Originally Posted by Kal Rubinson
It is not clear to me if phantom power is required but, since you have everything but that, why not try it out. Ignore my earlier dire warnings as they were based more on logic and pessimism than knowledge.
BTW, here's another vote for the MobilePre.
Thanks for all the input everyone...
Okay, so I picked up the M-Audio MobilePre USB at Guitar Center today.
It was used and the only one they had, so they gave me a pretty good deal. The box was all beat up, and the unit had a couple scratches on it, but what could be wrong, right? It's all solid state in there I would think.
Anyway, this thing is pissing me off right now... I don't have time now to go down stairs and hook it for real, but I thought I'd play with it to see how everything gets set up for now...
When I go to calibrate the unit through REW, I loop the 1/4" mono patch cord from the input to the output. Everything comes up on the REW screen just fine.
I can't for the life of me get the damn input signal to match exactly to -12db... I turn the knob a little, and it goes by 0.10 pretty slowly, but then when I get close to the -12 area, it seems like you could blow on the knob and it'll go from -13 to -10 and vice versa. Any finer adjustment that can help me dial it in? Any work around. Is this a faulty unit? It would seem that a digital unit would be easier to dial in.