The A-Designs EM-Red is the "mid-forward" preamp of the EM family. It derives its tone from input transformer featuring a unique winding, and a custom output transformer.
The A-Designs EM-Red has the extra kick you need when you have a mic that lacks present mids (such as the mid-scooped Chinese capsules), or if you want to bring an instrument forward in the mix.
The upfront mids of the EM-Red make it ideal for drums, guitar, bass guitar, and acoustic instruments. In fact, you will find the EM-Red particularly useful when recording acoustic guitar with a condenser microphone. It's also great for bringing out the resonance and character of rack toms and floor toms.