#1
Hi! Is anyone familiar with
the ADA MicroCab or the ADA Ampulator?

Are these preamps both straight DI units
that can/must ONLY output to recording mixers?

Or, can they be used within a rackmount chain of effects
towards adding tone/sound possibilities?

Can these two preamps output to an amp or another preamp
without recording/mixer board interaction or handshaking?

These two preamps are very interesting.
Thanks for any and all responses.
#2
Quote by Toppscore
Hi! Is anyone familiar with
the ADA MicroCab or the ADA Ampulator?

Are these preamps both straight DI units
that can/must ONLY output to recording mixers?

Or, can they be used within a rackmount chain of effects
towards adding tone/sound possibilities?

Can these two preamps output to an amp or another preamp
without recording/mixer board interaction or handshaking?

These two preamps are very interesting.
Thanks for any and all responses.


the micro cab is a cabinet emulator. you will need a preamp before the microcab then you can feed it to a board to a power amp.

the ampulator is pretty much the same kinda thing but runs a 12ax7 to help simulate a power amp as well as cab emulation

guitar -> preamp -> microcab/ampulator -> mixer/poweramp

both pieces of equipment require a separate guitar preamp, both provide a line out signal. they were ideally designed to record directly to a board but that same line level signal can be sent to a power amp or PA system.
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#3
Thank you. Good to know.
I'm always looking for interesting preamps.

I'll put one of the following rackmount preamps in front of the ADA:
* Rockmaster * Lee Jackson GP1000 * Ibanez DM2000
* any one of my BK Butler Tube Works Blue Tube rackmounts
* Rocktron rackmount compressors
. . . . then to the ADA emulators ~ then out to an amp head ~ perfect.

Most online info I've read, discuss the ADA's DI ability to recording mixers,
which is not what I want. I noticed the 1/4" output jacks and thought,
why not directly output to an amp?

Thanks again.
I'll start with the ADA Microcab and see how it goes. Toppscore
Last edited by Toppscore at Jan 25, 2014,