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Mic Preamp and AD converter Order?

Discussion in 'Preamps / Channel Strips' started by Terabyte, Dec 23, 2004.

  1. Terabyte

    Terabyte Guest

    Hi,
    So far this is what i know
    If i have a mic and i want to get a decent sound to my PC, one way of going about it is to put the mic into a combined A/D converter and mic pre amp and then send this to a digi 001 system and it pops out at the computer.

    However... That was using a combined A/D Converter and mic Pre Amp.. (specifically the apogee track 2) I assume you need both of them in order for it to work yes?
    (working as much in digital as possible) If not then ignore the next section and tell me i'm a fool. (and why preferably):p

    Say i have an A/D Converter... and a Mic Preamp but in seperate units... which do i put first?

    for example...
    Prism are allegidly a top notch A/D converter company...
    this is one of their A/D's
    http://www.prismsound.com/psada8.htm

    When do you put the mic pre amp in...
    Surely it has to be before right? because a mic pre amp amplifes the mic's analog signal... right? or.. not?

    Thanks.. i really have no idea :cry:
     
  2. Massive Mastering

    Massive Mastering Well-Known Member

    On the Trak2, you just route it to the digital in on the Digi. That's it.

    Unless the Digi doesn't have digial inputs (can't be, no?).
     
  3. Big_D

    Big_D Well-Known Member

    Right.
     
  4. Terabyte

    Terabyte Guest

    so it goes

    Mic(analog) > MicPre(still analog) > Analog input of AD Converter then out on the digital conection to where ever. (now digital)
     
  5. Massive Mastering

    Massive Mastering Well-Known Member

  6. Terabyte

    Terabyte Guest

    Thanks alot :D:D much clearer 8)
     

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