microphone pre-amps

Discussion in 'Digital Audio & Recording' started by emjaypee, Aug 29, 2003.

  1. emjaypee

    emjaypee New Member

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    Hi people,

    If i'm using a soundblaster live drive, do I need to use an external mic pre-amp. Or should I say, would I get better vocal results from using a mic pre-amp?
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  2. kayhettin

    kayhettin New Member

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    I dont know much about it, but I have a friend that has a studio and it records really well.
  3. tootith

    tootith New Member

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    You'd definitely get better results with a pre-amp. The Live-drive doesn't have phantom power, so you can't use condenser mics that require it. I'd get a pre like a cheap Presonus tube model or even a small mixer
  4. Jandreau

    Jandreau New Member

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    I use a Audigy card and use a presonus MP20 preamp. It really makes a difference.
  5. DJ-Distincti

    DJ-Distincti New Member

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    It could be to do with what microphone you are using?
  6. johnrowley

    johnrowley Member

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    If you don't use a condenser mike then Audigy works well, could use a Tube preamp for vocals as well. Good mics are the Audio Technica Midnight blue series (like the 1000L), really crisp and extra high output from the mic due to a neodynamium magnet. This mic rocks!

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