Best converter for Hybrid Engineers (FOH/Live,Broadcast, Recording and Mixing) Using both PC and Mac
I just acquired one of these for my self because of 1 reason it works on PC (Yes I game as well) and MAC (Work). When I first plugged it in I got straight work on a project I already had started on my UAD Apollo 16 that was clocked with a Big Ben, which honestly I thought was amazing at the time EXCEPT I couldn't use on my PC which lead me to looking into the pure2 and other units. My thoughts were this pure2 was going to be my "PC" only interface, But I was so WRONG its the most used interface/converter/masterclock/dac/adc I own! I pulled the trigger on this unit due to simply reading reviews and specs. Now for my first impressions! This unit took my mix environment from what seamed like about 90 Degree mix field (Apollo only), 120 degrees (Apollo Clocked to Bigben) To a whopping 180 Degrees off the bat (Apollo Clocked by Pure2 and listening back via aes to the Pure2). This Pure2 unit made me feel like I wasn't hearing the monitors or my room and I could get lost into what I'm working on or listening to with out second guessing any of my components. This unit replaced more than I thought it was going to for me thinking it would be my "PC" only interface to now my GoTo Master Clock (Replaced the Bigben for me), My 1st choice ADC (Not just for mastering,don't be afraid to track a vocal or single source through it) The ONLY DAC I use from now on. (I find my self unracking it often from home to use as a master clock on live console and running aes out the console for pure2 being my DAC to the FOH speakers.
Now when I am in my home studio my main signal flow using the Pure2 is: 2 ways 1st on my Hackintosh or Macbook for large sessions its UAD Apollo16 connected via thunderbolt, I run 16 out to my Spl MixDream for summing. Main out of that to the Pure2 which connects aes back to the apollo (for Print) and aes out the apollo back to the Pure 2 as my main DAC to my speakers. 2nd way is when I need to master or just simply work on a project that doesn't require all my gear to be on. I just use the Pure2 via usb, work as needed on any platform mac or pc and just be comfortable and confident in what I'm producing back to a client. Next purchase now is a 10m. Its scary to think it can get better from what I'm already getting from this pure2 unit alone!