how about focusrite?

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Member Since: Dec 06, 2007

i made my decision to get the motu 896 hd ok?but it has 8 preamps..but i am so i also need good preamps for my pro studio..insted of the rme micstacy wich is almost the same with the motu should i get a great tube preamp like the focusrite red 1?
www.thomann.de/gr/focusrite_red_1.htm

what do you think you pros?

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Administrator
Since: Apr 03, 2002


Dec 07, 2007 07:13 am

Why don't you try the preamps on the Moto before assuming you need to buy others?

Member
Since: Dec 06, 2007


Dec 07, 2007 07:27 am

so you say i only buy the mixer for my studio and the go directly to the motu896?
isnt that very little things for a pro studio?

Administrator
Since: Apr 03, 2002


Dec 07, 2007 07:32 am

If am really growing tired of the whole "pro" studio thing..."pro" is the quality of the product you put out, not how big and impressive your gear looks in the racks. Until you realize a shortcoming or discover the need for something, why keep spending money?

The trick to good clean sound is using the LEAST gear in the chain you can.

But if you want to just keep spending money, go for it.

Member
Since: Dec 06, 2007


Dec 07, 2007 07:48 am

yeah man..one of you sais need that thing and another says the oposite..i am so comfused thats why i ask a lot of questions ..i know it isnt about tha racks and that stuf..thats why i am asking you what i need to make a great clean sound and mix only and not need to put lots of plugins in the nunedo to make the sound better like we all do in the home recording..
one of you sais i dont need o compressor..the other sais i need..one sais i need preamps for the mics..the other sais i dont.,.make up you minds..thats why i ask all the time cause you comfuse me

Administrator
Since: Apr 03, 2002


Dec 07, 2007 07:58 am

Dude, everybody has a different opinion, there are lots of ways to do anything you want to do...I say one thing, somebody else says something else, that doesn't mean either of us a wrong, it means we do things differently.

That said, if you are going to be bring client in and out of your studio recording different styles and instruments and such, I will 100% guarantee you WILL need an outboard compressor (probably more than one) on many occasions.

You DO need preamps, it's nasty to record without them, that said, you can get preamps in many ways, preamps are part of a mixer, preamps can be part of an interface, you can buy standalone preamps...then you said there are 8 preamps in your interface but you want to buy others anyway. Why? Why not at least try the interface preamps first...

You will get more than one accurate answer to any question you ask because everybody has different ways of doing things.

And again, the "pro" is the person, not the gear.

Member
Since: Dec 06, 2007


Dec 07, 2007 08:03 am

ok so whats the lineup?
mics>preamps>compressor>mixer>audio interface?

so let me get this straigt so its better to take intividual parts and not mixer with preamps or audio interfaces with preamps..that is what i am understanding
to preamp .compress and mix manually before the all go to the interface and then the pc

Administrator
Since: Apr 03, 2002


Dec 07, 2007 08:09 am

mic into the mixer, the compressor is in an aux loop of the mixer, then run the mixer into the interface.

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so let me get this straigt so its better to take intividual parts and not mixer with preamps or audio interfaces with preamps..that is what i am understanding


No, that's not true. A high end mixer will have better preamps than cheap standalone preamps...you can't judge things that broadly. Personally, I like gear that is integrated, I don't like all individual gear unless there is a good reason for it...

Member
Since: Dec 06, 2007


Dec 07, 2007 08:14 am

but isnt the tibe preamps better tha normal preamps?so isnt better to pass the mics from a tube preamp before it goes to the mixer then the compressor and then the audio interface?i dint look at all at compressors..do you have any brands and models in mind man?some that have at least 8 ins and out of course

Administrator
Since: Apr 03, 2002


Dec 07, 2007 08:18 am

tube preamps are better if you want the tube preamp sound, yes...

Member
Since: Dec 06, 2007


Dec 07, 2007 08:22 am

man if u like..add on your msn to talk from there..i would really like you help..
dinohxc@hotmail.com

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