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ADA-MP1


 
12/7/2000 4:36 PM
webhead
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ADA-MP1
Hi  
A man has to keep himself busy. I set my mind to a digital thingy that stores my effect settings. The current effect processors seem to "suck" in a way.  
So, I'm thinking of an ADA-MP1. It has tube circuitry and is capabal of stocking my setups.  
I'm not thinking of buying it, I planning on building one. I'll probably take time but I'm not in a rush.  
The main concern now is really understanding how it works , what "module" does what (it has several PCB's) and are there PCB layouts out there ?  
Anything at all , hints, reviews concerning the ADA is welcome.  
Thank you
 
12/7/2000 7:29 PM
Rick Erickson
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[QUOTE]So, I'm thinking of an ADA-MP1. It has tube circuitry and is capabal of stocking my setups.  
I'm not thinking of buying it, I planning on building one.[/QUOTE]  
 
If you have the ability to do that you might as well just design & build your own. Start with a better sounding preamp circuit and then add digital control to it. The MP-1 had many shortcommings imo.  
The EQ section could have been designed better, the available boost & cut steps were too radical tgo allow fine tuning. I sold the one I had after exhausting myself trying to get a good sound from it.  
 
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12/7/2000 8:36 PM
webhead
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the digital part is the problem ...  
THe schematics I have aren't too clear and I need more info...  
I might mod the ADA circuitry ...
 
12/9/2000 3:21 PM
nigelbrew
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I used to have one of these preamps. really good for nailing that shredder tone.I recorded my first Instrumental project with it, and I sold it because I was desperatly short of cash. Of course I have since built my own high gain tube amp, I think the preamp would still be useful in a few situations.
 
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