2-610 Dual Channel Tube Preamplifier Trailer

January 1, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST

The Universal Audio 2-610 is based on the legendary Universal Audio 610 modular console. Designed by Bill Putnam, the Universal Audio 610 was among the first modular recording consoles. Early Universal Audio consoles were used in all of Putnam's studios including Universal Recording in Chicago and United/Western in Los Angeles. Many prominent engineers such as Bruce Swedien began their careers in these studios with this classic rotary knob console. The 610 was particularly well noted for its preamplifier, and has left its mark on countless classic recordings from Frank Sinatra to Van Halen, to the seminal Brian Wilson recording, Pet Sounds.

In this video, we highlight some of the features of the 2-610 Dual Channel Tube Preamplifier.

— Dave Crane