[linux-audio-user] M-Audio cards, XLR inputs question

Jan Depner eviltwin69 at cableone.net
Mon Feb 7 14:18:30 EST 2005

On Mon, 2005-02-07 at 08:25, Phil Sexton wrote:
> On Mon, 2005-02-07 at 08:31, Joe Hartley wrote:
> > On Mon, 07 Feb 2005 06:48:59 -0500
> > "Joseph Dell'Orfano" <fullgo at dellorfano.net> wrote:
> > > For miking acoustic instruments, a great preamp may be a sound
> > > investment. You may want to consider spending more resources on this.
> > 
> > Add me to the list of people recommending a good mike preamp.  For most
> > recording, I don't mind the preamps in my Behringer mixer, but I'd had
> > the opportunity to borrow a nice preamp to use with my mediocre Octava
> > mics, and was really very happy with the results.
> > 
> > On the other hand, I realized how much I dislike my Behringer T1953 
> > tube preamp :-/
> I had seen some cautions before about Behringer, so if it is cooked, I
> probably will replace it, but my financial situation is "badly bent"
> just now.
> I think the priorities I will set will be some pro sound card first,
> then a preamp.
> I really don't care compression in acoustic music as I think the
> dynamics are very important for the "mood" changes we want to deliver in
> our tune sets.
    I've got an HHB Radius 3 tube compressor and it makes a huge
difference in acoustic guitar.  Depending on how you set it, it doesn't
take the dynamics out (you can always smash it if you want to ;-)  The
guitar tracks sound less harsh when I use a little compression.  The
idea that any compression will completely destroy dynamics is unfounded.


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