Over the years, we’ve built a reputation for providing our customers with the sort of sound quality normally found in equipment that costs substantially more than what we charge. Our work has been used for projects on major record labels and countless independent ones. It’s been used on TV shows and commercials. It’s been used by major audio software companies to record sample libraries and provide customer demonstrations. We’ve done work for Grammy and Academy Award winning engineers, and for major studios in LA, NY and Nashville.
You can hear our work in major motion picture scores and soundtracks such as “Shutter Island,” on major television shows like ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars’, as well as on commercials for Fox and Chevrolet. BLA’s work is also utilized by prestigious organizations such as The Los Angeles Opera, major label acts like Maroon 5, Alison Krauss, Metallica, T-Pain, George Strait, MGMT, Beyonce, George Duke, Slayer, Erykah Badu, Rod Stewart, and The Donnas, as well as by independent artists like J Mascis, Sereena Maneesh, mewithoutYou, and many others.
The Seventeen is not the ’76 compressor that your grandfather recorded with. It isn’t even a remake but rather the Black Lion spin on what the ’76 Should have been. Designed in conjunction with hitmaker Tobias Lindell and featuring a redesigned and improved IC based front end, the Seventeen shows incredible detail and nuance normally not possible with this style compressor. This new front end circuit is coupled with our custom designed, made in Chicago output transformer, designed to give this unit a huge bottom end that balances out the open top end very nicely. We also include our proprietary Black Lion style power decoupling for an incredibly low noise floor. The Seventeen also uses high grade nichicon signal capacitors, widely considered some of the highest quality caps available.
Introducing Black Lion Audio’s own 1073-style microphone preamp, the B173! Don’t let the price tag fool you. This is not only a serious contender for the most “bang for your buck” preamp in existence, but sonically stands on its own at any price point. Our goal was to capture the essence of the original 1073 at a price anyone can afford, and we’re proud to say that we’ve accomplished our goal! Tape Op gave it a run, and couldn’t agree more. Give the B173 a try and prepare to be blown away!
The B173 is Black Lion Audio’s homage to the highly revered 1073 mic pre. The B173 is a single channel mic preamp with input and output transformers, stepped gain, output level control, phantom power, and phase. It features a DI, 80dB of gain, and is housed in a 1U, 1/2 rack chassis.