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AC/DC QUESTION

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by bbtodrum, Jan 31, 2007.

  1. bbtodrum

    bbtodrum Guest

    hello comrades, i have an adc question. my current converters are from my tascam 1884. i like the board very much because of the fader control. For a time now ive been thinking of upgrading to an apogge ROSETTA for example, but i dont want to loose the faders. Can I use an alternate converter by bypassing the ad/dc of my tascam , and still use the fader control of the 1884? is that possible? If it is , what kind of converter should I be looking for?(cause i now the rosetta wont work this way)?

    If I should get rid of the tascam, how may i use converters like the rosetta with mixing board capability? how would the connectivity work? what kind of mixer?

    thanks a lot for taking your time,

    bbto
     
  2. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    The Rosetta has ADAT output so you could definitely run that into the 1884. I don't know if this is in any way a comprimise but I can't see how it would be.
     
  3. dav

    dav Guest

    ...yeah Angus Young still rocks !!
     
  4. moonbaby

    moonbaby Mmmmmm Well-Known Member

    LOL!!!! :lol:
     
  5. Cucco

    Cucco Distinguished Member

    OMG!!! You beat me to it!!! :lol:

    Seriously though...Are you just trying to bypass the converters in your 1884 or are you trying to add additional?

    I only ask because the converters in the 1884 aren't half bad! I used them on more than one session (before I got rid of the 1884 b/c I thought the faders sucked and turned out to be defective on like 5 units in a row!) and I had no issues with them.

    If you're just trying to upgrade, consider a new mic or a new pre or something first. You'll get more noticable results faster that way.

    Cheers -

    J.
     
  6. bbtodrum

    bbtodrum Guest

    ok, sorry for the misunderstanding. let see if i got this straight. I could add another converter to my setup, and still have my 1884 like ive always done. If on a traking session i would want to use the rossetta, i then have to route it through the rosetta, if i would want to use the tascams, i use the tascams, and still i dont have to sacrifice nothing.simply as that? is that right?
    where i think partially my misunderstandment stands, is on the assumption of a double conversion, since i wana use my board(1884) and before that the rosetta for example.
    SETUP:

    SHURE MICS 57 , 58 , KSM 27, SAMPSON DRUM KIT MICS
    TASCAM 1884
    FOCUSRITE VOICE MASTER PRO
    CUBASE SX3
    POWERBOOK G4 1.67 2G RAM

    ON YOUR OPINION: WHAT WOULD BE A GOOD UPGRADE ON THIS SETUP?
    thanks for you time,
    bbto
     
  7. Cucco

    Cucco Distinguished Member

    You wouldn't be double converting if you ran a pre into the Rosetta and then patched the optical output of the rosetta into the Tascam.

    IMO, your biggest improvement would come from the addition of a good mic (an all-rounder like the SoundElux U195 or the AT 4050) and a good pre (also an all-rounder like the Hardy M1 or Focusrite ISA 428 or a Grace 101/201.)

    Good luck and keep us posted on your decisions.

    J.
     

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