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12 min - 16 max simultaneous analog inputs to pro tools question...

Discussion in 'Pro Tools' started by ocdstudios, Mar 12, 2010.

  1. ocdstudios

    ocdstudios Active Member

    Nov 3, 2009
    Ok guys, I tried a seach but came up empty. Here goes...

    without all the why questions... how do i run 12-16 simultaneous analog inputs into a pro tools tracking session without buying a unobtainable board?

    With cubase, I just run everyone through my Tascam US1641 and it works like a charm.

    I am starting "school" and will be switching to a macbook pro, pro tools rig. I should get better audio quality this route I hope as well. I DO NOT want to lose the full band with acoustic drums capability I have now as I do demos for local christian bands.

    Can I stack two Digitech Factory 003 rack rigs and daisy-chain them? Any ideas/solutions are welcome. I know that pro tools uses their own interfaces so I am limited to what's out there (which is why I went PC/Cubase in the first place)

    Answers? Working setups? anyone?

    Thanks for your input, I know you guys have the answer I need.

    Matt in GA
  2. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Moderator Resource Member

    Mar 20, 2008
    currently Billings
    You can get a set of preamps like the RME Octamic II or the discontinued Onyx 800R and run them via ADAT into a Digi 003. To the best of my knowledge you cannot chain two 003's together. You could always track with your Tascam and then import those into a Protools session. Unless you are sending more than 8 analog outs to analog sum or whatever, an 003 would still work for you to get your Protools rig.

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