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    Default Do i really need a Mic preamp?

    Do i really need a Mic preamp? does it do anything to the quailty of the recording. i currently have a basic home studio setup with a pc, 4Gbs, mbox mini, pt7.4, waves mercury and a few other plug-ins along with fl and an axiom 49. Do i need a preamp?????

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    Default Re: Do i really need this?

    Yea a preamp makes a big difference. Its better to get a clean signal instead of normalizing what your recorded along with other stuff left in the background, the bigger they are the more likely they'll cost more, small ones can do just as good or better.

    In the studio I mess with we have this preamp ART Tube MP Studio V3 from zZounds.com!. It does the job and makes everything alot easier.

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    my friend have an mbox, i have worked with the mbox, and i plan on buyin' a mbox soon... and i can tell you as a protools fan that the mbox preamp is not the best in the world. so gettin' a better preamp will not HURT your music.

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    ahhh...

    9.5 times out of ten if you have a condenser mic you will need a pre amp.

    nearly all condensers need 48v phantom power to get a signal for audio.

    if you have a dynamic like lets say a shure sm57 or so u would not need a pre amp.

    NOTE:if you are gonna have a pre amp in your set up, its highly recommended u dont go cheap on it. your mic or anything running through it will only sound as good as the pre amp itself.

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    I Brought the ART Tube MP Studio V3 from zZounds.com like listed ^^^^.... is this better than the m box or do i use them together, i havent taken it out th box yet... also my PT wont run if the M box isnt installed. how do i run PT without an Mbox????

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    you cant run pro tools without mbox. unless you get the version were u can use some m audio interfaces

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    Default Re: Do i really need a Mic preamp?

    Quote Originally Posted by flomontana View Post
    I Brought the ART Tube MP Studio V3 from zZounds.com like listed ^^^^.... is this better than the m box or do i use them together, i havent taken it out th box yet... also my PT wont run if the M box isnt installed. how do i run PT without an Mbox????
    take the ART Tube MP Studio V3 and see if you can hook it up to the mbox. that way, you can connect the mbox's usb cable to the pc so that you can run protools.

    from ART Tube MP Studio V3 from zZounds.com!
    connect the "Outputs: Balanced XLR and unbalanced 1/4 in." of the ART Tube MP Studio V3 to the inputs of the mbox...

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