching pre's. I wound up buying the Eureka because I've always had good luck with PreSonus' other products in my studio, and I am so glad I did.
The builtin compressor gives me options I didn't have with the Vintech. I've not got a huge budget, but with this pre and my trusty AKG 3000B I can get wonderful vocals with crisp highs, smooth clean lows and great articulation. After switching back and forth between my vocal mic and my instrument mic for micing guitar, I bought a PreSonus Studio Channel for the guitar, but that's another review. You cannot beat the quality of a PreSonus product for the price.
Although my ear is not what I would call professionally trained and I've probably spent too much time in high decibel environments, I think my recordings sound better with the Eureka than with the Vintech.That probably has something to do with the compressor, which I use very lightly.
I also love the guys at PreSonus. They are trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent.