We know you wont believe it
so STOP READING! Get your guitar, and go check out the new Recto Pre, direct through a console.
Still reading? Then heres the deal:
There were several times we almost gave up. For three years we worked day and night to deliver the sound and
feel of our legendary Dual and Triple Rectifier® stacks
direct to tape. All this time we watched a digital parade of me-too modeling toys try to seduce you. But we chose an alternative approach to modeling
its called REALITY.
In a classic guitar recording, what you hear is the
sound of a tube pre-amp feeding a tube power
amp, driving a speaker. Note that a tube amp
and speaker share a magic and complex relationship because
each affects the other as they constantly respond to
changes in frequency and volume. And dont forget,
the cabinet also affects how the speaker moves as it
pushes air at the microphone, reacting with the ambient
characteristics of the room.
Got all that?
Now lets try to recreate this process sound and feel leaving out everything except the pre-amp. Ouch! You can see why we almost gave up.
Were not exactly sure how it works or even how we did it
only that we were determined to stuff a Recto® Stack in a two-space rack. And we didnt stop til it was over the top.
If you want to be like the original, why not start
with the original. And in fact we used the exact same parts and circuitry making
it killer for live too. Then we added extra recording tubes, six in total, five
custom transformers, a gang of tuned inductors and our thirty years of tone-questing
experience to duplicate on tape not just the soundbut the addictive feel of
a Recto® stack miced up in a great room.
Channel One alone will amaze you. Weve added the Fat and Brit modes from the mighty Road King™ to create a truly powerful arsenal of clean and roots sounds. If you never used Channel Twos amazing gain sounds, this Pre-Amp would be worth every dime just for its Channel One virtues alone. But trust ustheres more, much more: Raw, Vintage and Modern roam gracefully through all the realms of subtle gain expression before reaching a mind-bending fury of high-gain Recto performance.
So dont settle for less than the most recorded
and revered amplifier in contemporary music. Now those sounds and more are
instantly availableany time, anywhere at any volume level. Remember,
only Mesa makes the authentic Recto®.
So next time you want to track, dont get bogged down with hours of set up and miles of cable. Plug straight in to the Recto® Pre-Amp and get right to the heart of your playinginspiration.