About Behringer TUBE ULTRAGAIN MIC500USB Audiophile Vacuum Tube Preamplifier
Audiophile Vacuum Tube Preamplifier with Preamp Modeling Technology and USB/Audio Interface
Tubes can really warm up a signal fast, giving it depth and character. Though transistors have succeeded the technology, many musicians agree that tubes deliver a far superior sound. The TUBE ULTRAGAIN MIC500USB’s handselected 12AX7 vacuum tube gives everything from microphones to acoustic or bass guitars that vintage tube vibe – in a dependable and ultra-affordable package.
Put A Little Tube In Your Tone
The Behringer TUBE ULTRAGAIN MIC500USB audiophile vacuum tube preamplifier is perfect for studio and live applications. The balanced XLR and ¼ ” TRS inputs give you maximum flexibility in either scenario. It derives its personality from a hand-selected 12AX7 tube with UTC technology for superior tube character and low-noise operation. The MIC500USB is ideally suited for use with standard digital recorders and sound cards, imbuing signals with the warmth, presence and classic tubecompression that will bring your digital tracks to life.
The incredible MIC500USB’s controls consist of: switches for +48 V phantom power, 20 dB pad, Phase Reverse and Limiter; plus vintage-style Gain and Output knobs. An 8-segment LED meter provides accurate monitoring of output levels. And when used as a high-end DI (Direct Injection) box in the studio or on the stage, the Behringer TUBE ULTRAGAIN MIC500USB audiophile vacuum tube preamplifier delivers flawless performance and outstanding signal integrity.
A Voice All Your Own
To help you get the most from your new Behringer TUBE ULTRAGAIN MIC500USB audiophile vacuum tube preamplifier, we’ve provided 16 unique preamp voicings that cover a wide range of applications – including vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, bass, keyboards and more. Options include: Neutral, for a more natural sound; Warm, for adding the warmth typically associated with analog signals and vacuum tubes; Warm + Limiter, for additional warmth when working with high volume levels, sounds with frequent signal peaks, or directly recording an instrument with a mic (e.g., drums); and Limiter, for adding density and a consistent output level of all notes/sounds below clipping.
Although these voicings have been optimized for specific sound sources, feel free to experiment – you just might find that running vocals through the Warm E-GTR setting is perfect for your project. The amazing Behringer TUBE ULTRAGAIN MIC500USB audiophile vacuum tube preamplifier opens an entirely new and exciting world of creative possibilities!
There was a time when the recording process called for lots and lots of expensive gear, which meant the average musician had to buy time at a recording studio – and that time was pricey indeed. But modern technology has put personal recording well within the reach of virtually anyone with access to a computer. How do you get all that music flying around your brain into your computer? That’s where the Behringer TUBE ULTRAGAIN MIC500USB audiophile vacuum tube preamplifier comes in. Thanks to the builtin USB audio interface, you can connect directly to your PC or Mac computer via a single USB cable. Now any signal source you connect to the MIC500USB can be recorded directly to your hard drive.
Free Would Be Nice!
Because you’ll want to take full advantage of your MIC500USB’s recording and podcasting potential, we’ve included all the software you’ll need for audio recording, editing and even podcasting – all free of charge and downloadable from behringer.com. You’ll be ready to go live on your PC or Mac right out of the box! We’ve also provided a free download of more than 150 virtual instruments and FX plug-ins – turning your computer into a powerful home-based or mobile recording studio from input to output.
Compose. Record. Mix. Share.
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Vintage Sound, Modern Value
The Behringer TUBE ULTRAGAIN MIC500USB audiophile vacuum tube preamplifier gives you the sound quality of a vintage tube preamp and high-end DI box all-in-one – at a mere fraction of what a true relic of the 1960s would cost, plus the built-in USB audio interface lets you record straight to your computer. At a price this low, you owe it to yourself to find out where the MIC500USB’s real tube tone can take your sound.
You Are Covered
We always strive to provide the best possible Customer Experience. Our products are made in our own MUSIC Group factory using state-of-the-art automation, enhanced production workflows and quality assurance labs with the most sophisticated test equipment available in the world.
As a result, we have one of the lowest product failure rates in the industry, and we confidently back it up with a generous 3-Year Warranty program.