We think character and quality matters. That's why our mission is to make the unique sound of classic studio hardware available to everyone. Our innovative approach means that musicians and producers creating music, wherever they are based, will have the access to a full and exciting range of high quality creative tools.
Golden Age Project established itself as a groundbreaking company when it launched the first Neve preamp clone to the market in 2009. Since then the brand has become an established name in the industry and its product offering has expanded to include a whole family of outboards and microphones.
Golden Age Project was originally founded in 2005 as a side project of the successful distributing business Golden Age Music. Operating in the field of high-end studio equipment for many years, we saw at first-hand how the industry was changing and required more versatile solutions. Creating music was no longer confined to merely a few big studios, but had changed to something that could be done from basically anywhere.This major shift created a greater demand for affordable high quality studio equipment amongst a much wider audience. Seeing the opportunity we began selling replicas of the classic RCA 77 microphone at a much lower price than the original.
The Golden Age Project team was encouraged by the user reaction to its early products and subsequently had its big break in 2006 with the release of the first version of the PRE-73 mic preamp. Not long after its release, the distinctive red outboard suddenly started to get some serious industry recognition.
The first PRE-73 review in Sound On Sound was full of praise for the product saying "given the very affordable price of the Pre 73, its performance is astonishingly good, as is its build quality”.
Our winning PRE-73 concept blended modern ingenuity with innovative functionality to create a unique product. Our team not only enhanced the superb warm and musical characteristics of the classic design, but were also able to engineer it in a cost-effective way. The result was a product which offered excellent performance whilst being totally affordable. The success of the PRE-73 owes everything to the vision of its original brilliant British designers, our contribution was simply to make it more accessible to anyone looking for that coveted first class sound.
Over the following years the GAP family of products has grown and our present-day collection now extends to condenser and dynamic microphones, outboards and accessories. Despite all our international success, we are proud to still be a small family-run business based in Sweden.
We are passionate about our continuing quest to create new and exciting GAP products and feel very grateful for the amazing response we get from musicians, producers, studios, industry press and supporters worldwide.
Our products are single-handedly designed and engineered in our workshop.
It is important that customers feel confident that they will purchase the best possible version of our designs.
Valuing every step in the process of producing our gear, we are working with carefully selected manufacturers that upholds a high and consistent quality and has done so for many years.
The results are high standard products that we can be proud about offering our users.