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02-15-2003, 12:49 AM
what do you guys think about the motu 828, i think im gonna go with this one. starting a basic home studio setup. spit me some thoughts and specs about the 828, i was recommened to it.
02-15-2003, 08:52 AM
What CPU do you have? Works fabtabulous with Macs, a little quirky with PC's. I've thought about going with the 896 myself for mobile orchestral and choir recordings. I use the 2408MKII and 24i in studio now with Digital Performer and haven't had but one complaint. The complaint had to do with my CPU speed (4 year old mac) not the quality of the recording.
You'll also want to check your software, if you have any, and make sure it's compatible.
Just want to make sure you have all your bases covered.
02-15-2003, 11:46 PM
im going with a g4 mac....dual proc 1 ghz... add a dsp card.. probally the 828 and logic audio with motu midi interface...also a emagic software sampler
is there a big difference from the 828 to the 896?
02-16-2003, 07:17 AM
Well, the 896 has resolutions to 96khz.
You should be just fine then. The 896 also has 8 mic/line inputs with selectable phantom power. The 828 only has 2 mic inputs, the rest are line. Depends on what you need. You will be able to get higher resolution recordings with the 896, but then you have to weight the extra $500 too.
02-16-2003, 09:23 PM
hey i'm thinking of getting one myself too... the MOTU 828 i mean...
but there's this local dealer telling me that it's better to go for ProTools DIGI001...
also i had a look at the Presonus Firestation which looks really attractive and cool. only downside is that it doesn't have any software bundled together and no support for Mac OS 10X
can anybody advise what should i look out for or where i can read up the comparisons between these modules? really appreciate it! thanx
02-17-2003, 12:44 AM
it might be better to with the digi... but im a logic guy and i stick with it.. haha.
02-17-2003, 12:53 AM
i really dont need the 8 mic inputs... i need at 2 the max so far and line.. but im loving the 96khz compared to 48khz in 828. i would have no use for all thouse inputs. and im guessing theres no way around it. dunno... :confused: im thinking now just to start of with the 828 then move on.
02-26-2003, 09:04 AM
does the motu 828 have line inputs... like if i wanted to connect a tape deck to it... so i can take the audio and possibly do restoration or just put it on cd?
02-26-2003, 09:57 AM
The 828 has 2 mic/line with phantom. The 896 has 8 mic/line with phantom and offers higher resolutions. If you're just starting out, the 828 is probably the better way to go.
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