Focusrite Voicemaster Pro + Saffire LE, a good combination for vocals?

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Member Since: Mar 11, 2008

hello guys!

i just ordered a combination of:

1 Focusrite Voicemaster Pro with digital card

1 Focusrite Saffire LE firewire interface.

for use to record vocals only.

do you guys think it these two will shine with vocals?

i'm using some studio projects and marshall condenser mikes.

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I tune down down...
Since: Jun 11, 2007

Mar 12, 2008 09:36 am

I've never used either but, I have HEARD them used so it may have just been the user. But, I hated the way they made it sound. They were very flat sounding and had just a bad tone overall.

Czar of Turd Polish
Since: Jun 20, 2006

Mar 12, 2008 11:12 am

I would attribute that to the user. The focusrite from what I've read is a good interface. The NT1a, for the price is a darn good microphone. I've heard decent vocals come out of a C1000S in the right hands. If you work it right you should get some very nice vocal tracks.

Since: Mar 11, 2008

Mar 13, 2008 02:55 pm

this morning before confirming the order, i asked a sweetwater recording engineer whether it could be able for me to replace the voicemaster pro with the new MOTU 828MK3 (which is very cool). since i do vocal recording solely, they again advised me to stick with the voicemaster for its outstanding mic preamp and A/D conversion. i again took their advice and finalized the order.

i got the i cheap deal though.

1 Focusrite Saffire Interface
1 Voicemaster Pro + Digital Card + cables

total : $897

ain't that sweet?

Czar of Turd Polish
Since: Jun 20, 2006

Mar 13, 2008 02:58 pm

From what I remember on the Focusrite prices that does indeed seem like a pretty good deal.

Since: Mar 11, 2008

Mar 14, 2008 04:44 pm

yep. it's on the way to my door. i hope it works for me so i don't have to return it :)

I really like the TwinTrak Pro for dual mic preamps, but it lacks some essential controls for vocals. it's hard to find an almost perfect tool when you're on budget, sadly!

Let's go sailing....
Since: Feb 25, 2008

Mar 17, 2008 09:48 am

Im curious about your Voicemaster purchase. I was looking at that same unit - and I saw that it had the A/D converter - but when I did more reading I saw that it used a 250 Pico-second clock - and the Mytek Stero96's clock is like 10 or 15 pico-second. I wonder how much difference it truly makes.


Since: Mar 11, 2008

Mar 22, 2008 05:51 am

the voicemaster pro does not come with the A/D card. you have to buy it separately for at least $220.

the Matt guy at sweetwater hooked me up with that deal in which i got the card for free. the card came in separate box and i had to install it myself. the sound of the voicemaster pro is sweet! a lot of control for vocals---nice!

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