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Control Room Monitoring Senario's ?

Discussion in 'Recording' started by revk2, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. revk2

    revk2 Active Member

    I use an analog console in my studio for some tracking and for mix down. When I mix down I have no choice but to go into and A/D to get back into a stereo track in pro tools. I use TC MD3 to master in PT. All good.
    The question is ? Do you think the console should always be monitored through the A/D and then to control room monitors via D/A as would be the case during mix down.
    And next do think an apogee rosetta 200 would be better for this process or a digi 192 in/out. In mind that most observers think the 192 is a more nuetral sounding converter.
    Please way in everybody.
    Thanks in advance.
  2. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Guest

    While I love to hear the clean output from my analog console, yes, I actually prefer to monitor the mix post computer/Digital multitrack machine. It was the same as being on the air for radio & TV. You want to hear the processing you have to fight with. I mean get along with. You know...

    Good converters, bad converters, I really don't give a damn. You monitor through what you have. I'd go with the Apogee before I would go for another one of those Avid pieces of crap with their proprietary BS circuitry. And a company who never supplies you with schematics no less. And there ain't nothing professional about that. So I basically boycott those suckers. Especially when they wouldn't even supply a schematic for an entry level M-Blotch 2 which had proprietary blah blah circuitry within. Right, check, I'm supposed to believe that especially when it wouldn't interface decently with my Neve. And I know what I'm doing. Besides, what you haven't learned is that anything PCM sounds like PCM and will always sound like PCM regardless of bit depth or sample rate. Better you should go with DSD from Korg. Particularly because it might surprise you that it sounds more like your analog console output to begin with. Neutral doesn't mean anything unless you are looking at your doggie or kitty. Those guys are truly neutral and you want your audio to sound that way? Then why are you using an analog console? Analog consoles aren't typically neutral. They have flavor. They are robust sounding. So is my Neve. So are my API's. Even a Mackie isn't exactly neutral. However your car does have a neutral which can be very important when you want to REV your engine for all to hear it, right? Otherwise there's Park. Well that's if you have an automatic transmission at any rate & compressors & limiters, superchargers, turbochargers, tube microphone preamps yada yada, et cetera.

    I know you guys want to do everything NASA like in Houston. Liftoff!
    Mx. Remy Ann David
  3. revk2

    revk2 Active Member

    I tend to agree with you

    I figure that one should have the same sonic picture at all times, whether tracking, or mixing, not so much editing. But I think it is important to maintain continuity between tracking and mix down. The mix down is just as or more important than the mastering process.
    Thank you a lot for your time and opinion, my friend.:smile:

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