HO-LY Crap: Manley Mic Maid

Remember THIS post? Well the folks at Manley Labs lashed out at me with wreckless abandon. WHY hasn’t anyone else ever thought of such a genius piece of gear?!

Never before has auditioning mics been so easy. The Manley MicMAID is designed to let you audition and select between up to four microphones and four microphone preamplifiers. Simply plug them all into this box, push the buttons, and pick your favorite combo! You can hear every mic through every pre, match output levels for each and every signal path, and save your favorite settings with the push of a button – all without unplugging a single cable. There’s even a front-panel DI with variable phase adjustment to guarantee a perfect match with your other inputs. As with all Manley products, the MicMAID is hand-built right here in the USA. Start cleaning up YOUR workflow with a MicMAID! Shipping begins first quarter of 2010.

Manley MicMAID Features:
– Connects 4 mics and 4 micpre’s through a convenient matrix
– +/- 19.5 dB gain adjust (0.5 dB steps) for each of the 4 signal paths
– Recall settings for gain, mic & pre combinations
– Unit generates phantom power to mics (selectable)
– Variable phase, ground lift for front-panel DI
– High-quality, gold-contact sealed relays throughout
I’d sell my left nu… roomate’s kidneys for this piece of gear. Come to think of it… would you like to come over tomorrow for a UFC party? There will be soo many drinks the bathtubs will be full of ice. Those knives? Those are just for breaking up the ice. You also get to meet my friend Dr. Korthauer. And if your drink tastes funny and you get sleepy, its probably just my water.

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From the age of eight, using my cheap Yamaha PSR-500 keyboard's 4 track limited recorder, I became fascinated with tracking audio. This quickly was sent into overdrive when my dad bought an Alesis ADAT. The rest was history. Many years later and too much money spent, I decided to use this fascination to help others. Thus, Everything Recording was born.