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rme hdsp 9632 - help me decied//

HI..
first, sorry for my english..
my audio intreface in my home studio is line 6 ux 2..
recently friend of mine gave me his old soundcard - rme hdsp 9632
in order to use it i need a mixer..
my budget is 400 $- should i save it and buy a new fw/usb audio interface(with a little bigger budget)
or buy a mixer/pre amp to use the rme hdsp 9632 ( allen&heath zed 14 for example ) ? -( my main uses are recording a.guitar , e.piano, vocal and midi)
wich option would give me better quality ?
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i did a little search and found the PreSonus DigiMax D8 / Focusrite OctoPre MKii

would it be a good solution??
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I'd definitely keep the card (provided it's got all the I/O you want). RME do the computer interface side of things really well with low latency, good drivers, and nice monitoring mixer software, Totalmix.

Do you just want a couple of pres, rather than a mixer? The best way to spend $400 is on good quality DIY kits from FiveFish or Seventh Circle Audio. You can start an SCA rack with a couple of T15's for slightly over budget at $500. Might be one to consider if you plan on adding more pres with different flavours later.

Otherwise, you can get a two-channel, clean 'n clear SC1 from FiveFish fro $330-390.

This would give you quite a good quality set up, much better than anything you could buy for $400.

PS: if you hang on to the RME card maybe you could submit some test files to the converter comparison thread sometime.
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I'd definitely keep the card (provided it's got all the I/O you want). RME do the computer interface side of things really well with low latency, good drivers, and nice monitoring mixer software, Totalmix.

Do you just want a couple of pres, rather than a mixer? The best way to spend $400 is on good quality DIY kits from FiveFish or Seventh Circle Audio. You can start an SCA rack with a couple of T15's for slightly over budget at $500. Might be one to consider if you plan on adding more pres with different flavours later.

Otherwise, you can get a two-channel, clean 'n clear SC1 from FiveFish fro $330-390.

This would give you quite a good quality set up, much better than anything you could buy for $400.

PS: if you hang on to the RME card maybe you could submit some test files to the converter comparison thread sometime.
thank u very much..
is there any other preamps u can recommend me ? i'm kind of scared by the DIY thing...

i can get the Focusrite OctoPre MKii by 350$ should i go for it?
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You can allso get the Behringer ADA8000. That way you can get 16 channel pre's. (If need be).
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M-audio make a lot of stuff I wouldn't want to recommend but they did something right with the DMP3. It's very usable and doesn't cost a lot. I'm not sure if the Octopre is going to be any better.

If you can get by with just one channel, the Focusrite ISA One is a good pre but a little over budget at $500.
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