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6 years ago
I want to use outboard gear. It fascinates me to mix down old school. I'll still have my MacBook pro whenever needed. It also seems cheaper to start before buying a bunch of effects n stuff. Am I wrong in doing this?Is there a better way to do this? I also want to hear from those people who USE this Alesis HD24. Is it hard to overdub and do the punch ins?
I'll find myself shuttling alot? What does that mean?
I'll have the firewire thing ready to transfer if I ever need to for whatever reason.Disappearance of IDE standard? I don't know what you're talking about there.
I'm debating whether to keep it in the box or mix out of the box using an anolog board. I currently have a macbook pro with 2gb of Ram but it can be upgraded to 4gb. I also have an Apogee Duet and I'm using Garage Band. That Duet sounds amazing.So I'm thinking either ONE: Apogee Ensemble, which is 8 channel but only has 4 preamps which means I need 4 outside preamps, Control surface(which can be expensive also) and Logic Express.OR TWO: Alesis HD24- analog board and little by little gather up outboard gear like compressors, reverbs, delays etc. Alesis Masterlink(which I've tried cuz the church has one and I like it alot.)Number 2 just sounds like a lot more fun when the time comes to mix...plus I like the idea of being able to see the eq, compressor knobs, reverbs, bussing things and adding more effects etc. I like that I can see them and twist knobs like the panning as well....instead of doing nearly EVERYTHING in the computer which can one day be outdated and not be enough power and such. Then I still have the option of using my Apogee Duet for small projects or for portability, then just transfering at home to HD24 so I can mixdown on the analog board.Either way... I know I'm gonna spend money and lots of it(little by little) which is why I want to be decided on which way to go.Does anyone out there still mixdown using anolog boards while having a computer ready for more processing or other duties?
HEY!Can I use the Ensemble kinda like the HD24?Bring up to 8 channels at a time into the computer then bring 8 channels (bussed up) back to a little analog mixer to mixdown? That wouldn't make much sense though. It wouldn't be as fun. Or would it?
"Yep! Or even add a second 8-channel preamp over ADAT and you'd have 16-channels you can record directly from your board." You mean two ensembles? If so, that's kinda pricey.Or do you mean one ensemble can take 16 channels into the computer? Then bring 8 channels back out?Didn't quite understand that one. Sorry.
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