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Does a comouter interface with preamp color the aound?

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by sigmafloyd, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. sigmafloyd

    sigmafloyd

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    I'm looking at the focus rite Scarlett. My question is, since this has a preamp in it, would It color the sound the way an onboard pre would?
  2. Rune Bivrin

    Rune Bivrin Supporting Member

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    Not really, at least not if it's competently designed. A bass pre is supposed to colour the sound to some degree. A general purpose pre amp such ass the FocusRite Scarlet is supposed to do that as little as possible (and that isn't a difficult task.)

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