Friedman has just revealed its new Mic-No-Mo’ all-analogue cabinet simulation box for guitar amps. Mr Friedman’s new box gives you an output with cab simulation, which can be very handy in recording scenarios.
Based on the same analogue circuit design as the Friedman Runt amps, the new Mic-No-Mo is a guitar amp cab simulation box that you place between your amp and your cabinet, giving you a speaker-simulated output that you can either record or send to an FOH mix.
The box itself provides both speaker and mic emulation, so the idea is to give you a more “natural” amp tone but without the hassle of using a microphone to get you guitar tones. It isn’t a load box, though, so you must have a speaker attached to the unit or you may damage your amp head. However, this will still appeal to players who need a DI option for guitar amps in a studio or live.
The front connections are labelled ‘from amp’ and ‘to speaker’, with an XLR balanced output on the rear. That’s all you need to integrate it into your amp setup. Then there are the onboard controls for ground lift, level and axis. The level control selects between a -10 dB to -30 dB pad. ‘Axis’ selects centre or edge mic positions for your simulated microphone.
Dave Friedman has gained quite a reputation in recent years for designing great-sounding analogue and valve equipment for guitar players. I have no doubts that the new Mic-No-Mo will be well designed and more than likely bullet proof. I own a few pieces of Friedman gear and it is all rock solid and made to last.
RRP – USD 99.99