acmost9 wrote: ↑
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:58 pm
Some Focusrite boxes, like almost all of them do not let you totally bypass their onboard mic pres when inserting your own...not the end of the world but something to consider.
This is correct. On the 2pre there is no bypassing the pre's. It will automatically recognize the input between mic and line which will adjust the gain, but the pre's are always on.
The 4pre, 18i8, 6i6, and 2i4 for instance all have balanced line inputs on the back that don't go through the pre's. Audient has the ID22 which has sends and returns. You can bypass the pre's by running directly into the returns.
I lean more towards Audient because I think their conversion is better and their pre's are cleaner sounding.