Re: Interface to match Shure SM7B
Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:17 pm
Hello,ef37a wrote:Hugh Robjohns wrote:Rather than change the interface, another solution allowing you to process the mic signal on the way in to the computer would be to invest in a 'channel strip' -- a hardware mic preamp with built-in EQ and compression facilities. It would produce a line level output which you would need to connect to the line input of your interface. There are lots of channel strips to choose from depending on our budget.
Good call Mr H. The DBX 286s seem to get a good rep' and has all the bells and whistles the OP could surely want? It is £150 though and he would have to run it through his existing AI and he is I think wanting to upgrade that? Peeps have repeatedly told him that is very unlikely to make a difference and indeed, after processing a signal through a good but to be honest "budget" strip, the most expensive A/D converter in the world would be a waste!
I have also found a snag with the A&H ZED i8 USB mixer? Pulled up the signal flow diagram and the feed to the USB unit is PRE EQ! There is solder pad option to change it to post but how many retailers are equipped for such "customization" these days?
The ZED 10 USB does at least take a post EQ USB signal but pre "pan" although there does seem to be a way to patch around the issue. I would suggest OP asks before purchase of other USB mixer suppliers as to the take off point of USB feed but I feel the "chit of a girl/boy" on the phone would just go "do'er?"
The best I can suggest is to get a decent small mixer and feed that to the existing AI. If OP feels that is not giving him the best quality, upgrade the AI. It seems an affordable, single device that gives sound processing AND conversion simply does not exist?
Perhaps it is possible that my UX2 is able to produce the sound that I am looking for?
I am looking for a sound like this.
The problem that I'm having is that my audio often has next to no bass, or sounds disgusting and muddy.
My UX2 has software to edit things such as compression and EQ. The EQ options are:
Console or American Classic
Or lastly a 4-Band EQ.
I have taken a raw recording of my voice which can be accessed here.
Please could somebody perhaps give me some guidance as to what frequencies I should be looking at?
All help is greatly appreciated!