What exactly does a preamp do?

Discussion in 'Preamps / Channel Strips' started by Baderup99, Jan 30, 2007.

  1. Baderup99

    Baderup99 Guest

    Hi ive been reading posts all day about mic preamps and everything. I know a preamp gives condensers their power and all but ive seen some preamps for over $1000 so I must be missing something. I use an Alesis Multimix FW to record my vocals. Does the Alesis have a preamp inside of it?
  2. zemlin

    zemlin Well-Known Member

    Sep 4, 2004
    Indianapolis, IN
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    yes, your multimix has preamps in it. $1000 preamps sound a lot nicer than the preamps in a budget board, but preamps don't make or break a recording project. In the right hands, good gear is like the whipped cream on a good piece of pie.

    A lousy pie is still lousy - even with whipped cream. :evil:
    A great pie is great, even without whipped cream. :cool:
    A great pie with fresh whipped cream ... yeah. 8)

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