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Mic Vs. Preamp Vs. Interface

Discussion in 'Preamps / Channel Strips' started by badnews, Oct 23, 2011.

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  1. badnews

    badnews Active Member

    I plan on upgrading my mic to the SM7B but I am using a RME Babyface or the Duet2


    What is your suggestion on what I should get?


    I mainly do youtube commentaries and rap.
    I will post a link below so you can hear what my voice sounds like and my rap song

    Im having a hard time deciding what to get, so any suggestions will be very appleciated!
    Thanks guys
     
  2. moonbaby

    moonbaby Mmmmmm Well-Known Member

    Not only did I find this not funny, but in exteremely bad taste. I don't care what the latest fad is for gamers, our military - or any other country's military - doesn't deserve the offensive treatment you've represented them with. War isn't a joke, especially in the crass way you portray it.
    Now, for the audio...WFC. Take your spam somewhere else.
     
  3. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    Neither 'epic' nor is it funny. Ask the grunts on the ground whether they think that going into harms way is some kind of game. And posting your spam on our pages isnt tolerated.

    I removed your video while I did leave your question as it pertains to recording. I really dont care what you record and we are all free to do what we like with whatever we have to do it with.

    The fact that you have this freedom can be directly traced to the people who stand the wall in defense of your freedom to do so. It is very bad taste to make a mockery of their sacrifices in the name of some 'shoot-em-up' BS game and try to call it 'epic' or funny.

    Think I'm being harsh? Try posting something like that in one of the countries without these freedoms. They'd hunt you down and cut off whatever parts of you they'd be in the mood for, drag your still alive body around for others to see and strike fear into their hearts and then they'd really go to work on you.

    Think I'm kidding?

    Thank your lucky stars you live here and not there.

    Now, for the audio.....SM7's are great as long as you have a real robust mic pre to get it up to a level where you can take advantage of its 'close mic'd' warmth without noise being added.
     
  4. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    Your profile states iMac so I don't think you would go wrong with either the Apogee or the RME. I lean myself towards RME but that is as much because I'm familiar with that brand as anything. Apogee fans tend to be rabid also which I generally avoid.
     
  5. badnews

    badnews Active Member

    edited for content.


    So answering your question wasnt enough instantaneous gratification for you junior?


    I will determine what is appropriate and what isnt appropriate for this site.


    This isn't a 'gamers' forum in case you got off the bong long enough to notice.


    The main reason your video clip was edited out was because it was determined to be spam. We dont advertise without a business deal which you can certainly apply for.

    As for your recording gear question I think it was answered in a civil way and deserved as much respect as you have for others. But there will be no spamming of ANY type of site here on these pages for any reason.

    The opinions about WHAT you were portraying were just that.....personal opinions, and if it was such an innocent 'video game' then how come you reacted like a 5 year old child when someone expressed their opinion about its content?

    Your foul mouthed reply is simply another indication of the quality of person you are. You speak about "getting somewhere" in this life but I have news for you, not with that attitude. No one called you names or cursed you for the content of your video they were merely expressing their likes and dislikes in an ADULT way, apparently something you know nothing about. BTW....as far as potty mouth your are really quite the beginner! Grow up sonny and come back when you can play nice.
     
  6. badnews

    badnews Active Member

    I have over 12,000 subscribers with millions of video views I don't need a few extra from you guys
    I wanted an opinion and the only example of my voice I have is on the video
    I didn't post it to get more views cause i can give a $*^t about the 10-20 views i get from this site.
    I got 1.2 million views last month and i don't spam
    so for those who say it was spam you are wrong
    check my channel
     
  7. badnews

    badnews Active Member

    I didn't ask opinions about war or anything all it was, was a simple question about audio

    I thought this was a forum for Audio??
     
  8. badnews

    badnews Active Member

    Maybe you guys just didn't read my original post or something.
    every other audio forum i posted on , the people always asked what i was going to use the mic for and an example to hear my voice
    So i thought in my original post here I would supply that
    SORRY for trying to get advice about audio

    The only reason i said to watch the video was to hear my voice, if i had another way to show you i would
    but never mind if you guys don't talk about audio hear and change the subject to other things besides audio I won't post here anymore
    Geez just trying to find a good setup and some advice from people
    sorry for anyone who was offended but GEEEEZ relax
     
  9. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    I saw your post this morning and wondered how it would fly. I'm Canadian so we ( speaking for myself I suppose) don't get too bent over things so I left it for the US boys to ponder over. I do believe you are sincere about learning here and saw the post in a different light ( as you say above). I'm guessing your video was pretty upsetting to some. Why do you think badnews?
     
  10. badnews

    badnews Active Member

    anyways so I have one question and I would like to continue using your site

    I won't post any more of my videos i will take the audio out next time and make it a audio file and put a link to it

    i thought since you have a video icon thing that that would be way easier

    So can anyone answer this question please

    I found this
    "Professionals that are concerned with the quality of digital analog conversion will buy an outboard DAC that connects to that interface's digital input/outputs. These effectively bypass the DACs on the interface."


    Can i just buy one of these and will it bypass the m-audio interface, that way I can spend the money on a better quality preamp??


    If use this method then the m-audio won't have any effect on the sound quality will it, and i can keep it?


    Isn't the reason the m-audio firewire solo will make be a weak link in the chain and ruin the quality because of the DAC?


    Or am I wrong??
     
  11. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    Hey, dumbass.....I GET that you get hits(views) and thats why you posted your drivel in the first place.

    This is a site built for recording and all that goes with it.

    I could give a rats ass what you have on your site or what you're doing with your life. I dont care about your "views" and I really dont care about the quality of your voice. You got your answer to your question so there ya go.

    But you're not putting anything up that you get something for the hits or views from this site. Its SPAMSPAMSPAM. I've been doing this since you were picking boogers so take it somewhere else if thats all you care about.

    You wanta talk recording gear, then lay it out and I'm sure people that know a lot about that will help.....But dont put up any videos that you geta hit from on this site!

    And I'm NOT wrong because thats the rules here. CAPICE?
     
  12. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    You know something? If you hadnt come back with all the offensive language I would have thought you were okay but now I'm thinking of booting you permanently. Your reaction was one of a child about opinions of the content of the video. And I answered your question completely without rancor. Look it up.
     
  13. badnews

    badnews Active Member

    P.S. My best friend is in the Navy and I have two friends in the marines
    They all play call of duty and realize its just a game and entertainment
     
  14. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member


    I answered your post. I didnt change the subject. You wanta play deflection then go ahead. You came back and were so offensive in your language. And WHY? Because someone didnt like your video and I saw it as the SPAMSPAM SPAM it is!!

    So now, I dont want you here unless you can find enough real courage to apologize for you post that I edited. Show what kind of MAN you are and not some punk with a typewriter and a computer spewing crap everywhere.
     
  15. badnews

    badnews Active Member

    WOW I still can't believe you think it was spam

    Every other site i posted on when asking which would be the best mic for me ask for an example of what i will be using it for

    So i thought that here I would provide and example of my voice and that i do commentaries so I would get better advice

    THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL SO PLEASE STOP TALKING ABOUT IT!!!!

    I am talking strictly audio and want to know audio.... THE VIDEO WAS FOR AN AUDIO EXAMPLE SO YOU GUYS COULD HELP ME MAKE A GOOD DECISION

    If you are going to keep talking about spam and youtube then I won't post here anymore
    sorry
     
  16. badnews

    badnews Active Member

    I did apologize earlier, i posted like 3 comments in a row please read them and i apologized and explained how its not spam
     
  17. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    Thats NOT the point.

    The point is your childish reaction to someones opinion. Which they have a right to. As do you. But not calling names and making ***ual suggestions on these pages.

    No one denys its a game And WHO REALLY CARES ABOUT IT? Thats not the issue here. You have five minutes.
     
  18. badnews

    badnews Active Member

    Its just frustrating that when I ask a simple about audio and want advice every bashes me
    I got angry and I apologize but can we please talk about audio
     
  19. badnews

    badnews Active Member

    sorry sorry sorry
    It wasn't spam
    I got angry, i apologize
    now can we forget about it and can you please help me
    Not that you removed the video I don't see how you can hear what my voice sounds like but anyways one question
    I found this
    "Professionals that are concerned with the quality of digital analog conversion will buy an outboard DAC that connects to that interface's digital input/outputs. These effectively bypass the DACs on the interface."


    Can i just buy one of these and will it bypass the m-audio interface, that way I can spend the money on a better quality preamp??


    If use this method then the m-audio won't have any effect on the sound quality will it, and i can keep it?


    Isn't the reason the m-audio firewire solo will make be a weak link in the chain and ruin the quality because of the DAC?


    Or am I wrong??
     
  20. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    He's apologized earnestly. We should start over.
     
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