I was running my 401 from 12V, as it seemed to be the only available option on the 401. It's not a huge disadvantage, but it did mean that I had to run the mixer from a 12V power supply. Luckily the mixer PSU supply is not affected by the power outages that have recently plagued Australia.
I didn't see any need for a mixer amp at first, and I'm pretty sure my mixer has a built-in preamp, so I went for just the 401. The lack of digital inputs was not a problem for me, since I only use my mixer for recording vocals. The lack of a headphone output is also not a problem for me, since I had the Audacity script set up to record the main output of my mono mixer.
I am a huge fan of the AV8n portable effects unit although this old school reverb only has a single control, the colour and we loved the delay effect and the flanger . Once I acquired the 401, the flanger and reverb unit fell by the wayside.
The sound out of the 401 is warm, organic and a little punchy. I love the reverb setting that's easily accessible on the front panel. I could also turn the off hot tracking and the brightness dial to get a more organic sound. In comparison to the AV8n, there's a slightly more upfront sound, a little more punch, and the reverb was a bit more present and lush.
The 401's brightness dial is a little fiddly, but once you get it right, it's a really nice and responsive effect. The range of control was very good, and I also found I could turn off the hot tracking, which provided a lot of control and made the sound a lot more organic. The flanger has a really nice 3-band design, the reverb has a nice cranked up setting, and it's a very musical set up. I'd definitely recommend it.
I've already done a few things with it. I'm in the middle of a couple of projects that I can't talk about but that have a woodblock vibe. I recorded a few things live (no mics, just a resonator and hollow brass I made), and I'm looking forward to adding some digital recording & processing. I'm sure it'll be as much fun as it was playing with the 401.
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