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Question on seperate Preamp and Portastudio and A/D converter Single-Channel Preamps
Old 17th September 2011
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Question on seperate Preamp and Portastudio and A/D converter

Ok so my plan was to buy a Focusrite ISA one preamp without the a/d converter card and have that plugged into a Tascam DP-01FX Digital 8 Track Portastudio and have that go into my DAW on the computer. I was wondering is that possible? Or do I have to buy the Focusrite ISA One with the A/D card converter and then plug into the Portastudio and then the DAW? Or do I have this completely wrong and I should get the Focusrite ISA one with the A/D card and plug into a interface then the DAW? Can anyone help me out on this? I'm still learning this stuff so sorry if it's a dumb question.
Old 17th September 2011
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If the Tascam has a Line-In port, you can plug the DI or Mic output of the ISA One into that. Why have the portastudio in the middle though if you're recording into a computer?

You should be able to plug the ISA directly into your interface and record through your DAW.
Old 17th September 2011
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Okay so if I go for the ISA one --> interface I'm assuming I still need the A/D converter so I probably have to buy the Digital Focusrite ISA one and then have that into the interface? Btw does it matter how nice the interface is? Can I get a cheap one and will it still sound really good because of the good preamp and good converter?

Last edited by TpFox; 17th September 2011 at 09:57 PM.. Reason: grammar
Old 19th September 2011
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Can anyone give me some input on the question above?
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