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Confused! Do I Need This???

Discussion in 'Recording' started by mtownnig, Nov 1, 2010.

  1. mtownnig

    mtownnig Active Member

    For years I have been without an A/D Converter in my home studio setup. I went into a local store the other day to ask the guy about some things. He mentioned an A/D converter and I was like huh....what's that? He explained to me and I was wondering did I really need it.

    Setup: M-Audio Profire 610
    Focusrite ISA One
    Compressor & Mic....

    So do I need it in my setup? What does it actually do in the chain? Is the outcome of the product 10x better than if I didn't have it?

    Appreciate it guys!
  2. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    You already have an A/D(analog to digital) converter. Don't fall for the salesman's crap. Your Profire 610 has A/D and D/A converters. Otherwise, you wouldn't be able to record to your computer.
  3. mtownnig

    mtownnig Active Member

    Okay. I was thinking the EXACT same thing cuz it says it right on the box. He went to the computer and said "Nooo....it doesn't. The cheapest one is about 17.....yeah about 1700 bucks". So on the output of my ProFire 610 is there any specific way it should be hooked up for ex: wire to laptop/wire to monitors...what?
  4. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    Ideally it would be:

    Mic/Preamp/Compressor/Line Input.
  5. mtownnig

    mtownnig Active Member


    So I would hook it from the compressor into slot 3?
  6. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    Yes. Or slot 3 and 4 depending on whether you are using two mic's at a time.

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