know you wont believe it
so STOP READING! Get your guitar, and go check out the new Recto Pre, direct through a console.
reading? Then heres the deal:
There were several times we almost gave up. For three years we worked day and
night to deliver the sound and feel of our legendary Dual and Triple Rectifier
direct to tape. All this time we watched a digital parade of me-too modeling toys try
to seduce you. But we chose an alternative approach to modeling
a classic guitar recording, what you hear is the
sound of a tube pre-amp feeding a tube power amp,
driving a speaker. Note that a tube amp and speaker
share a magic and complex relationship because each
affects the other as they constantly respond to changes
in frequency and volume. And dont forget, the
cabinet also affects how the speaker moves as it
pushes air at the microphone, reacting with the ambient
characteristics of the room.
Got all that?
lets try to recreate this process sound and feel leaving
out everything except the pre-amp. Ouch! You can
see why we almost gave up.
not exactly sure how it works or even how we did
only that we were determined to stuff a Recto Stack in a two-space rack. And
we didnt stop til it was over the top.
If you want to be like the original, why not start with the original. And
in fact we used the exact same parts and circuitrymaking it killer for live too. Then we added extra recording tubes, six in total, five custom transformers, a gang of tuned inductors and our thirty years of tone-questing experience to duplicate on tape not just the soundbut
the addictive feel of a Recto stack miced
up in a great room.
Channel One alone will amaze you. Weve added the Fat and Brit modes from the mighty Road King to create a truly powerful arsenal of clean and roots sounds. If you never used Channel Twos amazing gain sounds, this Pre-Amp would be worth every dime just for its Channel One virtues alone. But trust ustheres
more, much more: Raw, Vintage and Modern roam gracefully
through all the realms of subtle gain expression
before reaching a mind-bending fury of high-gain
dont settle for less than the most recorded
and revered amplifier in contemporary music. Now
those sounds and more are instantly availableany
time, any where at any volume level. Remember, only Mesa makes the authentic Recto.
next time you want to track, dont get bogged down with hours of set up and miles of cable. Plug straight in to the Recto Pre-Amp and get right to the heart of your playinginspiration.
- Handbuilt in the USA
Analog "Recto Direct" Recording Circuitry
(no digital modeling) / 6x12AX7
- 2 Fully Independent Channels with 6 Modes (Channel 1 = Clean, Fat or Brit, Channel 2 = Raw,
Vintage High Gain or Modern High Gain)
Gain, Bass, Mid, Treble, Presence & Master
Controls per Channel
- Bright Switch and Pad Switch (Channel 1)
- Live Bright/
Warm Record Voice Switch (Channel 2)
- Record Output Level Control
- "Live" Output
Control (over all channels)
- Solo Level Control
FX Loop w/Stereo Returns &
Smart Power Function Trigger (Controls Smart
Power Modes on Select MESA Power Amps - "Deep, Half Drive or Modern")
Stereo Main & Recording Outputs
- External Switching Inputs
Button Footswitch (Channel 1/2 &