SPL Crimson
SPL Crimson
S@HDadRecs 05/04/2015

SPL Crimson : S@HDadRecs's user review

« Well worth every penny »

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Value For Money : Excellent Audience: Anyone
The SPL Crimson just blows my mind with it's performance. I've owned it for a little over a year and it has stood the test of time. I'm a knob guy, so from the jump they had my attention. Adding in the dual headphone pre-amps and you're already ahead of the game. The converters in the SPL will blow your mind. They offer a clean signal when paired with the proper cables. The two mic pres provide you with enough db to get your signal to a respectable level before hitting your DAW.

The only thing I can say about the latency is that I've never noticed any. So for me it's perfect.

I've used this interface in collaboration with my backbook pro with 8 GB RAM. I've used this interface with Shure's SM58 and 57, Senssheimer's MK4, t.bone's SCT 800 (the latter two being condenser mics). I have captured amazing performances with this simple chain. The SPL is also compatible with iPads so if you have a DAW that you like to use in your mobile rig, the SPL just adds to the amount of recording power you can have. Comfortably run all 4 of it's inputs into your iPad DAW of choice and record with no worries.

I have no complaints about the drivers for this device. You download it from the site and boom, ready to go. The quality is worth the money. it's not cheap, cheaper than its competitors, but not cheap, and it shows in the quality.

The A/B option for quick referencing is a breeze with minimal noise during the switch. I can't say enough good things about this device.

I chose this over my Apogee Duet 2 as part of my portable rig as well because its features allow me more recording options.

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