Questions tagged [preamp]

The tag has no usage guidance.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
1
vote
2answers
38 views

Any recommendations for replacing a 20-year-old Korg digital audio workstation?

I bought a Korg D1200 20 years ago for recording 4-part acapella vocals. While it has done me well, it is always a bit of a chore getting used to the quirky UI after a spell away from it, and getting ...
0
votes
1answer
28 views

set up Audio-Technica AT-LP140XP [closed]

I want to buy an "Audio-Technica AT-LP140XP". I saw that this turntable did not have a "preamp" so I imagine that you have to buy one too. I have only theoretical knowledge in this ...
0
votes
1answer
43 views

i have a 48 volt Innogear phantom power that is causing a thumping noise to be in my recording

so I have had an innogear preamp for about a year now and it is in great condition but it's causing my recordings to have a thumping noise in it I don't know what to do should I toss it and buy a new ...
4
votes
2answers
279 views

How do I improve the Signal to Noise Ratio of low level signals?

I'm recording breathing sounds (inside anechoic chamber) with a MEMS microphone in a custom housing. The sound level is low; and near the noise floor of the mic, so we have a lot of input gain and ...
0
votes
1answer
3k views

How to connect dbx 286s and dbx 266xs to Behringer DX2000USB Mixer

This is my first question here. Thank you for your help! Much appreciated! I run a small online EDM radio station on a Mac mini running Radiologik DJ and NiceCast and I have been using the Behringer ...
2
votes
3answers
1k views

How can I avoid the self-noise of Electro-Voice RE-20 microphone?

I use my dynamic RE20 mic with Focusrite 2i4 preamp/USB-interface. I have some noticeable hiss with this setup. The least noise I can get is when the gain knob is on maximum (which is not what you ...
2
votes
5answers
2k views

Rode SmartLav+ does not work with Scarlett 2i2

I try to use my Rode SmartLav+ with Scarlett 2i2 USB pre-amp. I already bought Rode SC3 adaptor and small jack to big jack adaptor. I try to use any of the line/instrument inputs on my pre-amp, but it ...
1
vote
0answers
31 views

Surprising issues with a Shadow 4020 preamp

I have a Faith guitar which came with a Shadow 4020 preamp fitted. The preamp worked beautifully for a few years, but at some point over the last year (I think!) it started to misbehave. Specifically, ...
0
votes
1answer
177 views

How to determine cause of white noise with new microphone/preamp?

I've been meaning to start making videos of covers of songs with vocals and acoustic guitar, so i purchased a Shure M58 microphone with a blue icicle XLR-USB. My Laptop is a macbookpro with touchbar ...
1
vote
1answer
271 views

How to set mic input levels on ART Tube MP Studio V3

I'm setting up a small studio to do live streaming and podcasting and need some advice on how to properly setup my mic levels on my preamp. It's an ART Tube MP Studio V3 and the microphone levels can ...
0
votes
2answers
116 views

Line inputs and sound quality

Ive been recording my guitar from the line out of a two notes captor into the line in of my presonus audiobox itwo via a trs cable. I'm not 100% happy with what I am hearing as it sounds like the ...
2
votes
1answer
143 views

Low/distorted signals from headworn microphone

I'm producing a podcast with several speakers in the same room. I'm also a complete novice when it comes to audio engineering. The Original Setup Originally we used a Yeti microphone set to '...
2
votes
2answers
84 views

Software equivalents for the high end hardware microphone pre amps

Is there an (affordable) software version of a microphone preamp (such as the world class but unaffordable avalon 737 specifications) that allows my (phantom powered) nararted voice audio recordings ...
0
votes
0answers
337 views

iRig Pre and Huawei P8 Lite 2017 compatibility

I'd like to purchase an iRig Pre XLR microphone interface for recording pre-production ideas out in the field. I'm wondering if anyone has tried this on a Huawei P8 Lite 2017? I can see that it's ...
-1
votes
1answer
26 views

For my specific purpose (1 mic, hiphop vocals only), will one of these preamps give a better sound?

Looking at the new Presonus Quantum 2 at $700. Since I'm just using one mic (TLM 102) and laying down vocals, is there an advantage to getting that over their lower end modals, such as their Studio 6|...
0
votes
1answer
82 views

Do I need one preamp for each microphone

Im looking for a usb interface for recording some jam sessions. So I want a usb interface where I can put 8 Microphones (for drums, guitars, bass and voice). My question is do I need a preamp for ...
1
vote
1answer
302 views

Connecting two dynamic microphones to one preamp

Our podcast recording setup is a Behringer multitrack mixer with 4 preamps and we have 5 microphones. I have made peace with the fact that two microphones will have to occupy the same track. How would ...
1
vote
3answers
210 views

Combining several inputs to a single headphone output?

I use in-ears on stage and was wondering if there are any headphone amps that support several inputs to a single output? Input 1 (jack) Input 2 (jack) Output 1 (jack) Basically my end game is that I ...
1
vote
2answers
800 views

Get mics to line level in the field

I'm new to field recording and I have a 744t, but channels 3&4 have to be line in. So if I want 4 mic channels, let's say Rode NT4 on 1&2 and Line Audio CM3 on 3&4, I need to get the 3&...
0
votes
1answer
94 views

Playing MP3/AAC music on powered loudspeaker [closed]

I have a Mackie Thump15 15-Inch powered loudspeaker that I want to be able to play music from my iTunes library on. The speaker has active amplification and has a mic and line input. I read that I can ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

Practical difference between channel gain, fader and amp gain

Why do channel gain, fader and amp gain all seem to affect the sound differently, particularly when it comes to feedback? Is this just a placebo effect? Is it a symptom that something is connected ...
1
vote
2answers
307 views

Unbalanced Line Level vs Balanced Microphone Level [closed]

So, I'm trying to digitise some vinyls. I have a big amplifier, and I might just use the preamp in that, but I might instead get the Radial J33. The Radial J33 is a phono preamp, but it has both RCA ...
1
vote
3answers
204 views

Microphone preamplifier for live stereo recording

I'm looking for a simple, compact, high quality but reasonably priced 2-channel microphone preamplifier. I will use the preamp with a stereo microphone with two phono connectors so the inputs need to ...
2
votes
1answer
834 views

Preamp for Sony ECM MS907 mic

I'm pretty new in the audio world, I'll try the best I can to explain. I recently bought a Sony ECM MS907, a capacitor microphone with the idea to do some voice recording and maybe music. At first, ...
2
votes
1answer
223 views

Neumann RSM-191 - Can I use a Sound Devices 302 as a substitute for the MTX Box?

I've found a good deal on a Neumann RSM-191 stereo shotgun. It's just the mic alone - no cables or the proprietary MTX preamp box. Since the 302 mixer can do M/S decoding, could I just use that in ...
2
votes
1answer
930 views

How do I add 3V plug in power to a 3.5mm lavalier microphone?

I'm trying to hook a cheap lavalier microphone to a Behringer HA400 micro preamp. The input line does not provide any power to the microphone. The microphone works fine when powered by a sound card ...
2
votes
1answer
134 views

Level difference between 2 AKG CK91 capsules

I have recently borrowed two AKG SE300B preamps from a friend each with a AKG CK91 capsule. The two CK91 capsules seem to have a difference in level of about 6db, which seems quite a lot to me. I ...
0
votes
3answers
291 views

What are the audible consequences of preamp impedance mismatch?

When working with outboard effects, microphones, preamps etc. the impedance may vary and some combinations may have a bad influence on the signal/operation of the equipment. Consider the following ...
3
votes
1answer
409 views

Low audio levels with AT875R shotgun microphone. Is this due to missing a preamp/mixer and/or other hardware?

Background: I recently decided to move away from my AT2020 USB microphone and jump on the next tier up— AT875R Shotgun microphone. I like the fact it'll be more directional, won't need to be directly ...
7
votes
2answers
131 views

How to judge preamp and A/D quality on a USB audio interface?

I'm looking for an audio interface for casual recording. There are things it's easy to tell from specs -- number of channels, connectors, phantom power, etc. -- but I don't know any way to tell if an ...
1
vote
2answers
73 views

What cables for electric bass+preamp+pc?

I wan't to record a bassline using my PC. I have a passive electric bass, a behringer mic100 preamp, and a PC with soundcard emu 0404 PCI. What audio cables do i need for Bass->Preamp and Preamp->PC? ...
0
votes
1answer
72 views

Testing low-end turntable performance [closed]

I've found an old low end turntable on a garage sale, and I was trying to get it to work with some of my LPs. It's an AKAI AP-M393, very low end and very basic. I've realised I need a phono preamp ...
2
votes
0answers
233 views

Sound Devices 744t - Preamp / Self noise or Mic?

Recently purchased a used Sound Devices 744t and have been very impressed with it in general, however as purchased 2nd hand I have had some minor worries about it (most of which are probably unfounded)...
1
vote
2answers
532 views

Pre-amp/Mixer or USB Interface for vocals?

I am a newbie to studio recording (voice artist) . I have decided to purchase a condenser mic for my recording (audiotechnica). However, I am confused as to whether I should purchase a Pre-amp/Mixer ...
0
votes
2answers
110 views

obviate extreme gain noise

Anyone knows about the lack of preamps to provide extreme gain setups? Even my sound devices 702 gets very noisy at the end of the gain range. Today i stumbled across this little device. It's a pre-...
0
votes
4answers
842 views

Interface/preamp/mic upgrade options

I'm a composer that is looking into recording sound effects and foley in my studio. Right now I've got the Alesis IO2 Express, and the Rode NT1-A as a mic. I would like to record quiet sounds with it,...
1
vote
2answers
8k views

How do I know if I need a microphone preamp?

I don't often record with microphones (mostly with synthesizers patched directly to an audio interface, or in-computer with virtual synths). However when I do, I've never been very happy with the ...
-1
votes
1answer
140 views

How do I run this setup?

I have an Audio-Technica AT2035 Cardioid Capacitor Microphone with an ART Tube amp. The mic has a Low Cut switch and an -10db to 0dB switch. The preamp has 2 dials: Input and Output, along with 4 ...
2
votes
2answers
10k views

Mic input vs Instrument input

I just got a Focusrite iTrack Solo. This has two inputs. One has an XLR jack and one has a TRS jack. It appears that the idea was that you would use the XLR jack for a mic and the TRS jack for an ...
3
votes
3answers
729 views

USB power enough for a Mic preamp?

I've seen some vague claims that an XLR microphone-to-usb that's powered solely by USB will necessarily sound worse than one powered by a separate power source (a wall wart) because the preamp will ...
0
votes
2answers
71 views

How do I make my AutoHybrid louder? (connected to my PA system)

I'm not an audio engineer, but I could sure use the help of one! Recently I helped my church purchase a little box called an AutoHybrid by JK Audio. It basically takes a balanced line-level output ...
3
votes
9answers
12k views

zoom h4+rode ntg-2(other external mic, too) = extremely low volume

greetings, I like field recording both in city and nature environment and have a question: I've been using Zoom h4 with its internal mics and really like it. I tried three different types of ...
0
votes
7answers
4k views

How to connect Sound Devices MM1 Mic Pre with Zoom H4n

Hello Audio Pros, I have a Zoom H4n & a NTG2 & the levels are low - i have previously asked for help regarding this & someone suggested to go with Dan McComb way with the SD mix pre. I ...
0
votes
0answers
635 views

Suggestion on preamp, RME QuadMic 4 channel preamp?

I'm looking for a 2 channel, preferably 4 channel, mic preamp for the studio. My budget is around €350, which is what the RME QuadMic is going for in Europe. It seems to suite my needs but I'm not ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Connecting Turntable to Mic input to bypass preamp?

Would it be possible to connect a turntable to a mic input to completely bypass the preamp?
1
vote
2answers
173 views

Is this audio signal path enough/correct?

After reading on the forum here, I have narrowed down some options to record classical solo flute (recital style in concert hall or similar) via the following setup. This is where I will start looking ...
3
votes
2answers
984 views

When should I use a separate preamp or field mixer when recording from a mic?

I'm quite new in sound recording - I'm only starting out with this as a hobby, and have yet to invest in (most of) the equipment... Let's say I should record voice with a microphone into a mobile ...
0
votes
6answers
7k views

lack of gain, Zoom H4n with Rode NGT2

I have just recently purchased a Zoom H4n and Rode NTG2 and I am also having the same problems with not enough gain (recording in stereo, with or w/o channel 1 and 2 linked and with or w/o mono mix ...
3
votes
2answers
3k views

Vocal recording - Output level is too low even though the preamp show it's clipped

I'm using behringer B-1 mic and a Roland UA101 interface, trying to record vocals. I'm using the 1st preamp input (with phantom enabled) and although the input is clipped, it's still really really ...
0
votes
1answer
97 views

what is an A/D converter? and a recommendation about it

So its an analog to digital converter that uses sampling and quantization? I understand all of that but it sounds to me like it would change the outputted sound. How exactly is this performed? The ...