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Good Preamp for synths?
« on: July 08, 2011, 07:27:33 PM »
Hi Board, i am looking for a good preamp for analog synths. something that wont break the bank but has a nice sound. you can also post what is your favorite pre to use. thanks!

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Re: Good Preamp for synths?
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2011, 07:57:19 AM »
Not sure why you want a preamp for a synth. Most synths are line level and don't need a preamp to boost the signal up to that level.
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Re: Good Preamp for synths?
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2011, 08:20:20 AM »
I was about to say the same as Loren.

Why do you think you need a preamp?

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Re: Good Preamp for synths?
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2011, 08:49:11 AM »
I think there was a topic about this about a year ago, where Jesse AKA Numina was asking about running a synth through a preamp. I'll see if I can find that topic and bump it up.

Bottom line, a preamp isn't needed for a synth, as any synth out there has a built-in preamp. Some people want to try running a synthesizer signal through an outboard preamp almost as an effect, to add shape or color to the sound.
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Re: Good Preamp for synths?
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2011, 11:55:31 PM »
Thanks for the responses, i know well that a preamp is not needed in the signal chain, but i would only be using it to color the sound of the synth. I feel it would improve a digital synthby going through a tube preamp to give it some analog saturation.