[linux-audio-user] Do I need a preamp for the SoundBlaster Live?

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Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2006 - 9:53 pm

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Hello,

The spare room in our house is used for both singing lessons and
computer activities. We are embarking on an audio adventure, with
singing students holding a Shure SM58 microphone which is plugged into
the jack on the front of the PC (a SoundBlaster Live! 5.1), singing to
backing tracks played through the PC speakers/headphones. This is for
them to practice using a microphone.

My question is basic, do I need a preamp for the microphone or is the
LiveDrive doing that job? At the moment the volume which is high enough
to hear through the speakers is very close to feedback volume, and also
sounds distorted.

Thanks!

Tim

Linux 2.6.17 Debian/unstable.
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[linux-audio-user] Do I need a preamp for the SoundBlaster L..., Tim Beauregard, (Wed Sep 20, 9:53 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Do I need a preamp for the SoundBlast..., Ismael Valladolid Torres, (Thu Sep 21, 11:40 am)