Dec 16, 2006
Well, I have been lucky enough to be chosen as the winner in a draw
for a -
Ultra-Voice Digital VX2496 Microphone Preamp
This is pretty awesome.
It came as a surprise, because I nominated Shane for this prize on
the Canadian Podcast Buffet last week. If you nominated a podcaster
on canadapodcasts.ca, you yourself were entered into a random draw
for a second Behringer.
Barry from Barrie Podshow was the winner of the nominated
podcasters, and I was the winner of the Horseshow Up My Butt
This thing apparantly can do a bunch of great stuff, and I look
forward to using it with Shane on future shows and on future
If I can convince my wife, Jhoan, to do a show with me, this little
beauty will be the gateway mechanism.
Thanks Mark and Bob at Canadian Podcast Buffet and special thanks
to The National Arts Centre which I believe is located in Ottawa.
These Ottawans are responsible for the giveaway in the first
If you're a sound-tech nerd, read the
"The Behringer Ultra-Voice Digital
VX2496 is a high-quality mic preamp and voice processor that
features an AES/EBU output (digital output up to 24 bit/96 kHz),
opto compressor, dynamic enhancer, expander, de-esser and tube
simulation. If you are a recording musician, home/project studio
owner, or work primarily in the digital domain and need to record
vocals into a digital system, this is your machine. Key features
include a 24-bit/96 kHz AES/EBU output with selectable sampling
rates or external clocking. The Ultra-Voice has a discrete ULN
mic/line input stage with soft mute +48V phantom power. Authentic
tube emulation circuitry provides for typical tube and tape
saturation sounds, and there is a true RMS expander for smooth
noise reduction. An opto-compressor provides inaudible dynamic
control and creative signal processing options. A voice-optimized
equalizer was specially designed for voice enhancement."