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Steinberg UR44 Yamaha D-PRE gain Dynamic Microphones
Old 14th April 2015
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Steinberg UR44 Yamaha D-PRE gain

Does anyone know how much input gain you can get out of the Yamaha D-Pres on the Steinberg UR44?

I was looking for specs but they don't seem to want to tell me anywhere...
Old 14th April 2015
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In this review article at soundonsound:
Steinberg UR44

Underneath the heading "In Session" it states:
Plenty of gain was available to the microphones (up to +52dB) and again, I found the D–Pre preamps to be low in noise and transparent.

(That doesn't seem like plenty of gain to me, perhaps that's why Steinberg hides that specification in all the documentation...)
Old 26th June 2018
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If that's correct, 52db is way low, too low for some dynamic mics. The actual gain of the pres is apparently a top secret at Steinberg. No way can get a straight answer it seems. Maybe they are hiding the real figure for "marketing" reasons.
Old 26th June 2018
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It is hard to remember when i have any complains of fellow engineers about "not enough" gain from preamp.
Working at FOH i never used more than 30-35dB for any source, including small toyish xylophones.
Working on a movie set, or recording foley/ambiences - never used more that 40-50dB even at the quitest moments.

Recording distant whisper with SM58? - never though it is a good idea, wrong tool for a task.
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