“The difference between a thank-you note and a Grammy“
Parta production s.r.o. – Studio pARTa is official distributor and showroom for EU
A renown German pro-audio website Amazona reviews our 2DI4 Mk.II DI box !
“Bass players on a tight budget should look elsewhere, but for those who can afford it, this is probably the best DI box on the market.”
Zoran Todorovic and Boris Drazic met back in 1966 when they formed a band and started playing live gigs on the Adriatic coast in former Yugoslavia. Music has been fueling their interests ever since. The pursuit of a perfect guitar tone made Zoran enroll in Electrical Engineering studies, while Boris did the same dreaming of having his own recording studio.
They graduated in late 70’s and got steady jobs, but couldn’t rest before they put together their first 8 track studio in ’81. Their engineering and production work grew until the civil war drove them out of their homeland.
Boris spent 4 years in Germany working on recording and live music projects and then moved to Canada, while Zoran ended up in Los Angeles, where he ran a recording studio for about 15 years. The desire to be blasted by a loud guitar amp at 3 AM ultimately gave way to a subtler pursuit of the perfect sound, and the 2 friends reunited in Vancouver, BC in 2009. The Sonic Farm Pro Audio was born. www.sonicfarm.com
Official distribution partner in Europe is Partaproduction s.r.o.
Reviews: Many folks have been asking for a preamp that can push their music production “over the edge”. Well, here it is!
This dual pentode preamp has 2 tubes per channel, one for clean gain and the other for overdrive. You can go from pristine clean to even harmonic drenched sound thanks to the dual stage overdrive. A special combination of a JFET transistor and a pentode makes the breakup even smoother than the tube by itself. And a 3-position pre-overdrive filter helps clean up the muddiness that often results when too much bass hits an overdrive circuit. First, drive the second tube to your liking, then blend it in with the clean signal, and, voila!
Whether you use it with your microphone, instrument or line signal,
Xcalibur JC cuts through where other swords break!
Some more Reviews
TapeOp magazine just published a review of the 2500W version of our Tantra bass amp in their July/August 2021 issue.
The reviewer was Kirt Shearer, who was the first ever to ask for a review of any of our units, the Creamer, back in 2010. We have added many new products since then, and Kirt did not forget us. He was fascinated back then with the Creamer, but he was even more ecstatic when he put the Tantra through its paces. He then invited some professional bassists playing different music genres to play the amp and lend their opinion of it.
Here are a couple of their remarks:
(Jon Talbot, who uses a lot of overdriven bass tones)
“This is the greatest sounding amp I have ever plugged into this cabinet. (8×10)”
Kevin (Cain, plays a lot of funk/slap style) has a large collection of basses and amps, but noted that
…the Tantra was the best sounding and most versatile head he had used.
Brett Cole (using an electric upright bass) After 20 seconds, he stopped and shook his head saying
…that was the best upright sound he had gotten. It was clean and articulate while sounding balanced and full. Adding some second-order harmonics naturally enhanced the articulation.
Finally, Kirt concludes:
No matter what we asked this amp to do, musicality in the tone never suffered. It takes some deliberate time to understand the myriad of controls and options to get the most out of it, but it will deliver almost any tone with excellence. It’s an amazing studio DI front end that can also drive a cabinet with more power than you thought possible (if you choose the amp option). Not cheap, but in my opinion, it’s worth every penny, and will provide an amazing tone in the studio.
Thank you, Kirt and TapeOp!