Big brother of the M267, the FP42 has a stereo output with built-in limiter. And – like the M267 – it’s capable of serious limiting & audio abuse!
The FP42 was designed as a self-contained mic preamp / mixer for ENG & location work. It has four transformer-balanced mic inputs, stereo output and that famous Shure output limiter. Each input is switchable for mic or line levels and 30 Volt phantom power is available
Each channel has a low-cut filter, level control and pan-pot plus a cue function (see the manual in the Links section for more info)
Other features include overload LEDs, VU metering, a line-up oscillator and battery or mains power
The FP42 is useful as a portable mic mixer and as a colour box to add limiting & distortion to signals. It’s a little cleaner than the M267 but will still deliver the famous Shure crushed & Limited sound when desired. The limiter pins the output signal to a specific level so increasing gain makes the sound denser. It’s a specific sound but, judging by the feedback I’ve had for the M267 and FP11s, it’s one that people love!