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Line-in before mic preamp on some mixers


I noticed that many mixers such as the Behringer hard wire their line inputs (without even a switch) in parallel with the mic input to the mic preamps. Yes, they do have a drop resistor but that's all. My concern is that the signal is being dropped and then amplified back up - thus adding another stage and more noise.

What Mic and Preamp Should I get?


Hello, Im Don Jaye. I want my vocals to be crystal clear with a little warmth.

- I have a Apogee Duet 2 going into Logic Pro
- avantone c12
These two are not getting me the professional sound I'm looking for.

I will ONLY be using this chain for vocals and my budget is 2,000.

I was thinking of the Neumann tlm 102 and maybe a UA 610 for preamp.

Advice on adding mic/instr preamps to my studio rack on a budget


I have a small semi-portable studio rack system which I use to record my own music as well as band sessions. My gear includes an ART Dual MP preamp box which gives me two decent mic/instr preamps that works well for certain mics and instruments, but I frequently need a few more preamps. Right now, I fall back on my Zoom R16 channel amps, but I'd like a better option.


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