In the never ending search for unique audio flavor and quality, studio engineers are constantly buying gear to find the holey grail combination. The sonic qualities found in many genera's of music from the 60's and 70's sound the way they do, because of audio transformers. Strategically placing rare audio transformers between audio equipment used to create a "channel strip" would create a very unique sound, that would be hard to reproduce by other engineers. Vintage sonic building blocks.
Audio transformers are vintage audio components used in recording studio equipment, including mixing consoles, pre-amps, direct boxes, amplifiers, equalizers, compressors and limiters. The analog conversion of electrical audio signals to magnetic signals, then back again to electrical signals brings color, detail, improved sonic image, spatial separation and ear pleasing harmonics to audio tracks. A critical component, used by many studio engineers, musicians and recording studios.
Audio transformers can be found in many shapes and sizes, the basic types are input, output, E/I core and Toroidal core. Audio transformers are forgotten technology, responsible for the amazing sound heard on many vintage recordings from around the world. World famous hip hop, boom bap and lofi beat makers have been sampling music from vinyl records made with audio transformers for years. Defining the sound of hip hop music through the sampling of all genres of music.