The USBPre 1.5 is effectively an external sound card connected via USB. It relies on the USB port of Windows and Macintosh computers for its interface to the computer. Continue reading “USBPre Hardware Version 1.5 Computer System Requirements”
Q: Is it possible to operate a USBPre 1.5 without interfacing or connecting it to a computer (i.e. passing a 16 bit/48 kHz digital signal to a DAT deck via SPDIF)? Continue reading “USBPre 1.5 Stand-Alone Operation”
The Sound Devices USBPre overcomes many of the shortcomings of internal PC sound cards. Important benefits include balanced inputs, phantom power, analog level controls, meters, bus-powering to eliminate batteries and “wall warts,” and of course high-quality audio inputs. Continue reading “USBPre with SIA Smaart Software”
Q: I get occasional “clicking” from the USBPre outputs during playback. I downloaded the latest drivers but there was no performance change. Anything I can do?