It's not the A/D converter, it's because your signal is too small.
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Posted by Jon on February 25, 2001 at 20:25:01:
In Reply to: I've never used a preamp, and I've recorded a lot of mic stuff through the mic port, are you sure yours is working correctly? posted by Eric (Shattre) on February 21, 2001 at 21:21:23:
You need a preamp to bring up your microphone gain before the SB Card. Also turn off the 20 db gain on the mic channel. Thats where the noise is comming from, not the A/D converter.
p.s. You can make a super quality single chip mixer for less than $15.00
: I've recorded quite a bit of vocals over from my audio-technica MB2000L dynamic microphone, and they sound great, no preamp, just dirrectly into the mic port on my SB Live value.
: But I will agree, the A/D conversion is a bit noisy, not too bad, but noticable, especially when you start doing internal effects and things that might bring noise out, but it's worked fine for me.
: - Eric