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48 track H.Drive Recorder

Discussion in 'Recording' started by ray1018, Sep 8, 2006.

  1. ray1018

    ray1018 Active Member

    Hi,

    I gonna do a live recording up to 32 tracks at once.
    Any H.Drive Recorder recommended??
    for my case what'll you suggest,get 2 pcs of 24track or a 48track recorder??

    Thanks...
     
  2. MadMax

    MadMax Well-Known Member

    Alesis HD24

    Get the HD24XR if you think you'll need or want to record anything at 96kHz.

    So far I've been very happy with mine... but if you have the money, RADAR is THE way to go.

    Max
     
  3. ray1018

    ray1018 Active Member

    Hey Max:

    How to use the FirePort??Let say,i gonna drag/import all my recording waves into my Mixing Application like Logic or Cubase.

    somebody told me to use the Ethernet port,but the transfering too slow..
     
  4. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Distinguished Member

    Yes, get the HD24XR, or if you really need more than 24 channels, two HD24XRs slaved together.

    To use the FirePort, you take the hard drive caddy out of the HD24 and plug it into the FirePort. You connect the FireWire connector on the FirePort to a FireWire port on your computer. You run the Alesis transfer software and it transfers the recorded data to your computer's hard disk, track-by-track and song-by-song. It ends up as 24-bit .wav files which some (but not all) audio processing programs will read.
     
  5. MadMax

    MadMax Well-Known Member

    EXACTLY!!

    My version of DP (2.7) won't handle the .wav's, so about the only transfer I've been doing is onto the drive instead of off... other than uploading to ftp.

    The only other thing to consider is the midi transport... my BRC is a PITA with the HD24's. I've been tweeking with the midi transport in the GS3000. It ain't perfect, but it's pretty functional.

    Also, join the Yahoo HD24 users group.

    Max
     

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