my problem. I got a new computer and decided I wanted to work on music again after a hiatus. My old Apogee Duet firewire works fine but the software (maestro) won't work. There's some kind of conflict and support was not able to help - but they tried. Without Maestro, I'm unable to add phantom power to my mic.
I also have a motu ultralite (mk1) and a virus ti (though I don't think the virus has a preamp so it's out as a sound card.
I was wondering thought on quality difference between ultralite and duet for crappy vocals (no range, no high notes, etc) and my choices are:
1. use the ultralite as my sound card
2. use the apogee duet, but I would have to buy a lower end mic preamp (under $150 -used or new) If you answer 2, please give preamp suggestions.