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MMC1A TEC Nominee 2005


Nominated by MIX Magazine for:

Outstanding technical achievement:

Microphone Preamplifier Technologi

MMC 1A MIC Preamp and DI and multiband compressor

MMC1A Description

Inspired by the success shown by our much-acclaimed TUBE-TECH SMC 2B Stereo Multiband Compressor, we have introduced this very special recording channel: A High End microphone preamplifier & multiband compressor with outstanding sonic properties – the MMC1A multiband recording channel


MMC1A can be a big help when recording or mixing difficult sources like very dynamic voices or instruments where the tonal character changes with level.

MMC1A can deliver "automated" control where it normally takes hours of work to achieve perfect results.

Many singers have been "saved" by the MMC1A.


Try the MMC1A on bass, acoustic or electric, It''s amazing, how it makes the instrument sit perfect in the mix!

Bass instruments can be dynamically treated to get rid of frequencies that makes the sound muddy.


MMC1A also opens up new exiting creative possibilities in recording and mixing full frequency range sources.

Acoustic guitars and drums can be treated in a whole new way with endless possibilities.


The MMC1A is very often used to process vocals in sound reinforcement with excellent results.



MMC1A User Statements


Al Schmitt,  Engineer, mixer, Producer. Multi Grammy Winner. Los Angeles USA
(Dianna Crall, Natalie Cole, Shelby Lynne, Ray Charles, Chris Botti, Babara Streisand, Steely Dan,Toto.) 
" A real great treat is the MMC1A for upright bass"














MMC1A Controls and Features





















MMC1A Technical Features


  • Mic. Gain in 2 dB and 10 dB steps
  • Selectable mic. impedance 600/1200/2400
  • Phantom Power (+48V)
  • Phase reversal
  • 20 dB pad
  • High impedance Direct Input
  • Separate line input (gain +/- 10 dB)
  • Lowcut filter (20 Hz / 40 Hz/off)
  • Optical gain reduction elements
  • Cont. variable Threshold, Attack, Release
  • Ratio 2:1 to 10:1
  • LED display showing gain reduction
  • Low, Mid, High Output Gain: off to +10 dB
  • Variable X-over frequencies
  • Low noise < -80 dBu @ 0 dB gain
  • Master Output Gain: off to +10 dB

MMC1A Technical Description


The MMC 1A  encompasses a complete front-end, including an additional

direct Instrument input as well as a separate line input.


The microphone input has switchable loading impedance, phantom power, phase reversal and a –20 dB Pad. All inputs are equipped with a low-cut filter.

The 3-band optical compressor is designed to maintain optimum summing of all three bands with a remarkably flat frequency response. A bypass switch shorts out the whole compressor.

Mic. Input/Output are balanced and have fully floating transformers with a static screen.

The Line Input is unbalanced, but an optional transformer is available.
The power supply and the sidechain circuits are based on a solid state circuit. With the exception of the output stage all DC voltages are stabilised.


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