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Microphone----motu 828----cubase sx?

Discussion in 'Cubase' started by fezk, Oct 7, 2004.

  1. fezk

    fezk Guest

    I just bought a MOTU 828 for my home studio... Does anyone have any hints about what to use between the microphones and the MOTU, as far as i know i need something to amp the mikes since the analog inputs on the MOTU don't have any built-in pre amps! I need to record at least 6 channels at one time! Can i use an analog mixer with built-in preamps or do i have to buy a digital mixer, witch is more expensive? I use the MOTU with a powerbook and cubase sx2.0.
     
  2. inLoco

    inLoco Active Member

    you can use any mixer! if the channels have direct outs better! you patch them that way! if not go with the main outs and alternatives!
     
  3. RAIN0707

    RAIN0707 Guest

    If your mixer has inserts use them with a TRS balanced cable instead of the direct outs - it will give you a cleaner signal from the preamp. The direct outs come post fader.
     
  4. fezk

    fezk Guest

    Ok! But it seems hard to find a mixer with 6 in/6 out... I really don't need any EQ, so should i go with a microphone preamp instead maybe?
     
  5. Cucco

    Cucco Distinguished Member

    Of course, pre-amps will be far better than just a mixer's output. If you can afford it, go this direction, but please don't skimp. Entry level preamps will give you no benefit over a decent mixing console. As for the mixing console, you should look at the Soundcraft M8 - there are 8 mic pres (decent ones at that) and 8 direct outputs. It's as good or better than any $500 mixer on the market.

    J...
     
  6. fezk

    fezk Guest

    As you know i have a mixer in cubase sx so im not looking for a good mixer, i just need the microphones amplified so i can use them in my analog inputs on the Motu 828. or do i have to use a mixer?

    I have not a clue what gear i should get! I want to have some decent stuff without taking my guitars to the pond shop...

    If anyone has any tips about what i shold get maybe you can give me som links to the gear.
     
  7. inLoco

    inLoco Active Member

    what's your budget?
    you can spend what amount?
     
  8. fezk

    fezk Guest

    Somewhere between 0-300 euros. But i can always sell something or eat pasta for a couple of months....
     
  9. inLoco

    inLoco Active Member

    lol... you want pres for that kind of money you have to buy something from behringer... those cheap stuff...
    either you buy something like the ada8000 or a cheap mixer...
    i'd go with the ada8000 cause you can connect it to your motu via adat so if you later buy a mixer or some decent pres you can always connect them to your line ins!
    of course the ada can also connect to your ins...
     
  10. fezk

    fezk Guest

    Ok! Thanks for the tip! Maybe i could get my hands on some second hand stuff for a good street-price. I can put out some "wanted" ads. What type of gear would be reasonable to ask for around 300 euros?
     
  11. inLoco

    inLoco Active Member

    the behringer ada8000 you can get for around 215 euros new!
     
  12. fezk

    fezk Guest

    It costs about 300 euros here in Sweden. I thought that it might be a good way to get some quality at a low price by buying something second hand. Then the price for a new device could be like 500 euros compared to the second hand price for the same machine that could be as low as half of that. I almost never buy stuff new from the store.
     
  13. inLoco

    inLoco Active Member

    what you get with stuff that are on the those prices is basically the same!
    the ada8000 may be good for you cause it's a low budget and has the ability to connect to the 828 via adat! this means if you get a new pre you can use with the line ins that are free in the 828!
    and products that work like this are like the m-audio octane but that product is new so i don't think you'll find anything in 2nd hand!
    and with that budget only behringers!
    go check http://www.musicians-gear.com/
    ULTRAGAIN PRO-8 DIGITAL ADA8000 costs 214 euros! with ups is a bit more!
     
  14. maintiger

    maintiger Well-Known Member

    I second the behringer- the adat thing is useful and you can always get good preamps for your analog inputs later and then use the behringer for extra inputs- we actually tried the thing in the studio and we were surprised but it was ok- certainly no worse than a small mixer and with the 828 the adat connection is primo...
     

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