what to go with my MOTU 24io for recording rock

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by KTek, Dec 27, 2004.

  1. KTek

    KTek Guest

    ok i've got a yamaha mg16/4 mixer with 10 solid state pre's. i can send out 8 channels individually to the motu, and i can mix a stereo pair out through the subgroup out. this is basically 10 channels taken care of.

    i was wondering if there's a multichannel (like 8 ) NICE pre-amp i can use in addition for a few more in's. the yamaha is fine and clean, but is there something i can use for a few tracks that would further compliment perhaps a few tracks for rock music. (the motu does not have an adat in,, i'm looking for something with line outs if possible. any thoughts and suggestions are appreciated!
  2. DaveRunyan

    DaveRunyan Active Member

    Dec 13, 2004
    I also have a MOTU 24 I/O. I love that thing. I use 3 focusrite Octi Pre 8 channel preamps with it. They work great for rock. Each channel has a limiter/compressor feature that can be very useful. I do a lot of high school concert band recordings and they work very nicely for that too. I just run the line outs from the Octi Pres right into the 24 I/O converters.
  3. LittleDogAudio

    LittleDogAudio Active Member

    Sep 24, 2004
    I second Dave.

    The Octapre is a good tool for the cost.

    I don't own one, but have borrowed a friend's for a few remote gigs and was pleased with the results.

  4. KTek

    KTek Guest

    thanx man!! most appreciated!! :cool:
  5. KTek

    KTek Guest

    ok,,, final decision.. my friend who is far deeper into this realm than I has suggested the PRESONUS DIGIMAX L8. it's $800.

    here's the big decision that i need some experienced guys' help with...

    PRESONUS DIGIMAX L8 - $800.00


    FOCUSRITE OCTAPRE -$1,000.00
    (this one has compressors/limiters for each channel)

    i'm wondering if there's any compromise i might not be aware of here. the only difference i'm seeing is the compressors/limiters for $200.00 more on the FOCUSRITE.. but my friend swears by presonus preamps. so if anybody out there knows any difference between the two, besides the compressors,,, please let me know,, i value the shared knowledge on this board!!! :D

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