Want to learn more about our products? Or, if you already own D.W. Fearn products, do you want to learn how to get the most from your gear?
Doug Fearn has produced a series of video tutorials that cover the entire product line. These videos are designed to help you understand recording equipment, how it is designed, what to watch out for to avoid problems, and how to improve your recordings.
Using the VT-2 Microphone Preamplifier
This video introduces the VT-2, explains what each control does, gives you some starting points for various situations, and explains why tubes sound different from solid-state devices, and how to use that knowledge to improve your recordings. (Running time: about 25 minutes, in two parts.)
Using the VT-4 and VT-5 Equalizers
This video covers both the VT-4 (mono) and VT-5 (stereo) Vacuum Tube Equalizers. Learn some of history of equalization, what the controls on the VT-5 do, and how the VT-5 was designed.
Using the VT-7 Compressor
This video introduces the VT-7, explains what each control does, gives you some starting points for various situations, and explains some of the principles of compression and how to use that knowledge to improve your recordings. (Running time: about 24 minutes, in two parts.)
VT-I/F Vacuum Tube DI (also PDB Passive Direct Box)
Learn about the D.W. Fearn VT-I/F Vacuum Tube DI and the PDB Passive Direct Box. Hear the history of the VT-I/F, and learn about the theory and practice of recording electric instruments direct.
LP-1 Line Pad
The LP-1 Line Pad is a simple device, but using it effectively requires some insight into the principles involved. This tutorial is short, but has a lot of useful information that will help you to use the LP-1 better.
VT-12 70dB Vacuum Tube Microphone Preamplifier
Doug Fearn describes the features and operation of the VT-12 70dB Vacuum Tube Microphone Preamplifier, a special-purpose mic preamp designed specifically for use with ribbon microphones. Along the way, you will learn about how various types of microphones work (condenser, dynamic, and ribbon), and why 48-volt phantom power can be a hazard to ribbon mics and how the VT-12 helps you to keep your ribbon mics safe.
VT-12 Tutorial (all in 1 part)
VT-24 Four-Channel Vacuum Tube Microphone Preamplifier
The latest product from D.W. Fearn: a 4-channel version of the acclaimed VT-2 mic preamp, in the same 3RU space.
Using the VT-7 Compressor and the VT-5 Equalizer on the Mix Buss
Now you can hear what the VT-7 and VT-5 can do on your mix bus, or for mastering. Uses actual songs.