tube preamp into my Apogee Duet? Help somebody...

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  1. lespaulreedsmith

    lespaulreedsmith Member

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    I have a tube preamp that I like when used straight into a recorder but have not placed it between the mic and Apogee Duet which is a preamp in itself.
    I know you will say "try it and and if it sounds good go for it" but is the Apogee Duet ok on it's own or will I gain from adding a tube preamp before it?
    I also have a tube compressor I have thought of adding in that chain although my recording program has a compressor plugin also.
    It seems the Duet is 'chrystal clean' as a preamp and a little too transparent(?) if that can be imagined?
    Anyone else using a seperate mic preamp BEFORE the Duet in their chain?
     
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    There's absolutely no problem with using external mic preamps with the Apogee Duet. It's got line level inputs, which is the level that should be coming out of a mic preamp.
    Good luck with your recording!
     
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    Here are some pre's you might check out

    John Hardy
    Manley
    Universal Audio
    Pendulum audio
    Crane Song
    Millenium audio
     
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    The Duet has pretty nice pre's but you can definitely improve the sound with external mic pres. Just change you input to XLR Line +4dBu in Maestro and it will bypass the internal mic pre and let you use the external mic pre. Definitely the way to go!

    Ron
     

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