The BAE 1073 MP (formerly Brent Averill 1073 MP) preamp yields a really fat sound. It seems to add subharmonics to the low end which makes the bottom end sound huge. It smoothes the top end which gives the highs a silky sheen. As well the 1073MP compresses transients a little bit. It is a smooth, fat., larger than life sound. An added bonus is to use the DI inputs to fatten samples, synths and mixes since the DI can handle line levels.
Set the gain knob (red Marconi) around 20 on the dial and set the output (grey knob) fully clockwise. This gives you the highest headroom and cleanest signal path. Every click is in 5db increments so if one click is too hot, attenuate the output to get inbetween the 5db steps.
Another trick people like to do is to put the final mix through the line inputs on the back to get that harmonic distortion. To get even more of that Class A output stage is to come out of channel 1 and into channel 2 then you have an accumulative effect of that classic output stage.
BAE 1073 MP Dual Channel with PSU's features
- Two Class A preamps with direct inputs in a single rack space with a power supply
- High Impedance direct input for guitar and synthesizer
- Output level control serves as gain trim between the 5 dB steps on gain switch
- Balanced mic input and balanced +4 dB output are on XLR connectors on the rear of the module.
- Similar Class A preamp as Neve* 1073 equalizer/preamp modules
- Pad is an integral part of the gain switch same as Neve* 1073 equalizer/preamp modules
- Oversize remote power supply can operate up to four channels of preamp
- Phase reverse button
- Impedance select between 1200 and 300 ohms
- Direct input switch
- Balanced line input
- 48v phantom power
Same 283 amp card as 1073
Same transformers as the 1073
Same hand-wired modular construction that BAE is known for.