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soundcard with a preamp instead of a mixer?

Discussion in 'Preamps & Processing' started by luke404, Mar 21, 2006.

  1. luke404

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  2. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2001
    the basic idea is fine

    I would look to a better pre-amp that may also have the same simple features

    phantom, polarity(phase), instrument input(DI)
    I like the rotary switch for setting gain as you can re-visit setting very easy

    on the ouput of the sound card you should have a switcher volutme control with some simple features like volume presets and mute and mono
    with independant control of headphone level

    I have a simple web page to help explain what I mean
    you don't have to DIY this and there are some good products out there

    keep it simple and cheap until you understand and know what you want
    simplicity will give ease of use and let you get back to what you want to do ... record
  3. luke404

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  4. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2001
    all of that

    you may find problems ... but everyone is different and has a different way to work
    you can only buy what is out there and available

    yes ... noise and operational troubles

    This is whay it is easy to recomend a quality Mic and a quality Mic-pre
    money well spent and will be at home even in the best pro studios

    You already have the audiophile 192 and the krk rokit 5 active monitors

    The monitoring unit can be cheap ... for the time being
    if it is just for solo/personal use and you want a little speaker and a little HP and some metering

    then something like the presonus may suit
    it can also give you a taste of SDPF monitoring

    I like the basic idea here as it is a rack unit with a remote
    as you grow this may become more obvious as to why I like it

    Mackie BIG knob

    the Samson is very cheap and I think this is fine as an experiement

    generally have a look at what is on offer

    what gear do you own right now ?
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