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         Shimamoto Sound is a creative audio environment that seeks to bring the most out of an artist's music. Our staff is committed to working hard to make things right so our clients don't have to worry about the technical aspects of music. We offer top quality analog and digital audio technology for all types of music and have the experience to make the most out of these tools. We pride ourselves on being able to being able to offer our clients good deals because of our many years of experience and strong work ethic. Our projects are always done on time using efficient, time effective methods.         Contact Shimamoto Sound to see what we can do for you today. We're happy to answer all of the questions you may have about the recording process or the music business in general. We strive to help artists of all experience levels get the most out of their careers. Shimamoto Sound offers a variety of solutions for recording artists so that we are able to be a one stop answer for every aspect of a music career. Our experience and expertise in the music business has been proven it can take a music career to the next level.        



However, although the Precision 8 ascribes to the "simpler is better" approach, there are a few nifty features that set the Precision 8 apart from some of its other audiophile bretheren. One such feature is the adjustable peak metering. The Precision 8 does not have huge, sexy meters. Rather, it features utilitarian 5-step LED meters that give you a signal-presence indicator and four closely-spaced steps near the peak. A unique 5-position switch controls the peak reference point for the meters: +26 / +24 / +22 / +20 / +18. This lets you calibrate the meters to match the desired output level from the unit. What a terrific feature. I found that the +20 setting was a perfect match for my soundcard, letting me use the Precision 8's meters to perfectly prevent digital overs. Another great feature is the built-in mid-side decoding. With the press of a button, the channel 1 gain knob becomes the "mid" control and channel 2 knob becomes the "side" control, and the unit outputs M/S decoded material on channels 1 and 2. If you like to do M/S work (I do) then you'll appreciate this feature. In the past I have had to rely on digital M/S decoding in my DAW, but with the Precision 8 I can let the preamp do the decoding and audition the sound before I commit it to disk. That's pretty much the entire feature rundown of the Precision 8. It did leave a little to be desired. I can live without a bass rolloff, but at the very least, I would have like to have had input pads on each channel. Using the Precision 8 to record kick drum and toms, I found that I had to use inline pads on the mics to prevent clipping. True Systems sells DB25 and TRS inline -15 dB pads to use with the Precision 8. Pristine Sound The real feature of a preamp like the Precision 8 is the jaw-dropping clarity and purity of its signal, and on that count, this preamp absolutely does not disappoint. I had several preamps in-house to compare against. Since this is not a "product shootout" I will not name names, but suffice to say, these are some of the top names in the esoteric market. In every case the Precision 8 offered first-class transient response, frequency response, and absolutely no noise. It compares favorably with any of the most esoteric mic preamps available. Basically, you reach a level of accuracy where it becomes very difficult to discern a difference in a fair A/B test environment. I found a couple of preamps which were the sonic equal of the Precision 8. I found none that were its sonic superior.



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