Neumann into USB Converter

Discussion in 'Converters / Interfaces' started by zepplinne, Dec 8, 2010.

  1. zepplinne

    zepplinne Guest

    If I was to connect a Neumann TLM 102 Condenser Microphone into a more affordable USB audio interface such as:

    Buy M-Audio Fast Track Pro Mobile USB Audio/MIDI Interface | Audio Interfaces | Musician's Friend

    Would the Mic's quality be undermined by the USB interface?

    If so, is there something that someone could recommend that doesn't cost an arm and a leg.

    PS. I want to hook it up with:
    Buy Neumann TLM 102 Condenser Microphone | Condenser Microphones | Musician's Friend

    and it also needs to have at least 2 analog mic inputs
     
  2. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

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    Honestly, the conversion isn't the problem on most devices these days. It is the analog circuitry leading to and from the conversion. What is your max budget? Below a certain pricepoint pick what makes you happy. The cheapest interface I recommend is the TC Electronics Impact Twin. Anything less than that is whatever you like.
     
  3. zepplinne

    zepplinne Guest

    my budget for the converter would be under $350. I was looking at this one:

    Buy Cakewalk UA-25EX USB Audio Interface | Audio Interfaces | Musician's Friend

    can it only be used with cakewalk or can I use it with other programs as well? Could you recommend a good one around this price point? My main desire is high quality sound and two mic inputs, it doesnt have to have a ton of features
     
  4. TheJackAttack

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    The ad you linked to gave you the answer. Halfway down....compatible with all major DAW's.....
     
  5. zepplinne

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    Hahah, I see that now. I like the look of that Impact Twin that you recommended. I don't really understand the difference between Firewire and USB though. I have both so it isn't a worry, what are advantages/disadvantages of each though?
     
  6. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

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    With properly written drivers and USB 2 (vice usb1), then for under 6 tracks the differences are small. How the drivers are for that particular device I have no idea. I suspect a Cakewalk device to be decent enough.
     

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