Hi :D ,
My soundcard is Motu 828 MK2 and I need some mic preamps. Would you rather choose SP828 or m-audio Octan with adat? I thing that the only advantige of Octan is that I can have more inputs on my audio interface. What about sound quality? I used crappy Behringer MX series mixer preamps till today, is it big difference?
Or do you know about anything better in this price category? I prefer better audio to higher number of inputs, but 8 is minimum.
Welcome to RO!
Don't know about the SP828, but I have heard the Octane recently and would say it is a step up from the MX mixers. What I like most about the Octane is that the converters were of decent sound quality and there was 8-line inputs that bypass the mic pre's to get access to the converters and ADAT optical.
there you go, and you can go straight into your 828 mkii via light pipe- then if you get 8 more ch of preamp later you can have 18 ch with your 2 828mkii built in preamps.
Thanx for your replays :) ........but couldn't be the SP828 two steps up from my MX and one step up from the Octane.