Digi 002 rack Mic pre's

Discussion in 'Preamps / Channel Strips' started by jim44, May 5, 2004.

  1. jim44

    jim44 Guest

    Hey guys I am awaiting arrival of my new Digi 002 rack (I am using an MBox currently). I am wondering which mic pre's would be better the Digi ones in the 002 or the pre's on my Mackie 12fx. Also is there any good posts and articles about the 002 i can be directed to. Thanks a bunch Jim
  2. pmolsonmus

    pmolsonmus Well-Known Member

    Jun 23, 2003
    The pres in the OO2R are very clean without being harsh but they offer very little color if that's what you're looking for. I think they're the equivalent to the Focusrite entry level line (in fact I think they're almost identical) I can't speak from experience but I would think they are quite a bit better than the Mackie. I use my Mackie pres only when I have to.- I like my Alesis rack mount mixer's pres better - The Mackies are bright and can give you an edge if that's what you're looking for - but my experience tells me tracks don't seem to "play nicely" when combined using the Mackies.

    You should definitely check out the DIGI user conference DUC at their website. Some great informative threads by knowledgeable mods.

  3. TFodor

    TFodor Guest

    TL Audio 4 X tube pre is nice

    TL audio produce a 4 X tube pre setup which would complement the oo2 and not break the bank. It should be around $500.00 US and they sound great for the money.
  4. Markd102

    Markd102 Well-Known Member

    Apr 24, 2001
    The Mbox pres are Focusrite Platinum series (entry level).
    The 002 and 002R pres are from the same R&D that went into the DigiPRE and are a bit better than the Mbox.
    Both are better than the Mackie.

    But neither are what I would even call mid-level.

    The TL unit would probably add about the same quality level to the 002R, but would give you a different color.

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