The Mooer Micro Preamps are tiny but powerful recreations of classic and boutique amps. They offer two channels each - clean and drive - in a two-channel configuration, with or without cabinet simulation, for direct or power amp/cab use.
For this video I have chosen to run the Micro Preamps directly to my Mbox 3 Pro soundcard to show off all of their features. You could, if you wished, run them without the Cab Sim engaged to the effects return of your guitar amplifier and use the footswitch as a channel selector (can also be used as standard ON/OFF switch). Additionally, you could use them with your DAW's IR loader or something like the Two Notes devices on your pedalboard or in your rack. They have all sorts of cool applications.
Do the Micro Preamps sound good? I think they sound great. As an inexpensive alternative to a real amp they compete very strongly indeed.
"MOOER micro preamps are sonically accurate digital recreations of the preamp sections of popular tube amplifiers. We have developed these by directly analyzing real tube amplifiers using a brand new technology to capture their sound, dynamics and response. Each Micro Preamp comes complete with dual channels, integrated speaker cabinet simulation and dual operating modes to suit the needs of all users."
Guitars: 2016 Ernie Ball Music Albert Lee HH; 2016 Carlton Broadcaster; 2017 Music Man JP15-7; Fender/Roland Stratocaster G5-A, 2010 Music Man Axis. Amps: MOOER Micro Preamps Extra effects: Fractal Audio REVERB plug-in & Fractal Audio FX8 (Day Tripper demo's extra effects - RAT, Rotary and Delay). Cables: Goodwood Audio and Providence Power Supply: Strymon Zuma Mic: Samson Airline77 (me) Camera: Canon 60D (me) and Nikon D5100 (pedal) Soundcard: AVID Mbox Pro 3 (for recording) & Fractal Audio Systems Axe-FX II XL+ (mixing and bouncing). Computer: Apple iMac 27" i7 3.4 GHz 16 GB RAM Software: Logic Pro X, Waves L3-16 Limiter (to keep levels in check at output), Apple Final Cut Pro X (video editing and Youtube compression).