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BAE Audio

  1. Buyer's Guide: BAE Audio

    Buyer's Guide: BAE Audio
    The roots of BAE Audio were planted back in the 1980s with the original Brent Averill Enterprises. It began with a focus on repairing and racking original Neve and API modules to bring the sound of a full mixing board into rack-mounted gear that could fit into any studio workflow. As the business evolved, Brent began replicating the original designs to the nth degree, using original spec components from OEM manufacturers (particularly the transformers) and wiring these all-discrete designs by hand. A reputation for build quality and sonic excellence was established that continues to this day. In the late ‘90s, Brent decided to retire. Enter Mark Loughman, a tech at the firm who decided to buy the business and continue the excellence. He renamed it BAE, a nod to both the original name and an acronym for British Audio Engineering, which was and still is the focus of the sonic signature created by BAE products. The classic “British EQ” and the sound heard on countless records emanating from the UK for the past five decades is at the heart of BAE. Continue reading →
  2. Buyer's Guide: UK Sound

    Buyer's Guide: UK Sound
    In late 2017, BAE Audio announced that they would be starting a new brand that continued to build on their legacy of recreating classic pieces of audio gear. Dubbed UK Sound, the company would kick off their product line with the 1173, which brought together a 1073-style mic pre and 1176-style compressor into one piece of gear. Since the release of the 1173, UK Sound has been steadily increasing their output and announced four new products in late Summer 2019. Read our new Buyer's Guide below to get a complete breakdown of all of the offerings from UK Sound and learn the differences between each product. Continue reading →
  3. Vintage King's Inside Look At BAE Audio

    Vintage King's Inside Look At BAE Audio
    While Mark Loughman claims to have come to America with just a bag of CDs and his guitar on his back, it's apparent from talking to him that he also brought something else. It was an insatiable hunger to put his stamp on the music industry, one that eventually led him to form BAE Audio. In the time since he took an internship, learned how to solder his first piece of gear and started his own company, Loughman has brought BAE Audio to great acclaim. The brand's take on the classic 1073 module (BAE 1073BAE 1073MPL, 1073DMP) and countless other pieces of analog gear have propelled them to the top of the pro audio industry and made them a staple in studios all over the world. Continue reading →
  4. BAE Audio Brings 500 Series Version Of 1073MP To Life

    BAE Audio Brings 500 Series Version Of 1073MP To Life
    1073MPL In the world of 1073 reproductions, few have come as close as BAE Audio when attempting to create a true-to-form replica of the famous EQ module. The English-based brand's 1073MP, a mic pre version of the original, has become one of the most popular models and comes as close to the original with today's modern parts. With the forward moving trend of bringing larger rack mount gear down to the 500 Series size, BAE has granted the wish of audio gear lovers around the world by creating a new 1073 module. The 1073MPL features the same Class A sound, impressive mids and rich low end that is trademark of the original piece of equipment. Continue reading →

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