Modern audio production relies increasingly on digital systems for
recording and mixing processes (DAW's, digital consoles etc.). But still
digital systems do not offer the same audio qualities and sound
characteristics of high-end analog equipment. Especially digital
equalizers and other aspects of the mixing domain cannot compete with
the open, transparent sound of the best analog gear. So today more than
ever, your input signal has to sound as good as possible—the quality of
your original tracks will largely define the end result.
Attacking this problem on the preamplification front, with the goal of
noticeably improving a signal and sending it along its path with a
healthy foundation, requires a great deal of thought and engineering
effort – like with the GainStation 1.
Its very compact design allows for free placing also outside of a rack
(e. g. close to the microphone). Musicians can place the GainStation 1
easily on a rack or amplifier.
To accommodate portability, the optionally available SPL GainBag
ensures safe transport of the GainStation 1 and offers additional
storage for cables and an average-sized microphone. For more permanent
installations, up to four GainStation 1's can be rack-mounted in one
optionally available 3-unit mounting frame.