USB mic-pre's

Discussion in 'Microphones & Recording' started by JLiRD808, Oct 18, 2005.

  1. JLiRD808

    JLiRD808 Active Member

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    Sorry I'm a total noob.

    Are the mic-pre's in all of the USB and Firewire interfaces worth crap? Is it even open to argument?

    I'm just wondering whether I should got to USB or mic/line.

    Thanks!
     
  2. McCheese

    McCheese Well-Known Member

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    I haven't seen any steller pre's on a USB interface, but there are some good ones on some firewire units, like the ONYX.
     
  3. JLiRD808

    JLiRD808 Active Member

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    How about the M-Audio Firewires?

    http://www.m-audio.com

    Thanks!
     
  4. McCheese

    McCheese Well-Known Member

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    The interfaces are decent, but the pre's are nothing special.
     
  5. JLiRD808

    JLiRD808 Active Member

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    So, this being the Budget forums, it is suffice to say that there are no good USB/Firewire interfaces with good mic-pres in the budget range.

    Thanks!
     
  6. maintiger

    maintiger Well-Known Member

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    when you buy a mic you usually figure you will keep it for most of your recording life- anywheres between say 10 and 50 years- which makes you wonder if an usb mic won't be obsolete a lot sooner than that- say with the digital mics, like the one Neumann has for 10K- it'll probably be obsolete within 10 years or so. i would not buy any of them for that reason alone
     

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