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24/96 ready /Pro Tools

Discussion in 'Pro Tools' started by Irene, Nov 15, 2001.

  1. Irene

    Irene Guest

    I notice that the new Focusrite ISA 220 has 2 symbols on it's advert side by side;
    '24/96 ready' and the 'Pro Tools' logo.
    Maybe this means things are going to be sooner rather than later?

    Renie
     
  2. Greg Malcangi

    Greg Malcangi Member

    Hi Renie,

    96k has been rumored for PT for quite a while but from past experience there is usually only a month or so of notice before Digi actually releases a major upgrade. I'm hoping we'll see it sometime next year, probably later rather than sooner.

    I wouldn't read too much into the Focusrite logos. Focusrite have a long history with Digi, not just as a 3rd party plug in developer but also as a component manufacturer for Digi's C24 control surface. I think the PT logo is more to show Focurite's relationship with Digi and take advantage of consumer's awareness of PT. In other words, just a marketing ploy.

    Greg
     
  3. Irene

    Irene Guest

    Greg

    Yes that's probably the sensible conclusion.

    I think the ad is a tad misleading currently then.

    I hope we'll have something in the first quarter of 02. Even if only to consider it from a distance for a while. But patience is a virtue.

    I think your's and Jules' forums are very useful. Very different styles of moderating and both excellent.

    Thanks

    Renie.
     
  4. stedel

    stedel Guest

    Hi Renie. I agree with Greg. Also any analog device is 96kHz "ready" in a sense. I noticed in quite a few reviews, not just of Focusrite , but other channel strip type products, that they often advertised "optional AD converters" though none of the review examples were provided with these installed. The reviews were done months, sometimes a year after the products were advertised as being so "ready".I always thought that a bit "suss".
    For me, I'm not sure there is such an advantage anyway of having to deal with yet another type of converter.These things are supposed to not colour the sound, but people do talk about the difference between say the Apogee's and the Genex's, and in terms that could be read as the converters adding a "quality" to the process.
    I would probably not use these in built
    converters, and run analog outs to which ever
    "global" converter unit I decide on for AD conversion. One more link in the chain that can cause a difference in sound is not what I'm going for personally.Unless there has been some serious work to match the "optional" converter so as it becomes part of the desired sound of the unit - but they're colourless...aren't they?
    BTW have you seen the convuluted work around that Bob Clearmountain proposes, whereby the current Pro Tools can be used, albeit in a very basic way, for 96kHz stuff?
    It's in one of Digi's "news" bulletins, Who Use's Pro Tools or whatever it's called.
    Kind regards
     
  5. stedel

    stedel Guest

    Originally posted by stedel:
    H
    BTW have you seen the convuluted work around that Bob Clearmountain proposes, whereby the current Pro Tools can be used, albeit in a very basic way, for 96kHz stuff?
    It's in one of Digi's "news" bulletins, Who Use's Pro Tools or whatever it's called.
    Kind regards


    Which is interesting when you think about it.
     
  6. Irene

    Irene Guest

    Speculation on the DUC about the new Digi package being just around the corner is getting to fever pitch :D
     
  7. stedel

    stedel Guest

    Hi Renie. yeah me too. I'm very sympathetic to Digi
    at the moment. I think Apple are being a tad difficult and impetuous.IMHO they (Digi) have to get it right and provide the basis for a few years.
     

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