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Should I buy a preamp ?

Discussion in 'Production' started by alex2411, Apr 19, 2014.

  1. alex2411

    alex2411 Member

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    Hello everyone ! I was wondering if buying a art pro mpa 2 would improve my recording sound because I only have an m-audio fast track uktra as a sound card? Should I invest in a better soundcard instead :/



    Thank !
     
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    Well a lot of people before told me not to get the Pro MPA II because i have a Focusrite Pro-40 and the pres are pretty amazing. M-Audio also has sick pres on their interfaces, in your case getting the Pro MPA II would/maybe be a good idea, or you can save up (if you believe your setup is good for now) and get the

    http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/LA610mk2/

    SOOOOO GOOOODD!!!
     
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    Aight cool !
     
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    I would say upgrading your interface or buying a nice mic is 10X the investment that buying pres would be, but that's just my opinion. I have never been blown away by preamps. To me they are a luxury rather than a neccesity in the digital age of mixing. Also if the pres on your interface sound bad, it doesn't make much sense to using a high dollar external preamp since it is stilling going through the pres on your interface. Just my 2 cents. :)
     

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