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Is it possible to combine an UX1 with an extern (vocal) preamp?
by OctoberRust on 2011-02-04 08:03:51

Hi,

I want to record a condenser mic with my UX1; therefore I need phantom power.

I know I could buy a simple phantom power adapter, for example this one which costs about 30 Euros: Millenium PP2B.

But there are also cheap (vocal/tube) pre-amps which also provide phantom power. For example the Behringer Mic200 Tube Ultragain, which is just a few bucks more than the simple adapter mentioned before.

My question is: is it possible to combine the UX1 with an external preamp like this? I could imagine having to set 2 input levels could cause problems.

Thank you very much for your help!




Re: Is it possible to combine an UX1 with an extern (vocal) preamp?
by Crusty_Old_Rocker on 2011-02-04 09:01:08

You can definitely do that.  The output from the preamp will be Line Level so connect it to the Line In inputs on the back.

Cheers,

Crusty



Re: Is it possible to combine an UX1 with an extern (vocal) preamp?
by OctoberRust on 2011-02-04 09:34:25

Thank you very much!


Would there be any difference when recording the same (condenser) mic with both possibilites because of their different UX1 inputs?


external preamp ---> UX1 Line Input

phantom power adapter ---> UX Mic Input

If yes: what difference and why?

I'm wondering if buying an adapter or a very cheap preamp is the better solution.

Does the UX2, which features phantom power, provide a better sound than the UX1 with a phantom power adapter?

My recording setup is on a very small budget but I want to make the best of it. Thank you very much for your advice!



RE: Is it possible to combine an UX1 with an extern (vocal) preamp?
by ricksox on 2011-02-08 14:33:16

The external preamp will most likely change the sound of your mic signal by warming it up a bit which is not a bad thing at all.

In my opinion, if you can get an external pre with phantom power then go that route.

Line6Miller



Re: RE: Is it possible to combine an UX1 with an extern (vocal) preamp?
by kc45 on 2011-10-15 21:10:42

Hi I also want to buy an external mic preamp to use with the UX1. Would it be possible to run a dual mic external upreamp to the UX1? I wanted the option to record with two mics simultaneously. I am a newbie at recording so any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks, KC




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