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Discussion in 'Recording' started by Alécio Costa - Brazil, Sep 3, 2003.

  1. Alécio Costa - Brazil

    Alécio Costa - Brazil Well-Known Member

    Hi folks!
    This nice console has been on the market for some reasonable time already. The double wiring cards have been shipping also, 96k thru lightpipe is a reality.
    I am a user of the old good 02R V2, capable of 44k/48k, limited to a/d 20 bits, but outputing 24 bit data.
    It had some weaknesses as the crappy output dither, the micpres just reasonable, the automation screens with no page scroll for faster editing ( ok, ya can use a computer)and the digital compressors, almost useless for tracking. However, I do love that console. Believe me.

    So what do you guys have been thinking ot the new model?
    Foloowing Uncle Cedar´s advice I shall not be investing money on digital gear that will be obsoleted in less than 5 years, but the new model is a very nice controller for PT...hum...

    I have already read all the features and so.. I would like to hear some impressions of yours considering tone, mic pres, comps, converters and so.

    BTW.. I heard that Steve Lukater´s new album was entirely done with an 02R 96k or an DM2000 ( which is present at Eliot Schiner´s rig + Nuendo).

    Thanks for any info
  2. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Well-Known Member

    If your not gonna buy any digital gear that won't be obsolete within 5-years, then you'll never buy anything. The only digital products I can think of that will not be completly obsolete is higher end digital effects box or digital patchbay. Buying digital products and having them become obsolete is just part of doing business these days and the cost as well as any loss because of it needs to be part of the overall business plan. Digital is less of a long term investment and more of a short term big expensive.
  3. Alécio Costa - Brazil

    Alécio Costa - Brazil Well-Known Member

    yeah, you got some nice points also. BTW.. ya upgraded to PT HD, right?
  4. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Well-Known Member

    No, Not yet. I'm still on the fence. I'm gonna wait until after AES show and see what happens. I had heard rumor that Digi was gonna release a cheaper PCI card of PT HD before the end of the year? If not, I might pick a used Mix-Plus set up to start with.
  5. Dave Nyberg

    Dave Nyberg Guest

    What's the main advantage of the 02R on a DAW? I always was impressed by the mighty looks of the 02R but i never worked with one. I might in the future though.
  6. Alécio Costa - Brazil

    Alécio Costa - Brazil Well-Known Member

    back to Mix Wars...lol
    I myself prefer to work with PT hooked to a console, d8B/02R or whatever is available. Session´s Track 01 is channel 01 at the console and so.
    PT automation is much faster to deal with, I end up just automating plug-in parameters.
    Also, outboard reberb boxes. With my 02R I use almost 8 aux sends. If I need to use this same approach with PT Mix, I have to buy lots of additional dsp/mix farms.
    Yes, seems a turbo PT HD3-(X) seems to be arriving.
    I hope PT HD1/2 gets cheaper -lol

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