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problems with m-audio dmp3

Discussion in 'Recording' started by JoaoSpin, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. JoaoSpin

    JoaoSpin Active Member

    hi Guys from the forum,
    I have a problem. I just bought two m-audio dmp3 preamps, both from completely different places. When I first tested one of them I was sure there was a technical problem or a manufacturing defect since when I tested it with my Behringer B1 in my budget studio there was a huge booming sound and hardly any highs, even when I turned on the low cut. After I thought I would never get it fixed and resigned to buying a new one, I discovered that both of them had the same problem, whether in my budget studio or here in my home studio ( totally different acoustic spaces) I checked with my Behringer B1 with the phantom power on and with my Shure SM58 with both the power on and off. Could it be I'm doing something wrong? I would presume this preamp sucks but I have a Behringer mic200 which costs one third what this one costs and the sound is way better. I'm really getting nothing but boominess, it's awful. I hope you guys can help me cause I can't afford to buy a new preamp for a while.
    João
     
  2. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Distinguished Member

    What are you connecting the output of the DMP3 to and with what type of cable?
     
  3. JoaoSpin

    JoaoSpin Active Member

    hi,
    I'm connecting the output of the dmp3 to the analog inputs of a delta 6/6 into a intel i3 pc running pro tools 7. I'm using a TRS 1/4 inch cable both ways.
    João
     
  4. bouldersound

    bouldersound Real guitars are for old people. Well-Known Member

    Can you record and post a sample of the problematic sound?
     
  5. JoaoSpin

    JoaoSpin Active Member

    Here it is: a sample recorded in 24 bit 96khz wav with the dmp3 and a behringer b1 condenser a few inches from the twelfth fret of my acoustic steel string guitar.
    http://soundcloud.com/postagensmix/sampleguitar
    h
    ope you guys can figure out what went wrong...
     
  6. bouldersound

    bouldersound Real guitars are for old people. Well-Known Member

    It sounds fine to me. On my computer speakers it sounds slightly boomy, which is how they sound on everything. On my main home system it sounds clear and balanced, not a hint of boominess. Maybe the boomy sound is coming from your monitoring arrangements.
     
  7. JoaoSpin

    JoaoSpin Active Member

    just heard in the cans... indeed there's no boominess there. I guess It'll take getting used to. thanks!
    João
     
  8. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Distinguished Member

    Yep, that sounds fine within the limits of what a B1 microphone can do. You might want to experiment with re-positioning the microphone relative to the guitar. There is some acoustic boom coming from the sound hole, but this is not an equipment problem.

    In what way does the MIC200 pre-amp sound "way better"?
     
  9. JoaoSpin

    JoaoSpin Active Member

    The MIC200 adds a pleasent brightness and seems less harsh.
    João
     

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