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Re: Experience with PreSonus or Focusrite interfaces?

Post by nicotina » Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:56 am

I have 2 focusrite scarlets, and they work great. No latency problems (they have a direct monitor switch that I use), and they can drive dynamic or cardiod mics. I use sm-58's, so I don't know about sm-57's.

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Re: Experience with PreSonus or Focusrite interfaces?

Post by jdstamper » Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:44 pm

Thanks Vince, I really like the Scarletts.

Right now I'm looking closely at the PreSonus 1824 due to the combination of features, layout and extra gain in the preamps.

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Re: Experience with PreSonus or Focusrite interfaces?

Post by jdstamper » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:04 pm

I contacted PreSonus with my question about their preamp spec, which states a gain range of 80 db.

If I understand their response, the gain range is from -15 db to +65 db

So the PreSonus preamp gain to compare with other manufacturers is actually 65 db (as compared to for example ... Scarlett = 50 db, Clarett = 57 db, etc)
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Re: Experience with PreSonus or Focusrite interfaces?

Post by MBantle » Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:05 pm

Kolstad wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:17 pm
I have had a Focusrite scarlett usb and currently a Focusrite Clarett thunderbolt interface. Both have been rock solid, and Focusrite has been fast to update drivers and firmware. Never had one issue with either. Before that I had a TC Electronics interface and that came with all kinds of issues, so I have been very happy with the Focusrites. Latency with the scarlett was about 5ms, and about 2ms now with the Clarett.

No experience with Presonus interfaces.
I had the Focusrite Scarlett and was very pleased with it.
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Re: Experience with PreSonus or Focusrite interfaces?

Post by Kolstad » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:08 pm

jdstamper wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:04 pm
I contacted PreSonus with my question about their preamp spec, which states a gain range of 80 db.

If I understand their response, the gain range is from -15 db to +65 db

So the PreSonus preamp gain to compare with other manufacturers is actually 65 db (as compared to for example ... Scarlett = 50 db, Clarett = 57 db, etc)
Yeah, I’ll be interested with your results. Currently I use a cloudlifter with the dynamic mics. That pushes 25db of gain, which makes the sweetspot a lot better with the dynamic mics. 80db from Presonus sounds killer!

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