Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002
Either one of those will do the job just fine. You get a little more bang for the buck with the second choice, the V3 I believe.
But on a budget either one will work fine.
Posted on May 08, 2009 04:44 pm
Member Since: Feb 25, 2009
Ive posted this in Sos forum this morning but not had answer yet. I normally use a line 6 pocket pod into the line in with no problems as it presents a signal that is acceptable to the computer. From what I read the ARt mic pre amps which I will link to below also have this feature as it mentions they act as a DI box. I'll paste the original post which gives an explanation of my setup and the spec of the mic pre amps. Thanks for any help in advance.
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Hi I am currently using an apple EMAC G4 1Ghz 768 ram with ableton live 7 as a DAW. When i want to use an external instrument , mainly my guitars, I am using the line 6 pocket pod for guitar plugged directly into the line in socket. This seems to be a satisfactory arrangement at the moment as there is no sign of latency and nothing to slow my computer down.
I am thinking of getting a condenser mic like a tbone sc400 and would need phantom power so I thought it would be useful to get a mic pre amp with this feature.
Below are two I am interested in as they are a reasonable price and seem to have the facilities I need without being over complex. It says they are an excellent direct box so i am assuming they can both be plugged into the line in socket where i would normally plug in my line 6 pocket pod.
A usb/firewire would introduce extra cost at the moment and possibly place stress on my already underpowered by todays standards machine. Seeing as I am only wishing to record one external instrument at a time , would either of these pre amps be suitable tp plug into my line in and use with a condenser mic. Thanks for your help.
www.dolphinmusic.co.uk/pr...dio-v3.html< br />
* Provides Superior Preamplification for: Microphones, Instruments and Line Level Sources
* V3™ - Variable Valve Voicing
* OPL™ - Output Protection Limiting
* Hand Selected 12AX7a Provides 70dB of Gain Smooth, Warm and Fat Sound Quality
* Variable Input and Output Gain Controls
* Excellent as a Tube DI
* XLR and 1/4" Inputs and Outputs +48 volts
* +48 Volts of Phantom Power
* Phase Reversal Switch
* Superior Sonic Performance to On-Board Preamps
* TEC-Award Nominated Design
* Portable, All Steel Construction
* 1 Year Warranty
* Dimensions 5.0in D x 5.5in W x 2.0in H
* Dynamic Range >100dB (20Hz to 20kHz)
* Equivalent Input Noise -129dBu ('A' weighted XLR to XLR)
* Frequency Response 10Hz to 20kHz (+0,-1dB)
* Input Impedance 2k ohms (XLR), 840K ohms (1/4 in.)
* Maximum Gain 70dB (XLR to XLR typical)
* Maximum Input Level +14dBu (XLR), +22dBu (1/4 in.)
* Maximum Output Level +28dBu (XLR), +22dBu (1/4 in.)
* Output Impedance 600 ohms (XLR), 300 ohms (1/4 in.)
* Phantom Power +48 Volts
* Power Requirements 9 VAC @ 700ma (typ)
* Total Harmonic Distortion <0.1% (typical) >CMMR: >75dB (typ @1kHz)
* Tube Type Hand Selected 12AX7A, provides over 70dB of Gain
* Weight 1.5 lbs.
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