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Need recommendations for mic pre amp

Discussion in 'Preamps / Channel Strips' started by tomyco, Oct 31, 2007.

  1. tomyco

    tomyco Active Member

    I am new to recording and I am looking for recommendations for a mic pre amp rack. I currently have Pro Tools LE, Digi 002 rack & mac Pro. I want to record live drums, guitars and other instruments. Please give me two recommendations, one under $1000.00 and the other under $500.00.
  2. bent

    bent No Bad Vibes! Well-Known Member

    Along with any sponsors' items on this forum...

    Under $1000:
    Focusrite's Octopre, a great 8ch. preamp
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    The Presonus DigiMax FS

    (Around) $500:
    M-Audio Octane

    All have line outs to connect to your digi.

    I suggest, but they're over $2000 and only 2 channels:
    The Earthworks 1022 - very clean and transparent.

    Do you have or are you considering getting a mixer?
  3. tomyco

    tomyco Active Member

    I do not have a mixer at this point, just what is in Pro Tools, that is on my list down the road. What are you suggesting?
  4. bent

    bent No Bad Vibes! Well-Known Member

    Personally, I like the functionality, routing, and monitoring options a mixer will offer - like a small Mackie, or a Yamaha 01V...

    It is perfectly acceptable to only use outboard preamps, but for me a mixer makes life a whole lot easier - you can expand your capabilities, record whole bands at one time, use auxes as monitor sends, ya know?
  5. bigmac

    bigmac Guest

    how would u connect it?
  6. Sidhu

    Sidhu Active Member

    the o1v with a adat card... and the mackie with the behringer ada8000.

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