(0)

Questions? Call Us:
866-334-8859

Radial Engineering PreComp
500 Series Channel Strip Module with Microphone Preamp & VCA Compressor

OUR PART #  PRE-COMP

Our Price: $349.99
List Price: $400.00
You save 13%! (Low Price Guarantee)
Usually ships in 7-14 business days.
Need it sooner? Call us!

Recommended Accessories

Readial Engineering PreComp Features:

  • Combination preamp and compressor
  • Accustate gain control for low noise
  • Full function compressor for dynamic control
  • Each processor may be accessed separately

The PreComp channel strip is a combination mic preamplifier and compressor made for the popular 500 series rack format and designed to bring greater efficiency to the recording process by simplifying the signal path and gain stage management.

The single wide module begins with a high performance preamp that can deliver in excess of 60dB to handle all types of microphones. Equipped with Radial's unique Accustate gain control, the PreComp simultaneously sets the output and sensitivity to maximize signal-to-noise at all levels. This is particularly important when recording in the digital domain where background noise can often be audible during quiet passages. A full-feature VCA compressor follows with adjustable threshold, compression ratio and gain make-up controls. The advanced compression algorithm reads the program material and automatically transitions from soft-knee to hard knee as the signal rises above the threshold. A simple slow-fast switch makes it easy to set the PreComp for either vocals or percussion.

Once connected to a 500 series power rack, connections to and from the PreComp are automatically routed to the XLRs for balanced operation. When used with a Workhorse, connectivity increases with 1/4" TRS connectors and D-Subs while the Omniport provides direct patching to the preamp or the compressor, enabling the engineer to use each processor separately. Other features include 180° polarity reverse for phase matching two microphones, a high pass filter to eliminate unwanted resonance, 48V phantom power for condenser mics and an IN/OUT switch that lets you quickly compare the original uncompressed signal with the processed result.

This makes the PreComp an excellent choice for recording, broadcast and post production suites where instant control over voice and instrument is desired. The PreComp will also be a favorite for multi-channel live recording engineers where the small footprint can accommodate many input channels in a higher density rack.

Applications:

  • PreComp for voice-over in post production - The PreComp is the perfect channel strip for recording a voice-over in post production or tracking a vocal when recording. Plug your mic in, set the mic level, then add a touch of compression to level the signal and keep it out of the red. The PreComp is quick and easy to use.
  • Using the PreComp in a broadcast studio - The PreComp is the perfect front-end for on-air broadcast. Set the level, add the appropriate amount of compression to ensure the voice is maximised and let the show begin! For greater tonal control, add the Q4 parametric EQ into the signal chain using the Omniport 1/4" TRS insert.
  • Using the PreComp for live recording - Use the PreComp to capture the signals right from the microphones and keep the dynamics under control to prevent distortion. Split the signal by using the 1/4" TRS output on the Workhorse to feed the recorder and the XLR out to feed the PA system.
500 Series 10-Slot Rackmount ChassisRadial Engineering Powerhouse 500 Series 10-Slot Rackmount Chassis

Features: 10-slot design for maximum densityIndividual XLR & 1/4" TRS I/O on each slotEasy-Glide module alignment trayInnovative feed and link functionsRadial Engineering's Powerhouse is a 10-module 500 series power-rack designed to ...

In Stock

Free Shipping Available

Our Price:$899.99List Price: $1,000.00You save 10%!

8-Slot 500 Series Module Rack with 8-Channel MixerRadial Engineering Workhorse 500 8-Slot 500 Series Module Rack with 8-Channel Mixer

Radial Engineering's Workhorse 500 Features: 500 series 8 slot rack with 8x2 summing mixer Backwards compatible Plenty of current for power-hungry modules Dual output headphone buss for monitoringThe Radial Workhorse is a modular ...

Usually ships in 7-14 business days.
Need it sooner? Call us!

Free Shipping Available

Our Price:$1,399.99List Price: $1,650.00You save 15%!

8-Slot 500 Series FrameRadial Engineering WR8 8-Slot 500 Series Frame

Radial Engineering's Workhorse WR8 is an 8-slot 500 series mixer that is 100% compatible with all standard 500 series modules.  Individual XLR inputs and outputs are complimented with parallel 1/4" TRS connectors and Pro-Tools ...

Usually ships in 7-14 business days.
Need it sooner? Call us!

Free Shipping Available

Our Price:$749.99List Price: $850.00You save 12%!

500 Series 6-Slot Desktop Power RackRadial Engineering SixPack 500 Series 6-Slot Desktop Power Rack

The Radial Engineering SixPack is a desktop power rack for 500 series modules that lets you mix and match up to six modules and safely power them to create a stereo channel strip or unique signal chain.The design begins with a heavy 14 ...

Usually ships in 7-14 business days.
Need it sooner? Call us!

Free Shipping Available

Our Price:$499.99List Price: $600.00You save 17%!

500 Series 3-Slot Desktop Power Rack FrameRadial Engineering Workhorse Cube 500 Series 3-Slot Desktop Power Rack Frame

Features: Desktop power rack houses three 500 series modules Compatible with Radial and older API systems Provides up to 500 milliamps of shared current Optional angles let you recess it into the table topThe Cube™ is a three ...

Usually ships in 7-14 business days.
Need it sooner? Call us!

Free Shipping Available

Our Price:$349.99List Price: $400.00You save 13%!

12 Thumb ScrewsRadial Engineering Thumb Set 12 Thumb Screws

This set of 12 thumb screws from Radial Engineering is designed for securing your 500 Series modules into a Radial enclosure.Radial Engineering Part #: R700 9100

Usually ships in 7-14 business days.
Need it sooner? Call us!

Our Price:$18.99List Price: $20.00You save 5%!

Radial Engineering PreComp
500 Series Channel Strip Module with Microphone Preamp & VCA Compressor

OUR PART #  PRE-COMP

Product Information:

Readial Engineering PreComp Features:

  • Combination preamp and compressor
  • Accustate gain control for low noise
  • Full function compressor for dynamic control
  • Each processor may be accessed separately

The PreComp channel strip is a combination mic preamplifier and compressor made for the popular 500 series rack format and designed to bring greater efficiency to the recording process by simplifying the signal path and gain stage management.

The single wide module begins with a high performance preamp that can deliver in excess of 60dB to handle all types of microphones. Equipped with Radial's unique Accustate gain control, the PreComp simultaneously sets the output and sensitivity to maximize signal-to-noise at all levels. This is particularly important when recording in the digital domain where background noise can often be audible during quiet passages. A full-feature VCA compressor follows with adjustable threshold, compression ratio and gain make-up controls. The advanced compression algorithm reads the program material and automatically transitions from soft-knee to hard knee as the signal rises above the threshold. A simple slow-fast switch makes it easy to set the PreComp for either vocals or percussion.

Once connected to a 500 series power rack, connections to and from the PreComp are automatically routed to the XLRs for balanced operation. When used with a Workhorse, connectivity increases with 1/4" TRS connectors and D-Subs while the Omniport provides direct patching to the preamp or the compressor, enabling the engineer to use each processor separately. Other features include 180° polarity reverse for phase matching two microphones, a high pass filter to eliminate unwanted resonance, 48V phantom power for condenser mics and an IN/OUT switch that lets you quickly compare the original uncompressed signal with the processed result.

This makes the PreComp an excellent choice for recording, broadcast and post production suites where instant control over voice and instrument is desired. The PreComp will also be a favorite for multi-channel live recording engineers where the small footprint can accommodate many input channels in a higher density rack.

Applications:

  • PreComp for voice-over in post production - The PreComp is the perfect channel strip for recording a voice-over in post production or tracking a vocal when recording. Plug your mic in, set the mic level, then add a touch of compression to level the signal and keep it out of the red. The PreComp is quick and easy to use.
  • Using the PreComp in a broadcast studio - The PreComp is the perfect front-end for on-air broadcast. Set the level, add the appropriate amount of compression to ensure the voice is maximised and let the show begin! For greater tonal control, add the Q4 parametric EQ into the signal chain using the Omniport 1/4" TRS insert.
  • Using the PreComp for live recording - Use the PreComp to capture the signals right from the microphones and keep the dynamics under control to prevent distortion. Split the signal by using the 1/4" TRS output on the Workhorse to feed the recorder and the XLR out to feed the PA system.
500 Series 10-Slot Rackmount ChassisRadial Engineering Powerhouse 500 Series 10-Slot Rackmount Chassis

Features: 10-slot design for maximum densityIndividual XLR & 1/4" TRS I/O on each slotEasy-Glide module alignment trayInnovative feed and link functionsRadial Engineering's Powerhouse is a 10-module 500 series power-rack designed to ...

In Stock

Free Shipping Available

Our Price:$899.99List Price: $1,000.00You save 10%!

8-Slot 500 Series Module Rack with 8-Channel MixerRadial Engineering Workhorse 500 8-Slot 500 Series Module Rack with 8-Channel Mixer

Radial Engineering's Workhorse 500 Features: 500 series 8 slot rack with 8x2 summing mixer Backwards compatible Plenty of current for power-hungry modules Dual output headphone buss for monitoringThe Radial Workhorse is a modular ...

Usually ships in 7-14 business days.
Need it sooner? Call us!

Free Shipping Available

Our Price:$1,399.99List Price: $1,650.00You save 15%!

8-Slot 500 Series FrameRadial Engineering WR8 8-Slot 500 Series Frame

Radial Engineering's Workhorse WR8 is an 8-slot 500 series mixer that is 100% compatible with all standard 500 series modules.  Individual XLR inputs and outputs are complimented with parallel 1/4" TRS connectors and Pro-Tools ...

Usually ships in 7-14 business days.
Need it sooner? Call us!

Free Shipping Available

Our Price:$749.99List Price: $850.00You save 12%!

500 Series 6-Slot Desktop Power RackRadial Engineering SixPack 500 Series 6-Slot Desktop Power Rack

The Radial Engineering SixPack is a desktop power rack for 500 series modules that lets you mix and match up to six modules and safely power them to create a stereo channel strip or unique signal chain.The design begins with a heavy 14 ...

Usually ships in 7-14 business days.
Need it sooner? Call us!

Free Shipping Available

Our Price:$499.99List Price: $600.00You save 17%!

500 Series 3-Slot Desktop Power Rack FrameRadial Engineering Workhorse Cube 500 Series 3-Slot Desktop Power Rack Frame

Features: Desktop power rack houses three 500 series modules Compatible with Radial and older API systems Provides up to 500 milliamps of shared current Optional angles let you recess it into the table topThe Cube™ is a three ...

Usually ships in 7-14 business days.
Need it sooner? Call us!

Free Shipping Available

Our Price:$349.99List Price: $400.00You save 13%!

12 Thumb ScrewsRadial Engineering Thumb Set 12 Thumb Screws

This set of 12 thumb screws from Radial Engineering is designed for securing your 500 Series modules into a Radial enclosure.Radial Engineering Part #: R700 9100

Usually ships in 7-14 business days.
Need it sooner? Call us!

Our Price:$18.99List Price: $20.00You save 5%!

Add to Cart

We're sorry, only of this item available



Call a Sales Pro at 800-356-5844 for more information

© 2016 Full Compass Systems, LTD  9770 Silicon Prairie Parkway, Madison, WI 53593  All rights reserved.

We are not responsible for typographical errors in pricing or product specification
inaccuracies in our catalog or web site. Prices are subject to change without notice.