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Old 16th July 2005
Gear Head
๐ŸŽง 15 years
Drum Tracking with 002 Questions.

First of all, I've been home recording for about 5 years now, all hip hop up untill this point, when i finally decided it was time for INSTRUMENTS and rock

I stumbled onto this site from google, and I must say, I'm really excited.

I go to NYU and I'm a music technology major, so I'll be happy to help other members with issues

nowww for my

I just bought a Digi002 board, and I love it.
Also just got the Shure PGDMK6 drum kit, and it looks sexy.

Now for the problem:

as we all know, the Digi only has 4 preamps,

annnd obviouslly, unless I'm terribly mistaken, to sucessfully record drums, each mic needs it's own preamp.

Sooooo for my question:

What would be a good 4-8 channel preamp to use in this situation, CHEAPEST POSSIBLE

after all, i DID just drop $3K on this setup already, so I'm trying to spend next to nothing, unless the mics will sound god awful with that setup.

i know you guys are pros, so any help would be GREATLY appreciated..

i was thinking maybe the SM Pro Audio PR8, but I'm not sure if it's THAT BAD.

thanks in advance

Old 16th July 2005
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pitman's Avatar
๐ŸŽง 15 years
Do a search here on Gearslutz.
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I would go with the DigiMax LT, which already comes standard with optical ADAT AD conversion. That way, you can have eight more tracks on your setup -- plus 8 more preamps.
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๐ŸŽง 15 years
Not really. Some folks get good audio from 4 mics. Kick, snare, L & R overheads. Try it and see. PG52, PG56, and the two PG81s
Old 17th July 2005 | Show parent
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๐ŸŽง 15 years
I would go with the DIgiMax. Thats the way i did and i love it!
It has eight channels of good mic preamplification (much better than the ones you get on the digi 002) plus limiting, EQ Enhancement, and phase reverse on the first two channels, as well as a 20dB pad and selectable 48-volt phantom power on each channel. If you have the $$ i say go with the DIgiMax instead of the Digimax Lt. It it worth it....
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