NAMM 2015 – Warm Audio’s Pultec and 1176 Clones

Warm is a word that gets used a LOT by engineers and audiophiles alike to describe an intangible, pleasant sound quality that doesn’t really have a good synonym. It’s pretty vague, but it has good associations nonetheless, and people generally know what you’re going for when you say it.


So Warm Audio is, therefore, a pretty good name for a manufacturer of studio gear, in my estimation. I haven’t actually heard their stuff, but it’s supposed to be pretty close to the original for a LOT less dough. See, because when you take a little dough, and warm it up, then you wind up with a bunch of bread. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

We talked to Warm at NAMM and they had this to say:

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As Editor-in-Chief of Gear Gods, I've been feeding your sick instrument fetishism and trying unsuccessfully to hide my own since 2013. I studied music on both coasts (Berklee and SSU) and now I'm just trying to put my degree to some use. That's a music degree, not an English one. I'm sure you noticed.

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