The best Voice Over Analog to Digital Converter

Here are the best Analog to Digital Converters for your voice. But remember: It is always the combination of Mic, Preamp and AD converter which defines the result. Not to mention "little things" like EQ, Compression, digital clock or even cables (we only use Monster Cables or Vovox Klangleiter in our studios).

The Mbox 2 from Digidesign packs in just the right amount of inputs and outputs to satisfy the needs of beginning voice over recordists and voice pro recordists alike. A favorite among voice talents, the Mbox 2 offers two microphone inputs with awesome sound quality, so you can plug your vocal microphone right in and capture your voice. Ideal for desktop production and a grand-slam winner for your mobile recording needs, the Mbox 2 lets you use the same software the big-time studios use — and makes sure your tracks are compatible with high-end Pro Tools|HD studios when you hit the big time.
Price (US) $249 or 225 € (Europe)

Presonus Studio Channel
The PreSonus Studio Channel is the perfect way to step-up the quality of your voice recordings! This fully featured channel strip delivers a Class A tube microphone/instrument preamplifier, a variable VCA compressor, and a 3-band parametric EQ complete with VU metering - all at a ridiculously great price. If you're currently working on stock interface or mixer preamplifiers, you won't believe how incredible the same sources sound through the Studio Channel. Experience all that signature fat tube tone plus the full-on ability to tweak - the PreSonus Studio Channel's bound to become your "go-to" voice box!
Price (US) $299 or 225 € (Europe)

Focusrite-Saffire-Pro 24 DSP
Focusrite Saffire Pro24 DSP
Need a do-it-all interface? The Saffire PRO 24 DSP is your pick. This FireWire audio powerhouse is perfect for high-powered desktop production. It's got two of Focusrite's award-winning preamplifiers, so you're tapped into great sound. And if you want to shine things up with EQ, compression, and reverb, you've got it built right into the Saffire PRO 24 DSP. The software runs flawlessly on your Mac or PC. The Saffire PRO 24 DSP FireWire audio interface is amazingly flexible. Togehter with a Rhode Mic or Neumann TLM 102 it is ready to help improve your voice recording!

Price (US) $399 or 359 € (Europe)

E-MU 1616M PCIe Digital Audio System
The heart of your PC (only !) voice over studio! E-MU's 1616M PCIe is a complete digital audio system, giving you a start-to-finish solution for your recording projects. Just pop the PCIe card into your PC and start connecting sources to the MicroDock M breakout box — it has a total of 16 inputs, 16 outputs, and 32 channels of MIDI I/O. Right on the front panel, you'll be able to record with the two low-noise mic/line hi-Z preamps (yes, there's 48V phantom power). You won't believe the mastering-grade 24-bit/192kHz in this this system. It uses the same converterBs as in the Digidesign HD Series ! Beyond that, the E-MU 1616M PCIe features over 600 standalone, hardware-accelerated FX and a PatchMix DSP-powered no-latency mixer. Set yourself up with high audio quality, DSP-powered effects, great software, and plenty of I/O with the E-MU 1616M PCIe Digital Audio System!

Price (US) $449 or 449 € (Europe)

MOTU UltraLite 828mk3 Hybrid
When you pick the Ultralite-mk3 Hybrid, you won't have to be worried about limiting yourself to just one connection type. This audio interface is the first ever to feature two types of connectors: USB 2.0 and FireWire. These two connection types are available on nearly every new Mac or PC laptop or desktop computer, so you'll be set wherever you decide to record! When you use FireWire, your Ultralite-mk3 Hybrid will get all the power it needs right from your computer — including the phantom power needed for your condenser microphones like Neumann TLM 103 , AT 4040 or even MXL 2003. When connected via USB, you can use the included power adapter to get full functionality never crashes with your PC or Mac software. So go and get in for your voice.
Price (US) $549 or 494 € (Europe)

RME Fireface 400
The Fireface 400 is not just the little brother of the Fireface 800 - it's a completely new design. The Fireface 400 is the only device in its class with active jitter suppression for an ultra clear voice recording, stand-alone functionality, complete controllability from the front panel, highly flexible I/Os in professional quality. RME's Fireface 800 revolutionized the world of FireWire audio interfaces. Now the revolution continues with the Fireface 400. Togehter with a Rhode NT2a, AT4040 or Neuman TLM 103 it the perfect choice for your vocal reocding !

Price (US) $1.299 or 819 <€ (Europe)

Lavry AD 10
The Lavry AD-10 (or Lavry AD-11 with USB) is simply in the premium league. The transparency and inner detail is outstanding. It is only a stereo analog to digital converter, but it will give your voice the perfect sound. Founder Dan Lavry's reputation stands for extreme transparency with a number of innovative new features for highest-quality sound, flexibility and ease of use. The Lavry AD 11 has an additional soft Saturation for peak level control of your voice. If you do not own this unit go and get one today. Combined with a high class preamp like Millenia STT 1 Origin or Telefunken V72 and a Neumann U87 or Manley Reference Cardioid it is our choice for voice recording: A high class converter for a small price.

Price (US) $1.480 or 1.299 € (Europe)

Apogee Rosetta 200
The Rosetta 200 delivers the highest quality 2-channel AD/DA solution. The 200 features premium Apogee A/D and D/A conversion, 192k sampling rates (standard), optional Pro Tools HD (Pro Tools HD and Mix systems) and core Apogee technologies such as UV22HR, and SoftLimit. With Apogee's SoftLimit, you can maximize digital output levels without overs. Your voice will have a huge dynamic range without clipping. The Rosetta 200 is an outstanding option for professional voice talents. Simply one of the greatest ADCs on earth.

Price (US) $1.795 or 1.795 € (Europe)

Digidesign 192 I/O
The 192 I/O (8 or 16 channel) is all about sounding phenomenal for your voiceover— rivaling similar products more than double its price. And with 24-bit/192kHz A/D and D/A operation, the Digidesign 192 I/O is your one-stop choice for getting your voice tracks into the world of Pro Tools|HD. An expansion port onboard lets you directly connect another 192 I/O or its little brother the 96 I/O. For clarity and precision, at an unbeatable value — it's got to be the Digidesign 192 I/O. You will need a Digidesign Core card with the Pro Tools software. But 90 % of all studios world wide are using Protools and it is worth every cent or penny ! Use the 192 I/O with a wordclock from Apogee (Big Ben) or Rosendahl (Nanosync) combined with a Neumann U87 or U47, Brauner VM1 or a Manley Refenence Cardoid and you will have the clearest sound of your voice.

Price (US) $3.995 or 2.444 € (Europe)

Universal Audio 2192
The 2192 Dual AD/DA Converter is the first product to combine Universal Audio's long history of creating high-quality, vintage analog gear with its advanced digital technology. The soul of the 2192 is still the analog circuitry that you expect from Universal Audio. It delivers a no-compromises DC-coupled, matched-FET, discrete Class A analog signal path that contains no capacitors to degrade sound quality or introduce phase distortion. The sound is impeccable! The 2192 provides luscious detail and clarity, while retaining the warmth and character of the original source, features typically not found in digital units.The 2192 also serves as an extremely high-quality digital to analog and analog to digital converter. As a front end for a native workstation, the 2192 provides two channels of sterling sound quality for voice.

Price (US) $2.999 or 2.990 € (Europe)

Crane Song HEDD 192
Crane Song HEDD192 can turn the crispiest digital signal into a sweet analog-like sound! The HEDD puts more air around the voice sound and make it sound big and deep. It is a pure converter plus tape emulator, tube emulator, and often adds just the right amount of that "something" to your voice. HEDD gives you independent 2-channel A/D and D/A converters that offer transparent conversion up to 192kHz via AES/EBU or S/PDIF I/O. Once the signal is in the digital domain, HEDD's powerful DSP takes over. With the ability to mimic the distortion characteristics of analog tape and triode and pentode tubes, HEDD can turn the crispiest digital signal into something that sounds like it was recorded in 1976.
Price (US) $3.620or 3.290 € (Europe)
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