Does a comouter interface with preamp color the aound?

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

  1. sigmafloyd


    May 1, 2011
    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

    Oct 2, 2006
    Huddinge, Sweden
    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.)