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the next step

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Sidhu, Apr 25, 2005.

  1. Sidhu

    Sidhu Active Member

    Hi,

    Im in need for at least two more mic pres. Currently i have 2 Behringer UB's. I was wondering if there is a reasonably priced option that i should consider, and if realistic, wait a little, save up and invest

    (bear in mind that majority of equipment is not available here, ill need to import direct, and duties are at a current of 40% of the cost including shipping and insurance)

    I also use the what is probably the cheapest 4IO card available around. The audiotrak maya 44MkII.

    http://www.audiotrak.net/maya44mk2.htm

    Does it make more sence to buy a decent card. though im kinda sure that upgrading to an M-audio will not bring about a great deal of change.

    Are the Yamaha MG consoles any good? We get these around for a reasonable price.. I have used one in a non-critical environment and liked it.

    http://www.yamahaproaudio.com/products/mixer/a_mixer/mg_series/mg_com/index.htm

    i looked at the FMR pre, but it's a bit out of my range right now... Ill wait it out if it's really worth it.. but id rather get some acoustics done...

    Thanks a ton

    Sidhu
     
  2. JBsound

    JBsound Guest

    The m-audio dmp3 is about the best budget pre (under $200) out there right now.
     
  3. Sidhu

    Sidhu Active Member

    thanks, were getting it for about 300 here.. ill look into it

    Sidhu
     
  4. JBsound

    JBsound Guest

    Oh, I didn't even see where you were!
     
  5. Sidhu

    Sidhu Active Member

    i think i can afford this ammount in the very near future... If it is a reasonable step up from the Behringer's il invest.. or should still wait it out (maybe purchase another behringer meanwhile) and finally invest in a couple of Bricks or something..

    Sidhu
     
  6. JBsound

    JBsound Guest

    Well, I think that the bricks would be a little better, but this would be a good intermediate step. It's a step up from the behringer for sure.

    What does a brick cost over there?
     
  7. Sidhu

    Sidhu Active Member

    Well... we dont get 99% of pro audio products here.. including anything by GT. Ill have to import direct.

    :roll:


    Add a 50% to the total cost of what the Brick would cost me (including shipping and insurence). that what it would roughly cost me here.

    That im getting the M-audio pre is a good scene... also im having to pay only bout 50% over the american cost, which one would consider reasonable figuring that after the dealer anddistributor markup, most pro audio import costs atleast twice.

    It's cheaper to import direct, but then i dont get a bill nor warranty...


    Sidhu
     

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