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Old April 28th, 2012, 02:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question about using an external preamp

Hello! I want to use my GAP PRE73 to record the bass guitar for our full length, because i really like the coloration for that kind of use.

Problem is we are currently using a Focusrite Scarlett 2I2 USB Audio Interface, which has a preamp stage on both inputs, so i suppose a preamp going to another preamp is not a good thing!

Is it possible to connect these 2 devices?
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Old April 28th, 2012, 03:27 AM   #2 (permalink)
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As with most other interfaces (and here's the actual quote from Scarlett 2i2 Manual):
"Scarlett 2i2 has no “Mic/line” switch – the Focusrite preamplifier stage is automatically configured for a microphone when you plug an XLR into the input, and for a line or instrument when you connect a jack plug."
So, to dumb it down - plug the bass into GAP, then spread the cable from GAP to Scarlett (on GAP it doesn't matter whether you use XLR or TRS jack, but the end that goes to Scarlett MUST be a TRS jack), and that's about it, this way preamp on the Scarlett won't be engaged.

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Old April 28th, 2012, 07:03 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thank you so much! Unfortunately my Scarlett came without an in-depth manual, so that is why i need to make it clear!

To dumb it down even more, my focusrite has a Line/Inst switch. I select the LINE option, and make sure i use a guitar jack. So i have to use a balanced cable by the way?

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Old April 28th, 2012, 07:41 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanx! Downloaded the manual as well, cheers!
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