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high quality, multi-channel mic pres with optical outs?

Post by Russian Recording » Wed Apr 18, 2007 10:39 am

im looking to put together a mobile tracking setup. I'm looking for a really simple and high quality multichannel preamp with optical outputs.

i konw there are the focusrite isa 4 ch pres, but iwas wondering if anyone else had any experience with other units.

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Post by Jeff White » Wed Apr 18, 2007 11:17 am

This...

http://www.rme-audio.com/english/micpreamps/octamic.htm

or this...

http://www.rme-audio.com/english/premline/micstasy.htm

I am very curious about the quality of the mic preamps as well as the MADI option (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MADI).

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Post by Smitty » Wed Apr 18, 2007 11:57 am

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Post by Flight Feathers » Wed Apr 18, 2007 12:50 pm

never tried this one
http://www.presonus.com/digimax96k.html#diagrams2

but i have the firepod and i like it.
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Post by Max » Wed Apr 18, 2007 3:33 pm

My mobile recording set-up is one of them Isa 428s, a 002rack and some Sytek and Neumann pres. No complaints here.

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Post by norton » Wed Apr 18, 2007 3:39 pm

audient has a reportedly high quality box that's an 8 channel mic pre with an adat out option.
class a preamps, variable impedence... all the things you'd want in a box i think...

http://vintageking.com/New-Brands/Audie ... 8Ta38Kchr0

hope that helps....or adds another option to the fire.

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Post by Jeff White » Wed Apr 18, 2007 3:47 pm

Out of curiousity, how many channels do you need and what interface/computer are you feeding? Any preamps going analog?

I used to use a Digimax LT but replaced it with a Sytek MPX4Aii and BLA mod to my 828mk2. I also have a modded Presonus MP20, EH12AY7, and just bought a Symetrix SX202. The DigiLT wasn't bad but was a bit bland. I did not like it for drum overheads and I noticed some slight clocking problems (clicks) from time to time when using the unmodded 828mk2 as master.

Live recording or location recording of bands?

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Post by Ryan Silva » Fri Apr 20, 2007 8:39 pm

I think the Focusrite's are the best on this list. but kinnda over priced. Don't be afraid of the new "Onyx" stuff, mackie gets a bad rap for its "VLZ" line with good reason. However at work I often am forced to use VLZ's and at home I have some onyx's and I forget that there made by the same company. There really not comparable; I would however avoid there interfaces. big driver problems.
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Post by playonbrother » Sat Apr 21, 2007 7:25 pm

i've used the metric halo 2882+DSP's live and in my studio for years.... http://mhlabs.com really solid interfaces that sound great. anyone engineer who has ever heard the tracks i record with them are always impressed.

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