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Wich soundcard should I choose?

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by Nakatira, Mar 18, 2005.

  1. Nakatira

    Nakatira Guest

    Hello, I`m a norwegian neewbie, and I currently rely on a emu 404 soundcard.

    But I`m considering upgrading to a firewire multitrack.

    The two candidates so far is Presonus firepod and Edirol fa101.

    Now I know that the firepod is a better card but, I would be very happy to get a cheap solution, hence the edirol being half the price.

    One more for the road, is it possible to connect a( lets say a sure sm58) to the balanced line inputs and get sound.
    Or do every connection have to be a xlr with preamp and phantom power?
     
  2. inLoco

    inLoco Active Member

    go for the new motu traveler!
     
  3. ghellquist

    ghellquist Member

    One more for the road, is it possible to connect a( lets say a sure sm58) to the balanced line inputs and get sound.


    Nop. Most mics output a mic level signal that is a few millivolts, line level signals are a few volts. So you need an amplifier. The stand-alone solution is a separate microphone preamplifier, or for short micpre. These range in price from low up to extremely expensive. On the very low price level you might find brands such as Behringer or Alto.

    One alternative that some people use is a small mixer. From these you get a lot of functionality for a low price. Quality-wise it is not totally it of course depends on a lot of things.
     
  4. inLoco

    inLoco Active Member

    and phantom power is only needed on condenser mics, not dynamic! the sm58 is dynamic so you don't need phantom power!
     
  5. Nakatira

    Nakatira Guest

    thanks for the help.

    Will go for the presonus fire pod
    and then the samson 7 piece drumkit
    and offcourse a valve condenser mic, the choice will fall upon Røde or Akg.

    again thanks
     
  6. inLoco

    inLoco Active Member

    Re: thanks for the help.

    why buy those below average mics by samson? just so you can have many mics for drums?
    and which akg are you thinking? please tell me it's not the c1000's, c2000's or c3000's...
     

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