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Ok so I am putting together a Acoustic Folk/Indie Record and rather than paying for studio time I figured I'd just do it myself cuz i want to go to college for music production next year anyway. So I have a Shure SM-57. Now I have a good Soundcard on my PC but is it better to go straight to the Soundcard or To use some sort of interface?
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Interface. Interface. Interface.
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Interface. Interface. Interface.


what would you recommend? nothing to steep. i'm on a small budget
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The only thing I've ever used is the Presonus Firebox. But I've heard good things about the M-Box, and you can get a smaller one of those for only a few hundred. And that may be easiest for your genre anyways.
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I think you can still get the M Audio Fast Track MKII for $105 at B&H online. It works very well for one input at a time. Any more and you'll want a firewire, but all you've got is one SM57 and a small budget, so...
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for a decent acoustic recording you would need a interface and a condenser mic. if you live in europe you can pick up a bundle from thomann such as this http://www.thomann.de/ie/prod_cbundle_224.html?gk=coaius&cbcid=1328&art=117278 for less than €200. if you dont mind buying B stock you can get a M box for €55 and then buy a mic seperately
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A preamp is more important than an interface (although some interfaces have them built in) if you're just using a mic like the SM57.

Your computers line-in/mic-in is going to take the same signal as an interface. A preamp boosts the volume and colors the tone more than anything.
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A preamp is more important than an interface (although some interfaces have them built in) if you're just using a mic like the SM57.

Your computers line-in/mic-in is going to take the same signal as an interface. A preamp boosts the volume and colors the tone more than anything.


Uhh, all interfaces pretty much have a built in preamp...
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That's more true now than it used to be. My first "interface" was a M-Audio Delta 44. No pres. Actually, come to think of it, the one I moved up to from there and used until a little better than a year ago was a Delta 1010. It had no pres either, and was a really solid and relatively expensive unit. I'm sure I paid almost $800 for it at the time.

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