Diffusion Audio is now shipping the Bassics BPA-1 analog bass preamp. Designed by studio equipment designer Malcolm Toft, the BPA-1 packs a preamp, tone controls, and compression into a floor unit with footswitches for each section.
It has two inputs with two low-noise pickup amplifiers with individual level controls. The three-band EQ has Low Bass, Mid Bass, and High Bass sections with level and sweepable frequency controls for each. Footswitches allow for bypassing the EQ as a whole or the individual sections.
Its Compressor is tuned to bass and has a single knob for dialing it in. Other features include an effects loop, dual XLR and TRS direct outputs, and a Mute switch. Check out this demo with Malcolm Toft:
The Bassics BPA-1 is available now with a street price of $599.
Bassics BPA-1 Preamp Features:
|Two low noise pick up amplifiers with individual level controls|
|Three band sweep EQ tailored for bass with individual bypass|
|Bass specific studio quality compressor|
|FX send and return with tuner support|
|Balanced DI outputs pre and post EQ - TRS and XLR|
|Illuminated controls and full signal metering|
|Massive headroom to avoid unwanted distortion|
|Self-contained universal power supply, idea for touring|