You’ve wisely invested in world-class microphones from Neumann and other top manufacturers. Naturally, you want to maximize their performance — which means directing a critical eye towards the preamps in your studio. Legendary German microphone company Neumann’s first new mic preamp design in decades, the 2-channel V 402 is a stunning technological achievement. Launched in the 1980s, their storied V 476b preamp is still in use worldwide. Neumann has leveraged today’s state-of-the-art parts and transformerless circuit technology in the V 402, and the sonic rewards are, well, sumptuous, to say the least.
0:00 — Intro
1:01 - Overview
03:15 — Mesa/Boogie Fillmore amp miked with Royer R-122 and Shure SM57 mics
03:30 — Monrad Classical miked with two Neumann KM 184 mics
03:45 — G&L L-2000 bass direct to V 402
04:00 — Taylor Grand Pacific with two Neumann KM 184 mics