Der VLC besitzt die Gene von D.W.Fearns berühmten VT-1 und VT-2 Mikrofonvorverstärkern, und wie diese klingt der Hazelrigg Industries VLC sehr edel und cremig.
Im Zusammenspiel mit dem passiv aufgebauten Equalizer (Low Cut, Low Boost, High Boost, High Cut) als Soundshaper, lassen sich eine breite Palette sehr natürlich klingender Sounds abrufen.
Der Equalizer ist durch den Aufbau mit Spulen nie harsch oder schrill.
Die Ein- und Ausgänge des VLC-1 sind übertragersymmetriert.
Frontseitig befindet sich ein umschaltbarer Mikrofon-/ DI-Eingang, rückseitig findet sich ein Mikrofoneingang und ein zusätzlicher Lineeingang
- Kombinierter Mikrofon- / Line-/ DI Vorverstärker mit vierbändigem LC-Equalizer
- Dedizierter Line-Eingang
- Frontseitiger Mikrophon- und DI-Eingang
- Arretierbarer +48V Phantompower-Schalter
- von D.W.Fearn entwickelter Verstärker und Netzteil
- Übertragersymmetrierter Ein- und Ausgang
- Reines Röhrengerät
- Passiver vierbändiger Equalizer mit speziell für Hazelrigg gewickelten Spulen
“When you have clients literally stop mid-performance to tell you how amazing their voice or instrument sounds through the VLC, you know it’s a keeper!” – Mat (Songsbury) Teofilo, Musician/Producer/Engineer
“Whatever you do with it…it sounds better. It’s only difficult to use because you don’t know which ‘better’ to go with.” – Dom Morley Producer / Engineer: Amy Winehouse, Adele, Sting, Nick Cave
“The moment you put this VLC box in your chain, you simply do not want to give this back!” – Wes “Wesonator” Maebe, Engineer/Producer
“Love my Hazelrigg pre and eq. It’s now an essential part of my vocal chain” – Spike Stent (Grammy winning producer/mixing engineer)
“My VLC-1’s are a staple of my workflow. They excel in both recording/production and mixing/mastering applications. In any given day, I could be mastering through them as a tube stage & tone-shaping EQ in the morning and producing Hi-Fi records with them in the evening. The tube character is present but not overbearing. You can hear them smoothing and fattening transients without losing energy or punch. In one case recently, the VLC-1’s literally saved a record during mastering. They brought musicality and space back to a very harsh and distorted mix. If you find my pair on eBay, it’s clearly because someone has broken into my studio and stolen them. NOT FOR SALE.” – Dale Becker, Becker Mastering
“It takes a lot to keep up with a band like Death Angel, but the Hazelrigg Industries VLC Preamp comes ready to fight. It’s all about tone, power and control and the VLC delivers every time” – Mark Osegueda, Vocalist: Death Angel
“Simply put the VLC is a stunning sounding Tube Mic pre! Easy to use and handled every vocal and instrument I ran through it with incredible sonic results. Running a bass direct through the VLC produced some of the best bass tones I’ve heard throughout my career. The VLC turned heads and ears during my recording sessions!” – Brian Moncarz, Award-winning engineer/producer
“When Hazel first arrived on my doorstep, there were no firm plans in place, but I knew she was here to stay. Right from the start, she exuded a presence and self confidence which was undeniable. A classic beauty, spanning time, she does not give away all her secrets straight away. I find myself constantly drawn to her, hungry to hear more…”Colin Hay (Producer, lead vocalist of the band Men at Work & solo artist)
“Knowing that I have 12 channels of pure, musical, lifelike capture permits me to focus my attention on what really matters: my relationship with the artist, the content of their ideas and what I can do to help them communicate with their audience.” – Jon Castelli (Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande)
I am absolutely blown away by the Hazelrigg VLC-1 Preamp. Recording my basses through this incredible unit allows me to hear details and nuances that I haven’t heard before. – ‘The Burner’ Al Turner, Bassist