Discussion in 'Recording Vocals' started by justyce1307, Dec 6, 2008.
I frequently have to take a line level source into my microphone inputs on my console because of the nature of my remote recording work. This works well for me since the console has built-in patting along with gain trim on a single control. So I can optimize noise versus headroom. In fact, some microphones splitters used transformers which are passes devices. While other microphones splitters are known as "active splitters" which actually contain a hopefully not to lousy microphone preamp that is then electronically distributed. I really don't like those because I'm getting the sound of a preamp that really is not up to par with my consoles preamps. Thankfully, my console microphone preamps are so good sounding, it transcends the lousy active Mike preamp splitter. But nothing sounds so good as just a single preamp. So for enhanced clarity remember: LESS IS MORE with a KISS a.k.a. keep it simple stupid.
This is another reason why most large-format consoles in control rooms have largely disappeared. Everybody knows, microphone to preamp directly to track. Here's no reason why you should send your signal through multiple summing amplifiers, output amplifiers, etc.. That's only necessary if you're combining multiple microphones to a single track. So now you know the best recordings are made with the least amount of equipment.
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