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Pre Amps/Interface/Ins & Outs

Post by Vanity » Sun Jul 21, 2013 3:02 pm

Ez guys, just a quick question. Do you need pre-amps for recording say an outboard sampler or compressors signal back into a D.A.W? My understanding is that the Interface sends the output to the sampler vis a TLRs/1.4 jack cable, then processes the sound on the sampler and sends it back into the interface via a TRS/1.4 jack connection on the back (input) rather than using a pre-amp? I'm pretty sure that pre-amps are just used for microphone to boost the signal. Just need it clearing up.

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Re: Pre Amps/Interface/Ins & Outs

Post by Ongelegen » Sun Jul 21, 2013 3:50 pm

Yes, you're talking about line level signal. http://recordmixandmaster.com/2010-02-m ... difference

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Re: Pre Amps/Interface/Ins & Outs

Post by Vanity » Wed Jul 31, 2013 7:40 pm

Cheers!

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Re: Pre Amps/Interface/Ins & Outs

Post by Sharmaji » Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:55 pm

most samplers work at instrument-level, using TS cables, so yes, you need a preamp/DI. most usb boxes come w/ preamps in them... how good they depends on how much you're spending.

compressors and most studio gear are (usually) line level.
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