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USB mic-pre's

Discussion in 'Preamps / Channel Strips' started by JLiRD808, Oct 18, 2005.

  1. JLiRD808

    JLiRD808 Active Member

    Sorry I'm a total noob.

    Are the mic-pre's in all of the USB and Firewire interfaces worth crap? Is it even open to argument?

    I'm just wondering whether I should got to USB or mic/line.

  2. McCheese

    McCheese Well-Known Member

    I haven't seen any steller pre's on a USB interface, but there are some good ones on some firewire units, like the ONYX.
  3. JLiRD808

    JLiRD808 Active Member

    How about the M-Audio Firewires?


  4. McCheese

    McCheese Well-Known Member

    The interfaces are decent, but the pre's are nothing special.
  5. JLiRD808

    JLiRD808 Active Member

    So, this being the Budget forums, it is suffice to say that there are no good USB/Firewire interfaces with good mic-pres in the budget range.

  6. maintiger

    maintiger Well-Known Member

    when you buy a mic you usually figure you will keep it for most of your recording life- anywheres between say 10 and 50 years- which makes you wonder if an usb mic won't be obsolete a lot sooner than that- say with the digital mics, like the one Neumann has for 10K- it'll probably be obsolete within 10 years or so. i would not buy any of them for that reason alone

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