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Best chain into Digi001

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Allen Hallada, Jan 18, 2002.

  1. What is everyone using for Mic/Preamp/Converters into ProTools that gives more of that warm analog feeling to the recording? I have a Rode NTK, Avalon 737, and using the Digi001 converters at this time. I've looked at converters by Lucid, Apogee, RME, Waves L2 Ultramaximizer, Crane Song.
    At present moment PTLE can record at 24 bit/48k max., however an upgrade is inevitable to at least 96k in May.
    Lastly what it the best way to hook the converter to the Digi001 for A/D? SPDIF/ADAT lighpipe?
    How about D/A?
    Thanks much.
    Allen :)
     
  2. lwilliam

    lwilliam Active Member

    I have an RME ADI8-Pro hooked up via lightpipe to my 001 and am using the RME clock. It's a very audible improvement over the stock converters/clock.

    I've also used the Rosetta for a/d. It's also very nice (used the s/pdif inputs), but, IMHO, overpriced.
     
  3. LW,
    Thanks for the reply.
    Allen :)
     
  4. SoFine

    SoFine Guest

    Hi Allen,

    I use the TC Electronic Gold Channel, providing 2 very good quality pre-amps and 24-bit AD/DA by optical SPDIF into the Digi 001 PCI card. It also has great compression / gating / EQ / de-essing dynamics. Midi controllable and memory card options too. I pass everything through the gold channel now, greatly improved sound. Also use it as digital clock source.

    Simon :)
     
  5. jsquare77

    jsquare77 Guest

    I've actually been going straight into the digi 001's mic pres and notice that it sounds ok, but they don't seem to have much gain before the onset of noise. For quick and dirty recordings where you don't want to fuss, it works for me. Anyone else notice the wimpy gain of the built in pres?
     
  6. basstard

    basstard Guest

    you guys all look familiar!
     
  7. I think you are mistaking me for my brother. :D
     
  8. wrave

    wrave Guest

    Hi everybody. Jsquare, I am new to PT and have had the 001 for about a year now. One of the first things I read in the manual was that proper levels were up in the yellow area of the track level strips in the mixer window of PT. I have had a heck of a time getting the signal into that range. I am recording acoustic instruments mostly, Native American flute among them. I kinda think the guys that are micing amps and percussion don't have this situation due to the high SPL of their sources.

    The first thing I tried was buying a BlueTube which gives me all the boost I need but it does add some noise. I am soon to be upgrading my mic situation. On the advice of someone more knowledgeable than I, I am looking at large condenser mics using phantom power now. I will try this to see if they will output a stronger signal than the small battery powered sterio condenser mic (an AT822 if you're interested) I bought first.

    If that doesn't do it I am thinking about a small mixer. But, again based on some advice I was given, keeping the input chain as simple as possible reduces the chances of component artifacts that are added with every additional device in the chain.

    I also plan on buying some high quality cables.

    I guess the goal is to get as high a quality source recording into PT and onto the hard drive and then tweak it as necessary in the mix.
    I hope this is helpful.
    :)
     

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