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The Brick w/ digi 002?

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Verveling, Jun 14, 2005.

  1. Verveling

    Verveling Guest

    Hi,

    I'm considering buying the Brick to use with my digi 002 but i'm wondering if its even worth it since my signal will still have to pass through the digi's pre's. i plan mainly on using this for vocals. if there is a way to bypass the digi pre's please let me know.....i'm pretty new at all of this....
     
  2. jonnyc

    jonnyc Member

    Do a little homework man. You'll see there are inputs 5-8 right next to your xlr's. They have little switches that say 10 -4 or something like that. Any way those are inputs that don't have any preamps, so you would need something like the brick or another pre to be able to use it as a channel. I think with the brick you'll need xlr to 1/4 inch cable to go into the input on the digi. Hope this helps a little.
     
  3. poprocks

    poprocks Guest

    From the looks of many other posts on this forum, purchasing the Brick would be a great idea in addition to your 002. Understand that you would not plug the output from the Brick into one of the mic pre inputs on your 002. You only need on mic pre in the chain! The purpose of a pre is raise your mic's signal from mic level to line level, to put it simply. The output of your Brick will be line level which you will plug into one of your line inputs on your 002.

    Do a little research on the three biggies: Line level, mic level and instrument signals.

    What you can't avoid are the A/D converters on your 002! Not that there's anything wrong with them ...
     
  4. Verveling

    Verveling Guest

    Thanks for the help! Like I said I'm very new to this and have done a lot of research but there is tons more I don't know than I do know. Would an A/D converter like the Alesis Ai3 be a good way to go in terms of avoiding the 002's converters and achieving an upgraded sound?
     
  5. jonnyc

    jonnyc Member

    Yes the converters on the 002r aren't the best and eventually I'm going to upgrade. Take a look at some of the stuff by Apogee. I've heard many many pro's favor these over their Digi converters. This can really run you a lot, if I were you I'd just work with what you have and get the best sound you can with what you have. Then as your ears surpass what your 002 can do then start upgrading. What type of music do you record?
     
  6. poprocks

    poprocks Guest

    I agree, Johnny. It ain't about the gear, especially until you earn your bread in your studio. It's so much more important at first to experiment and learn as much as you can.

    The digi 002 is a solid piece. You may upgrade someday, but don't worry about the converters now. It will take years before you are experienced enough to be hindered by that. I've got an 828mkii and some people complain about its converters. But I know I've got a ways to go before I'm going to blame anything on the a/d converters!

    Have fun,

    AG
     
  7. Verveling

    Verveling Guest

    Thanks for the replies...... Much appreciated....I got the Brick and it does make a big difference. Gotta go...I've got a lot of learning to do. By the way, poprocks, i see that you're in LA...so am i....if you ever want to earn some extra bread showing a guy the ropes let me know....
     
  8. poprocks

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