Thermionic Culture’s Nightingale is a microphone preamp, EQ, and mono compressor inspired by that classic Phoenix design. It features two preamps, with the ability to combine EQ and compression in three different modes via the summing section.
Two Nightingales can be used in tandem for stereo compression, or a single unit can be used for mono duties. Its two preamps feature switched input level controls for amplifying mic/level signals or extracting DI signals via the corresponding front panel inputs. Additionally, the unit’s EQ section is based on the design found in Thermionic Earlybird 2 and Rooster devices, while its compressor is inspired by that found in the Phoenix. However, this later features differs from its predecessor in terms valve choice and transformers—the Nightingale’s have been selected with the specific intention of imparting more gain.
While the unit was intended for live use, particularly with applications necessitating the blending of two vocalists, it works great for an array of different duties, and lends itself particularly well to drum production.
Nightingale 2 Features
2 channel mic amp/equaliser and mono compressor
Small and portable with above multi functions, making it also valuable for stage use
Rack available to accommodate 2 units, or perhaps a Freebird
Stepped / Indented gain controls
Large easy to read controls for all functions
Musical sounding eqs based on the award winning Rooster and Earlybird 2
High pass filters
Phase reverse switches on each mic. amp
48v Phantom Power
Both mic. amps can be used individually and summed to the compressor
The 'Compressor' is based around the Phoenix but has a bit more 'bite