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5 years ago
Here's my situation. We are a church looking to record our services and remix the music to put on our website.We will be recording straight off of our Studiolive 24 with capture. On Monday's I'll be transferring to Pro Tools 10 on Macbook Pro (17" 2.8 intel core2 duo, 8gb Ram, Lion). I'd like to create the ideal studio to remix about 16 channels of instruments and vocals. What gear would you recommend. Artist Control? Makie Universal Control? I have a Novation Impulse61. I'm interested in the new UA Appollo coming out. The ability to use the processing would be helpful. I'd also like to introduce analog summing.So I know that's a big request, but what would be your first gear purchases to make this an efficient but powerful system.Here's what I already have: Macbook Pro (listed above)MBox 2Novation Impulse61M-Audio CX8 monitors.Thanks guys!
If speed is what is most important at this stage I don't suggest peripheral DSPs. From what I'm reading about the Apollo, and from my experience with TC Electronics' Konnekt-line, the plug-ins are realtime-only. That means playing back your hour-long mix from start to finish to get it all in -not how I would want to work with that kind of turnaround expectation and ESPECIALLY not how I want to work if I have to integrate video.
Ok, a new computer may be possible. But if not, what gear and setup would you recommend? Would running the tracks out an interface into a mixer or analog summer help? Could I run it through a mixer and print or record the master out, then sync it with the video? I guess I'll put it this way: If you were mixing 30 minutes of a live performance every week what gear and setup would you want to do quality and quick work? (BTW, the Apollo can run the effects either during recording and/or during the mix, so it would give me the processing my "old" mac doesn't have.;) )
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