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PRESONUS EUREKA MODD? SETTINGS FOR HIPHOP VOCALS!!
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I just got my Eureka and i need help!!!! what are good settings for hiphop vocals? and i alo have some new op amps comeing my way is it eay to change? And when i set my SAFFIRE 6 usb mic pre 12oclock They sound louder than my Presonus Eureka? is that normal? i have to crank the gain in my eureka to get a good loud signal and when i say crank i mean about 45gain is that normal?
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The Eureka op-amp swap is simple. No soldering, just remove the old opamps with your hand (or tweezers), and pop the new ones in. Just make sure you're static-free when you do it

What kind of microphone are you using? If condenser, is the phantom power on?

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im using the mxl v250,rhode nt1a and yea i use the phantom power. when i switch out the op amps will i hear a night and day diffrence? and if you dont wind what settings do you use with the eureka for vocals?
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I don't have the Eureka anymore. But I didn't use it for hiphop, so can't give you any settings.

Besides, it doesn't matter what "type" of music you're making, you should be able to get a strong signal with your mics -- if you have everything hooked up and set correctly. There are five impedance settings for your mic. If you're getting a weak signal, have you tried a different impedance setting?

I would start by bypassing all compression and EQ, and focusing on just getting a clear strong signal first.

If you haven't already, you really should read the manual:

http://www.presonus.com/media/manuals/EurekaMAN03-web.pdf

(BTW, there are some "suggested"settings in the back of the manual). Good luck.


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my mic calls for 200impendece but i have it set at 150 is this good or should i go to 600?
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Hopefully Mike Rivers will see this one and jump in, in case I'm setting a foot wrong, but...

The rated output impedance of your mic, if it is 200 Ohms, is NOT where you want the Eureka to be set. S/N ratio deterioration and significant (6dB) loss of signal will result. For that type of mic, you are generally going to want a somewhat higher setting. Most modern FET mics are going to be happiest with an impedance of around the 1.5-2.5K range, and I believe the lower impedances are better suited to mics that are transformer coupled, and ribbon and tube mics.

See this very informative article:

http://www.microphone-data.com/media/filestore/articles/Mic%20impedance-10.pdf

You should not hear any significant difference in gain with the op-amp mod -- at least nothing to write home about.
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thanks for the info ima try it 2morrow on a higher impedance. what about the gain on my mxl v250 where should i have to sett it to get a good hot vocal recording?
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crow wrote:thanks for the info ima try it 2morrow on a higher impedance. what about the gain on my mxl v250 where should i have to sett it to get a good hot vocal recording?


talmen was steering you in the right direction. if you're getting good levels out of the saffire, why not use its impedance as a starting point? according to the specs, it's rated at 2k ohms.

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