ART Tube MP Studio V3 Tube Microphone Preamp


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ART Tube MP Studio V3 Tube Microphone Preamp

Gearank Recommendation

The ART Tube MP Studio V3 was on our recommended list for Microphone Preamps from April 2020 until it was out-ranked by the Behringer MIC2200 V2 in September 2022.


The ART Tube MP Studio V3 brings several, high-end features to the sub-$100 preamp range.

The V3 stands for "Variable Valve Voicing" technology which enables you to select different kinds of tube coloration (or none at all) with a radial switch.

An output limiter protects your signal in the case of sudden transient jumps or dynamic performances.

A built-in VU meter lets you set gain levels more accurately than relying on your DAW.


  • Channels: 1
  • Mic Preamps: 1
  • Frequency Response:10Hz-20kHz
  • Input Connectors: 1 x XLR, 1 x 1/4"
  • Output Connectors: 1 x XLR, 1 x 1/4"
  • Controls:Gain, Phantom Power, +20db Gain boost , Phase Invert, V3 Voicing Control, Output
  • Dimensions: 1.75" x 5.75" x 19"
  • Weight: 4.5 lbs.
Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Best Microphone Preamps.

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