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Preamp-processor qustion
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Preamp-processor qustion

I'm looking at affordable soundcards and noticed most doesn't have the option to disable their preamps or an alternate preampless line-input.

If I connect a guitar processor/desktop guitar preamp and lower the soundcards preamp gain to lowest, can the noise be manageable?

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My Focusrite 18i8 has four line inputs on the back and four line/mic inputs on the front. Two of the line/mic inputs have switches in the software control panel that let you set them to instrument level.

I usually use it with microphones and line level sources (synths). I can't hear any difference (wrt noise) between plugging straight in or going through a pre-amp/DI box into the line inputs on the back.
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My Focusrite 18i8 has four line inputs on the back and four line/mic inputs on the front. Two of the line/mic inputs have switches in the software control panel that let you set them to instrument level.

I usually use it with microphones and line level sources (synths). I can't hear any difference (wrt noise) between plugging straight in or going through a pre-amp/DI box into the line inputs on the back.
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