Recording classical guitar, steel string guitar, eletric guitar (jazz to rock) and vocals. I know it's a tall order. but I if had to get one premp with two channels what would you recommend? Hoping for digital connections too so i can go digital to sound card.
You should seriously consider the Metric Halo ULN-2.
It´s an Audio Interface capable of running as standalone.It has 2 digital in and 2 analog in.
And if you get a Mac sometime in the future,you have an excellent 4in/2out Interface (through firewire).Oh,and it can be buspowered too.
The Micpreamps has 72dB of gain (!!!) and are dead silent,and the AD/DA converters are to die for.
It´s about 1000$ and should be 2000$ (in my opinion).
I´ve recorded some stringensembles (just got the ULN-2,so nothing serious),and I couldn´t be happier.
I have to agree with the Metric Halo ULN-2 ....VERY transparent, and excellent convertors....I'm not sure there is software to support PC however .... You would have to set it up in "stand alone " mode.....I have a few different pre's , and the ULN - 2 is one of the best if not the best...It rival's pre's 3 times the price ....Jim
PS....The FMR gear is also a GREAT choice ....Less money also ....Jim