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ADC and interface recommendation
Old 21st June 2019
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ADC and interface recommendation

Hello! I am making solo voice recordings on my mono Nagra 4.2. I want to do the best conversion that I can on my budget. My signal chain is:

Schoeps CMC6MK2 -> Mogami Gold -> Nagra 4.2

From there, within my budget I am thinking of converting with a Mytek Stereo 192 and then going through an interface into audacity. The rep at Mytek recommended the Scarlett 6i6.

My budget for the ADC and interface is about $800. Does this seem like a good choice? Is there a better ADC I can get for the money (will have to buy used), or another interface?

The rep at Mytek also said that perhaps the Stereo 96 might be a little "warmer", like that "tape" sound, and that the 192 was more archival, accurate, and clinical sounding. Any thoughts on that?

Thanks for you help!

P.S. I posted a similar question in the general forum and reposted here on the advice of another user. Hope that is ok!
Old 21st June 2019
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Looks like a good combination.

If you want to go all in one you could also try the 2 channel Claret also from Focusrite.
Old 21st June 2019
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Thanks for the suggestion! Do you think the conversion is as good on the clarett? My only goal here is analog to digital conversion, and the 6i6 is really just to get the converted file to usb at 192/24.
Old 21st June 2019
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They are both very good, I was just suggesting an alternative while symplifying the workflow..... i.e. one ADC and DAC for monitoring within one interface on a single clock source ......
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