Warm Audio TB12 Tone Beast

Microphone Preamplifier

  • 1 channel with CineMag transformer
  • 71 dB Gain
  • Tone button to switch the impedance from 600 ohms to 150 ohms for mic and Hi-Z input
  • Switchable 48V phantom power
  • -20 dB Pad
  • HP filter
  • Switchable polarity
  • LED VU meter
  • External power supply
  • Model: 19" 1HE

Connectors:

  • Balanced XLR mic input in front and back
  • Line and Hi-Z instrument input 6.3 mm jack
  • Balanced line output XLR and 6.3 mm jack
  • Insert 6.3 mm jack

Further information

Channels 1
Number of microphone inputs 2
Instrument input Yes
Tubes No
Compressor/Limiter No
Equalizer No
De-Esser No
Phantom power Yes
Phase Reverse Yes
External effect loops Yes
Analogue Outputs XLR, jack
Digitale Outputs None
Headphone connection No
Level Meter Yes

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great all round pre

Kar1l, 16.04.2018
I recently decided it was time to upgrade from the built in preamps in my Focusrite Sapphire to a 'real' external preamp. My budget was about 600 EUR. Afer a LOT of online research, I narrowed my options down to 6 preamps, in roughly the same price range. The preamps were:


ART Pro MPA II
Warm Audio TB12 Tone Beast
Black Lion Audio B173 Preamp
FMR Audio RNP 8380
Warm Audio WA73
Focusrite ISA One Analog

As I will be using the preamp mostly for vocals and bass, I tested both those signals.
I plugged my Ibanez 600 in passive mode into my BSS DI, into the preamp. For vocals, I hooked up my SM7B straight into the preamp, into Logic X. The results:


The Warm Audio TB12 Tone Beast comes in bright orange, which I like, but some may not. Sound wise, it's definitely the most versatile of the bunch. There's a plethora of options to shape the tone, and it's definitely possible to get very different tones out of it. I liked it on my bass a lot, on vocals it felt a bit too cold. In the end, the TB12 didn't make the cut because of this.
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Variety of tones just from one box!

21.12.2014
I'm a one man band in my spare time, not a professional or anything like it. I was looking into Great River / Focusrite pro products names to take my home recordings onto the next level.

I did a quite a long internet-research about the best mic preamp etc i heard this name Warm Audio lots of times in audio production forums, i even made a thread for myself and many "pros" suggested this product to me.

Glad i went for it!! It was the best thing for my case, good price and many tonal possibilities just from one mic-pre-amp! If you aim for a specific sound, lets say your favorite rock band uses Great Rivers then go for that sound, if you are like me and you like varieties of tones just from one box then Warm Audio is a TOTAL TONE BEAST!
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