AudioBox, Scarlett 18i6, and an M-Audio DMP3 Alternative
Hi, and Thanks in Advance!
I have an AudioBox, Scarlett 18i6, and an M-Audio DMP3.
My main use is Voice Over work, so clean, quiet pre-amps are extremely important to me. I also need a preamp that can deliver 48v phantom power and can run from an external battery for my Run&Gun video production needs.
The AudioBox and the Scarlett can both run stand-alone and run fine off an external battery... No problems there.
The AudioBox gives me a little more gain, but the Scarlett has a bit cleaner/quieter pre-amps, but with a little less gain. Because self noise is my main criteria, the Scarlett is my preference in the portable arena.
Here is my quandary; My M-Audio provides the best performance of any of my gear under $600, but it requires 9v AC :-(
So I can't run it for Run&Gun video (ENG) type shooting using an external battery to power it (that I know of).
My main quest is to find a portable solution that delivers the same quality and characteristics as the M-Audio DMP3.
I have read some negative reviews of the M-Audio portable solutions... do any of the portable M-Audio gear have the same pre-amps as the DMP3?
What Alternatives are there that will give me the same quality as the DMP3?
Does anyone know how I can power the DMP3 via external battery?