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what is a preamplifier?

What is a Preamplifier? Why Do We Need Them?

Lots of newcomers to the recording industry hear this funny word and then ask "What is a preamplifier?" They don't wait for the answer and never think about it again. That's a shame, because while the preamp is one of the least interactive pieces of studio gear you'll ever have, it's possibly the most important. It's in the top three for sure. So let's break it down into simple terms and answer this question once and for all.