SM57 + M-Audio Interface + Garageband/Logic?

Discussion in 'Converters / Interfaces' started by Johnny_musiCman, Jul 1, 2009.

  1. Johnny_musiCman

    Johnny_musiCman Active Member

    Hello yall,

    I am presently using garage band with a 20$ Apex($*^t) dynamic mic plugged directly into my macbook. Once I have recorded I throw it all on logicPro and do the rest of my creations there. Like many others doing the same thing, I'm sick of the horrible quality and wish to spend some money (round 100-150) and invest in my future. I have come to the conclusion that the sm57 is what I want BUT I would like to have experienced/inexperienced people who can tell me about the M-Audio Fast Track USB Audio Interface. Is it just a waste of my money and something that will just take away from the mic? I understand that I need something with a pre-amp in it.. but some people say certain ones are great where as others diss the same one.

    Thanks in advanced :D
  2. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Well-Known Member

    Scotland, UK
    Unfortunately, I'd go for both.
    I have experience with $20 mics and they do indeed suck.
    But you need a preamp.

    I'd say, get the fast-track (or something similar), learn a little bit of mic placement/get really sick of the Apex junk, and then get a 57.
  3. Johnny_musiCman

    Johnny_musiCman Active Member

    Ok thanks Codemonkey! sorry i was away for a while there.

    I have one other question,

    What do yall think of the M-Audio 1814 Firewire Interface? Im thinking about buying it.

  4. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    currently Billings
    It works. It works better than Behringer. Best I can say for it. Supposedly the Profire stuff improved the pre's and allegedly better conversion to compete better with the Presonus gear. I haven't bothered to try any of it out yet.

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