The Sontronics ST-PAD/PHASE is an inline attenuator and 180° phase inverse gadget that is a must-have tool for all recording applications. Developed in response to engineers and studios asking us how to easily handle signal overload, ST-PAD/PHASE is an affordable and easy-to-use piece of equipment that can deal with overload and phasing at the click of a switch (or three!).
When an audio signal is too powerful, for instance, when recording trumpet, saxophone or guitar amps, it can overload the sensitive circuitry of a microphone (especially when using ribbon mics), resulting in uncontrollable distortion that is impossible to remove in the mix. Some microphones, mixing desks and audio interfaces have in-built attenuation or pad switches, but many don't, and this is where the ST-PAD/PHASE can save the day!