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May 7, 2008, 01:10 AM
Neve Portico 5012 Duo Mic Preamp?

I don't think that I am ready for something like this ITFP but...

Right now I use cheap interfaces like the Firepod and a little Tascam thing. But I have a chance to get one of these 5012s maybe for an excellent price.

So I know this:

- The 5012 is not an 'interface.'
- The firepod and the tascam thing are and have A/D converters built in.
- The 5012 has no A/D converter.

That is about all I know. I am trying to imagine how my tracking chain would change. Right now it's simply:

Mic > interface > Macbook Pro.

I am thinking my chain would have to become something similar to:

Mic > 5012 > A/D converter > MBP?

I am sure there is something that I am missing here.