Designed to improve your studio’s workflow, the Radial Cherry Picker Studio Preamp Selector simplifies the matching of your perfect preamp with the perfect microphone for your recordings. A great tool for vocals, the Radial Cherry Picker Studio Preamp Selector allows you to ‘Cherry Pick’ the perfect sound for your vocal tracks. Create the best environment for capturing the perfect performance. Great for studios that see a variety of vocalists.
Radial Cherry Picker Studio Preamp Selector Features
- Select the best mic and preamp combination
- Passive 'straight wire' color-free signal path
- Built-in 48V phantom power for condenser mics
- Improve the workflow efficiency in your studio
Four front panel 'radio style' selector switches select the active preamp while automatically disconnecting the mic from the others. Completely passive and 100% discrete, the Cherry Picker features a 'straight wire' signal path. There is no active circuitry whatsoever in between the mic signal and the preamp. The audio signal switching is performed by a series of military-grade gold contact sealed relays for zero coloration and distortion to ensure a fair and honest comparison between preamps.
The rear panel is equipped with a balanced XLR input for the microphone and four balanced XLR outputs to feed the various preamps. When using a studio condenser, the Cherry Picker internally generates 48V phantom power so that switching between preamps will not disrupt the phantom power going to the microphone. This could otherwise cause severe popping in the audio system and headphones. Separate ground lift switches for each output help reduce noise by eliminating ground loops plus a handy mute switch turns all outputs off, enabling the engineer to leave the preamp settings untouched when testing out other mics.