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MOTU 896HD Pre's

Discussion in 'Preamps / Channel Strips' started by McCheese, Jun 6, 2005.

  1. McCheese

    McCheese Well-Known Member

    Anyone use them? I'm looking into getting one as a portable interface, and was wondering if the pre's are even halfway decent.

    I know they're not going to be API's or Great River's, but are they useable? Mostly I'll be using them to track rock drums on location, at least until I can get some more money scrounged together for some other pre's.

    I ran a search and didn't come up with much more than they're "clean type pres"
     
  2. vividsonics

    vividsonics Guest

    I have the MOTU 896HD. I also have a Soundcraft Ghost that I use the pres on as well. I would say that they both fall into that "not great but usable for the money" department. You would have to make a big price jump to get much better per channel. I actually like them more than my Ghost (it's never been modded). Getting something along the lines of a Presonus or ART pre would yeild no improvement in most situations, IMHO. Also I think the conversion sounds a lot nicer than previous MOTU firewire offerings. It's a HUGE step up from my PCI based 2408 MkI too. I'm glad I bought the 896HD.
     
  3. McCheese

    McCheese Well-Known Member

    Cool, I'm looking at getting the True Precision 8 or the Grace 801 down the road, but I wanted to make sure they were useable.
     

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