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preamps, what is

Posted: Sat Jul 07, 2007 7:53 pm
by doctah x
exactly that they do and why have them?

Posted: Sat Jul 07, 2007 8:05 pm
by leedsquietman
http://www.tweakheadz.com/microphone_preamps.htm

too lazy to reply myself, but click the link...

sooooooooooo, basically

Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2007 3:16 am
by doctah x
if u r not spending a grand plus, it's useless?

Re: sooooooooooo, basically

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2007 5:17 am
by ohiowa
doctah x wrote:if u r not spending a grand plus, it's useless?
NOT TRUE!

the difference between a behringer pre and a presonus pre is pretty significant, the Universal solo 610 is under a grand, as are sytek pres and numerous others. sure API, NEVE, Manley, etc. are great pres but for pulling detail out of a mic and a source, a number of mid-level pres are better than most of what comes stock on sound cards and firewire interfaces. (black lion audio in chicago does mods to MOTU stuff to make the pres sound better as well).

i'm actually currently pretty psyched on the Summit 2BA-221 which is around $700.

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2007 11:55 am
by funkdefino
Groove Tubes BRICK - Best $300 I ever spent.

Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 5:30 am
by leedsquietman
There are quite a lot of decent preamps on interfaces under 1000 which might not quite be top studio grade but which are definately useful.

Pres in products by RME, some Presonus, Mackie Onyx, TC and some MOTU and EMU products are decent and some of this gear is only about 450-500 dollars.

And quite a few dedicated pres are available for the same amount too which are useful.