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Linux Recording With the MobilePre

Jan 20, 2009, 21:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carla Schroder)

"In a nutshell, the MobilePre takes the place of an internal sound card for recording because it has its own ADC/DAC. So you can plug up to four devices into it, such as two microphones and two instruments, and make good-quality stereo recordings. It accepts both dynamic and condenser microphones, and it supplies phantom power (it's called "phantom power" because there is not a separate power cord) for condenser mics throught the USB bus. That's right, the MobilePre does not require its own power supply.

"I use mine for all different recording tasks-- live recording of local bands, studio recording, making podcasts, and transferring precious old and rare vinyl LPs to CD. Because it includes a digital-to-analog converter, I also route playback through it to my home hi-fi system. It's quite a lot of functionality in a small, portable box."

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