Any studio worth its weight in gold has amplifier options for days. Something that will set your space apart from the rest is the new rackmount version of The Amp. This collaboration from Milkman Sound and Vintage King will give you a rack-ready amp that easily plugs into your workflow and works well with both pedals and outboard gear.
The new take on The Amp is actually the same as the beloved 50 Watt pedal version, but comes in a 19-inch rackmount chassis. The preamp of The Amp centers on a single 12AX7 running at high voltage in a discrete Class A circuit. Just like a guitar amplifier, the tube preamp reacts to what a player is playing, generating harmonics and a sweet sounding high fidelity tube tone that you will love.
In terms of dialing in your sound, the circuit features a master knob, a volume knob, and tube-based EQ with control over treble and bass. The Amp also features beautiful on-board reverb and tremolo effects. The reverb is controlled via a singular knob, while you can perfect your tremolo sounds with speed and depth controls. Both effects can be turned on and off via footswitch.
The Milkman Sounds and Vintage King rackmount version of The Amp offers a ¼” instrument input on the front panel and two different output options on the back. Engineers can send their signal straight to an interface or patch bay via the balanced XLR output and to their monitors of choice by way of the two ¼” speaker outputs. There is also a button for controlling ground lift on the back of the unit.
To demonstrate The Amp's clean and cranked sounds, Vintage King's Dustin McLaughlin is putting the rackmount amp through its paces in our new video. You can also hear how The Amp how handles bass, synthesizer, and pedals, in addition to how it interacts with outboard gear.