ABOUT PAU AUDIO

PAU Audio designs and manufactures professional grade microphone preamplifiers.

PAU AUDIO

IT STARTED IN THE STUDIO

PAU Audio is a small group of engineers and musicians from Calgary, AB, Canada. Our backgrounds are drumming, and electrical engineering. We created the 805 out of a need for a mic preamp that sounded clearer, crisper, and more transparent to help capture better mixes, faster. A clean (but not sterile) preamp like the 805 allows for fast setup and tracking without worrying about making permanent decisions on distortion, eq, or compression on the input audio path. It's our philosophy to track in this way to allow maximum flexibility while mixing. We had the opportunity to work with and measure most of the preamps and discrete opamps on the market while designing the 805 preamp, and we fully believe that we've created something special with the 805 preamp design.

THE DESIGNER

ANDREW HAMILL

Andrew ran a recording studio in Calgary, Canada from 2002 to 2010, while also working as an Electrical Engineer. He found that many of the industry standard preamps had less than ideal internal gain staging for recording heavy hitting drummers in the studio. The 805 circuit design was based on the need to handle large transients - such as those from heavy hitting drummers - without requiring the use of an input pad, and without clipping internally.

OUR NAME

PAULA

It's pronounced "POW" Audio.

Like many great creations in life, PAU is named after a girl. We met her in Thailand in 2010. In the same way that her and her Argentinian friends inspired us, we hope you'll find that the 805 enables you to more easily capture sounds that excite you, and in using it, you'll rekindle the memories of what inspired you to pursue this path in the first place.

-Andrew