The ULTRAVOICE DIGITAL VX2496 is a high-quality mic preamplifier/voice processor based on the VX2000. The VX2496 features an AES/EBU output (digital output up to 24 bit/96 kHz), including opto compressor, dynamic enhancer, expander, de-esser and tube simulation. If you are a recording musician, home/project studio owner, or work primarily in the digital domain and need to record vocals into a digital system, this is your machine. Key features include a 24-bit/96 kHz AES/EBU output with selectable sampling rates or external clocking. There is a discrete ULN mic/line input stage with soft mute +48 V phantom power. Authentic tube emulation circuitry provides for typical tube and tape saturation sounds, and there is a true RMS expander for smooth noise reduction. An opto compressor provides inaudible dynamic control and creative signal processing options. A voice-optimized equalizer was specially designed for voice enhancement.