questions on the Tubefire 8

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by AnalogFreq, Apr 14, 2008.

  1. AnalogFreq

    AnalogFreq Guest

    I'm looking to get an A/D converter with mic pres...

    the majority vote seems to be either the ART Tubefire 8, or Motu 8pre...

    Question: Will the Tube pres work well (color sound in a good way) when recording drums? If i were to get it, would i be stuck with an overwhelming tube sound every time i record, or is that desireable?

    i want to get the 8pre, but the tubefire 8 comes with decent software (lite version, at the least - the 8pre doesn't come with any recording software), in which i have no audio software to record with as of now.

    Would Tubefire 8 be an all around good investment, or should i scrap the idea of getting a free version of recording software and go with the 8pre?

    Thoughts? Comments?
  2. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    Oct 31, 2005
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Looks a bit sketchy to me. Will it color the sound in a good way? Define good. I have no doubt that it will affect the tone of your recordings. Whether that's good or bad, that would be up to you to decide.

    Personally, I would wait to hear some other owners opinions.

    Until then there are plenty of tried and tested interfaces out there. Most noteably the Presonus Firestudio and FP10. Both of which come with comparable software packages. You could always add a dedicated tube preamp later.
  3. jamesrbrown

    jamesrbrown Guest

    I have used the Tubefire interface for 3 months now. I am impressed with sonic quality, you can tune in/out the tube effect from clean to hot, really quiet interface. I have done a fair amount of recording and I like what I hear...I am certainly no professional in this field, but for the works just fine.
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