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Isa One pre vs Yamaha im8 pres?
Old 22nd January 2013
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Isa One pre vs Yamaha im8 pres?

Hi everyone, I see that the im8 boards are on sale right now, how would the pres compare to an isa one pre? Would the mixing board work in a studio environment? Thanks!
Old 23rd January 2013
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Any thoughts? Thanks!
Old 20th March 2013
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Gear Head
 
🎧 5 years
They are not even on the same planet. Think about it, the isa is $500 dollars for one channel while the im8 is a couple grand for 40. I have the isa one and it sounds better than preamps much better than the ones on the yamaha board. Hope this helps
Old 20th March 2013
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What sounds better about it? I've had the ISA One in the past. It's a clean sounding preamp, but I didn't find all that much different sounding than my 75 dollar Rane MS1b. Both preamps do high gain and clean pretty competently, with the ISA being slightly warmer. Maybe I'm cynical, but I don't get the whole preamp craze.
Old 20th March 2013
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There is a difference in mic pres. A good mic pre sounds full and up front - solid with lots of body. A cheaper mic pre isn't necessarily going to sound bad, but it probably won't sound as good as a higher end unit. For example, when I recorded bass through a turd called motu 896hd, the recording simply sounded like a thick string vibrating. When I recorded though my focusrite ISA 428 the recording sounded full and round like a nice bass amp.

Op: Before buying you should check things out and see what YOU think.

-C
Old 20th March 2013
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Gear Head
 
🎧 5 years
all that matters is you like how it sounds
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