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Old 01-14-2008, 02:41 PM
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Default how to use a preamp on a snare drum

I have the mbox 2
does this have a preamp in it?

my recording sounds really muffled.
do I need to purchase a preamp?
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Old 01-16-2008, 09:59 AM
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Default Re: how to use a preamp on a snare drum

You are showing how much you need to learn(no offense is intended) so I suggest you do a lot more reading. Get a book on home recording and maybe a good aftermarket manual on protools. Anything that has a mic input with phantom power classifies as a preamp. You may have a bad/cheap mic, a crappy sounding sources(like a trashy amp or poorly tuned drums with old heads) or incorrect mic techniques, or even a bad sounding room. It will take some homework and knowledge to figure out how to improve your recordings. A million dollar studio can still produce rotten sound(with a bad engineer) and a lowly Mbox with an SM57 can produce surprisingly good recordings in the hands of a skilled engineer. Let the learning begin.
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