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Triton Audio FetHead mic preamp review

Hey what’s good fam! Got something a little different for you today, it’s a mic preamp.

This is from Triton Audio out of the Netherlends, they let me know about the product and asked if I would be interested in doing a review.

Of course I wanted to check it out and you’ll see why below

So what is the FetHead?

This is an inline mic preamp, meaning, you just plug it between your mixer/cable and the mic.

Supply phantom power to it and it provides a nice gain stage for your dynamic mics.

The idea behind the FetHead is low noise with good sound output.

The reason I was interested in it was the form factory, I found it pretty cool that it was an inline preamp, making it straight forward to use for anyone.

How does it sound?

For me, I find the sound to be much fuller and warmer with my mic.

I feel my voice sounds much more natural and “open” going through the FetHead, as I always felt it was a little “filtered” or somewhat muffled from my interface.

I just felt like my mic wasn’t getting enough preamplification.

However, the sound coming out of the FetHead just sound very natural and clean.

It’s very low noise and makes it so I don’t even need to mess with a compressor or anything to get a strong sounding vocal track.

What’s the bottom line?

If you need a simple and straight forward mic pre, definitely check this out. It has a rich warm sound and provides a really dynamic signal.

I give the FetHead 4 out of 5 subs, there aren’t any options to mess with, but that’s okay, because it simply sounds great.

Another reason I wanted to show this to you is the price, it’s 69 euros, which converts to about $91 USD.

I think for the improvements that can be had

I got a little too close to the mic a few times in my video but hopefully you were able to get an idea of what this can do.

Of course it will sound different depending on your mic but I’m definitely a believer in the technology.

Check it out on their site: Triton Audio FetHead

Leave a comment below and let me know what you think

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31 Responses to “Triton Audio FetHead mic preamp review”

  1. MR.Chiboiborn says:

    Pretty nice product to have when you have a home studio with no booth to record in, not a bad investment for the cost.

  2. xavier.p says:

    wow, just freakin wow! Im getting one for sure!

  3. Thomasdgreco says:

    Def added some big to your tone for sure, sounded much better.

  4. kiko says:

    works great on ribbon mics

  5. Baddboy2000 says:

    SJ: The Triton addition seem to make a great difference in the sound of your audio. This is a must buy for any vocalist. “The packaging is cool too.” Thanks for the review.

  6. Brizhinio says:

    Quick question. I have been using my friends Fethead to boost the sound from my double bass pickup, ie as a preamp straight into the desk. It sounds awesome. My question is, will this have any adverse effects on the unit? Is it gonna go pop during a gig?

    Cheers

    B

  7. Gary Hiebner says:

    What an excellent device. I see you’re using a Rode Procaster. I’m actually looking at getting the Procaster as a mic for my voice overs. How do you find the mic? I’m going to get the FetHead as well as my MBox 2 Pro doesn’t have sufficient gain on the preamps for the Procaster. I don’t want to boost my preamps too much as it will bring the noise floor up as well, and the FetHead looks great at adding 20db clean gain without pushing up the noise floor. Thanks for the review.

    • saintjoe says:

      I really dig the Procaster, it does require a lot of gain to sound good but I definitely enjoy the sound I get out of it. You won’t be disappointed at all, it’s a great mic, the FetHead is a great device as well. I noticed it works better with some interfaces than others depending on how the interface handles input.

      • Lukasz says:

        Joe, in your opinion, on which audio interfaces does Procaster sound best, assuming there’s FetHead connected?

        • saintjoe says:

          Man I think it makes any interface sound good, I currently use a Roland Studio capture that’s nice, it also worked well on my NI komplete audio 6 and my focusrite stuff. Those are the only ones I’ve tried. Well, I had a motu also, it sounded good on there.

  8. Gary Hiebner says:

    Thank saintjoe,

    There’s not alot of information out there on this microphone but glad to hear its a great mic. From what I have read people its sits between an RE-20 and a SM7.

    Can’t wait to get it and the FetHead.

  9. Sean says:

    hey there man,

    I am thinking of buying the rode procaster once i save up for it and pre-amp audio usb interface. So does this work well with the scarlett 2i2 audio usb pre-amp? Is the fethead needed as an extra for the procaster in addition to this pre-amp i am mentioning? I am new to all this but have heard grear reviews of this mic sounding goood especially for voice-overs. how will this all work out to put it if u are putting the mxl to usb cable from the rode procaster to the scarlett then to computer? Would there be an extra spot to put in the fethead into the procaster? And what fethead to use? I dont need the one with phantom power as it is nor needed for dynamic mics I have heard. What fethead were u using in this video for the rode procaster? this just helps u give out more gain right if u have the gain set all the way in your pre-amp? I have heard the rode procaster needs from 50-60 db of gain. I would be recording from recordpad by nch and then using wavepad sound editor if there needs to be any editing afterwards although I have heard it needs not that much editing with this mic.

    • saintjoe says:

      The FET Head is used as an additional gain stage before it goes into your interface to provide more output from the mic. It should work with the 2i2 but I haven’t tried it as I don’t use that one. As long as the interface can output phantom power you should be good.

  10. Sean says:

    thanks saintjoe for your response. I am saving up for this still the mic pre-amp etc. I believe I am probably going to go with the pre-amp of Roland Quadcapture I read reviews on the pre-amp and looks like it would do well with it. what is your opinion?

  11. Sean says:

    oh also I see you have the roland studio capture and looked it up and it has the auto-sense as well how do you like that feature? I am new to pre-amps and that is another reason why I am thinking of buying a roland quadcapture because of that. I don’t know if it would do well for just voice though of finding the right gain automatically, the videos i saw of it was people just hooking up a guitar or whatnot and the auto-sense did its job. I wonder how it does on voice?

    • saintjoe says:

      I don’t really have a use for it, I tried it and it worked cool but I still tweaked the gain to my liking.

  12. Sean says:

    thanks saintjoe,

    I appreciate it

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