History

Warm Audio began when founder Bryce Young had a desire to help aspiring musicians & engineers gain access to fully professional recording equipment. Warm Audio manufactures classic analog recording gear that many musicians only dreamt of owning just a few years ago. Warm Audio takes a “no corners cut” approach to their design and quality and is able to reach low prices through high volume manufacturing and low markup. Warm Audio has quickly generated a fanatic fan base and is becoming a movement that is changing the pro audio industry.

​Warm Audio was founded in 2011 ‘in the garage’ upon a simple principle, which was to build sonically high-end recording products, but to also make them affordable to the everyday musician and recording engineer. Since inception, Founder & President Bryce Young has put together a team of audio experts who combined have over 50 collective years of experience in the development, manufacturing, marketing and sales of pro audio equipment. This skilled team is applying the “Warm Formula” of design to every product released by ensuring that they deliver the very best in sound but also stay affordable in price. Warm Audio strives to provide evolutionary solutions to legendary products of the past.

Warm Audio manufactures popular coveted pro audio equipment including; microphone preamplifiers, compressors, equalizers and microphones that are designed, developed and tested in-house in Texas, USA. Warm Audio has introduced over 10 innovative products to the Pro Audio market to date (Oct. 2017) that have received multiple nominations and awards by renowned industry professionals (TEC Awards, Sound On Sound Awards, Resolutions Awards, MusicTech Awards and Music Inc. Editors Choice Awards).

Warm Audio has a unique combination of extensive technical knowledge in designing & developing pro audio products while fostering strong relationships and partnerships with well-established premier component manufacturers (CineMag USA Transformers, Altran USA Transformers, Carnhill Transformers, Kenetek Opto Attenuator, JJ Tubes, and Tung-Sol Tubes). Warm Audio works very closely with these suppliers to produce impeccable quality equipment. These focused efforts have culminated in award winning products that have redefined what is possible in the audio electronics industries (2017 TEC Award Winner in Signal Processing Hardware - WA-2A Opto Compressor).

Today, Warm Audio products are being used around the globe in major live music venues, commercial recording studios, home/project recording studios, broadcasting control rooms, houses of worship, as well as live tour and festival sound rigs.

packed with performance

Warm Audio’s purpose and passion is to build gear that impacts the pro audio industry. To do this they understand every product needs to meet top notch quality standards. “Top notch” to Warm Audio means that the components inside each product, as well as the technical specifications meet or exceed look-a-like boutique products that cost significantly more. Warm Audio has proven their formula time and time again by showing that high end designs can hit the market far below traditional boutique price points. Warm Audio accomplishes this through careful component selection, mass manufacturing, low markups, and tight quality control. What started out as an idea has turned into a massive movement. Warm Audio has now sold thousands of units that are being used on hit records around the world. Warm Audio’s custom boutique components offer euphoric tone and quality that brings brilliance and luster to recordings that’s nearly impossible to achieve inside-the-box. Premium components such as; CineMag USA transformers, Altran USA transformers, AMI USA transformers, Russian Tung Sol Tubes, JJ Slovak Tubes, Kenetek Opto-cells, Custom mic capsules, Wima film capacitors, French Solen Capacitors etc… are just a few names of the quality components that Warm Audio proudly selects for their products.

classic style

Warm Audio creates modern reproductions of legendary studio classics without compromising quality and design parameters. Warm Audio faithfully reproduces the circuitry, components and overall legacy of these vintage circuits, making it possible for more studios than ever to own legitimate versions of the most desirable studio equipment ever invented. Implementing Warm Audio technology into your mixes will re-introduce classic warm tones, realism, and a thickness to your mixes that will be a shocking improvement over any digital or software technology.

analog tone

Though digital technology and software have made great strides in recent years; Warm Audio still strongly believes that nothing compares to the level of articulation, depth, realism, and responsiveness of a well-built piece of analog hardware. When you hear the bottom-end presence and top-end detail of quality analog gear, the difference is astounding. The cost of most boutique analog equipment is financially out of reach for many recording artists. Warm Audio’s mission is to change this, and introduce as many people as they can to recording and mixing with real, dedicated, gorgeous sounding hardware!

product history

2018 - WA73 Single Channel British Mic Pre

2018 - WA73-EQ Single Channel British Mic Pre + EQ

2018 - WA273 Dual Channel British Mic Pre

2018 - WA273-EQ Dual Channel British Mic Pre + EQ

2018 - WA-47 Tube Condenser Microphone

2018 - WA-47jr FET Condenser Microphone

2017 - WA-14 Condenser Microphone (2017 Music Inc. Editor's Choice Award)

2016 - WA12 500 - MKII Discrete Microphone Preamplifier

2016 - WA12 MKII Discrete Microphone Preamplifier (2018 Nominated TEC Award)

2016 - WA-412 Four Channel Microphone Preamplifier (2018 Nominated TEC Award, 2018 WIHO Award)

2016 - WA-87 Condenser Microphone (2017 Nominated Sound On Sound Award)

2016 - WA-2A Opto Compressor (2017 TEC Award, 2017 Resolution Award, 2017 Choice Award 9/10, 2017 WIHO Award)

2015 - EQP-WA Tube Equalizer (2015 Excellence Award 10/10, 2017 Nominated Sound on Sound Award)

2014 - WA76 Discrete Compressor (2014 Choice Award 9/10)

2013 - TB12 500 “Tone Beast” Tone Shaping Discrete Microphone Preamplifier (2012 Choice Award 9/10)

2013 - TB12 “Tone Beast” Tone Shaping Discrete Microphone Preamplifier (2012 Choice Award 9/10)

2012 - WA12 500 Discrete Microphone Preamplifier

2011 - WA12 Discrete Microphone Preamplifier

Our Team

Warm Audio lives for music. Located in the "Live Music Capital Of The World", Austin, Texas, USA. Like our customers, we record, mix, engineer, master and produce music in recording studios. In the world of pro audio, Warm Audio is making exceptional gear at a low cost to customers. Internationally known producers, engineers, artists, musicians and performers frequently use our gear.


bryce young

Founder & CEO

stacey mcmanus

Operations Coordinator

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jessica yeatman

Executive Assistant

royce richmond

Creative Marketing Director

victor ollervidez

IT & Web Development

antonio anzaldua

customer support specialist

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zane robertson

Quality Control Specialist