Hey guys, I'm kinda new to all this and i am finding so much useful info on this site. it is awsome. anyway here is the question. Most of my recordings consist of pretty much vocals and acoustic guitar. I have a tascam dp-02 MTR and a rode m3 condensor mic. The signal i get when im micing up my guitar is very weak. I am after a pre amp of some sort and hopefully later a compressor (for now i can compress the mix in cubase). i have been doing alot of reading and everywhere i go they say that this is not where you stinge. do you think it would be in my best interests to buy a decent pre, for eg, $800 - $1200 or will i not even notice the difference of a decent pre due to my recording interface (tascam dp - 02).