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Inspiration behind the WA-412.
When I first started holding regular studio sessions years ago I always desired to have more channels of high-end mic pre's. I could only afford to have one or two in my studio at a time, which was never enough to record a full band or drummer. I knew very well that if signals were not recorded well "on the way in" they wouldn't be salvageable later, but my budget constrained me, so many of the sources were recorded through poor-quality mic pre's. If the WA-412 was available back then I likely wouldn't have had to settle for poor, low-quality tone. The WA-412 was designed "for the people" (if you will) & we believe it will become a serious work-horse in many professional & home studios. - Bryce Young (founder)
The WA-412 has everything one would expect from this style of preamp & more! Output Trim has been added to each channel for precise control & creative gain structuring. We also added a Tone switch (transformer input impedance) to each channel, which allows either the warm & punchy classic console tone, or a more open & neutral sound
Each channel uses a fully discrete socketed 6-pin opamp that can be swapped with other opamps along with unique Altran transformers that extend the low frequency response of the design. The transformers also use a vintage winding technique that produces a very distinct smooth & open character.