Joe Griffin, of Bamboo Room Studio in Kentucky, funded the construction of the first production prototype of Trinity. That unit (#002) is a stereo version which now lives and works at the Bamboo Room. Joe and the Bamboo crew were so impressed by Trinity they had to have more. About a week ago Joe placed another order, but this time its a bit different. I decided to make some changes for the better in terms of the layout and component quality in both the power supply and Trinity. The biggest difference is now the power supply is much bigger (2U rack mount) and Trinity is mono and a single rack space. The power supply can power up to 4 channels of Trinity. Joe wanted 4 more channels of Trinity, so his order is for the new Beast Mode II power supply and 4 mono Trinity channel strips. When completed, the Bamboo Room will have six channels of Lightning Boy Audio Trinity channel strips, more than even LBA Studios has (at the moment).
As the first person outside of Lightning Boy Audio to hear Trinity, this is what Joe had to say:
Everyone here agrees; myself, Jeff, and Dennis...Trinity is the best preamp in the studio. Incredibly flexible... we see many uses for it. Vocals were incredible through an SM57, a mic we always use for reference. Bass DI is the best we have ever heard. Going to experiment with rooms/drums tonight. How long would it take to get another one? Number them 3 and 4!!
Okay, that's good news. lol. I then asked Joe if he had the chance to play around with the EQ on Trinity at all. Here's what he had to say about that:
Love it in and out. With it in, the bass frequencies can be pushed beyond... dial in the treble... awesomeness!
All good feedback and I really appreciate Joe's support for the development of Trinity. When the job is done I'll update the Trinity page, but the product still won't be released. I have to first built a 4 channel Trinity system for Lightning Boy Audio to keep. That setup is in the financial funding stage (almost there!) and when its complete a lot of photos, videos, and reviews will have to happen in order to release the product. We're getting closer to an actual product release, but its still a ways off. Meanwhile, I will continue to accept orders for pre-release Trinity channel strips and I'll give you a super sweet deal!
About the Author
Mike Congilosi II, Owner/Designer/Electronics Engineer at Lightning Boy Audio and Owner/Audio Engineer/Music Producer at LBA Studios.