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Critique on this potential ProTools setup

Discussion in 'Pro Tools' started by Greg Malcangi, Nov 27, 2001.

  1. Greg Malcangi

    Greg Malcangi Member


    Considering mixing in ProTools in the near future. I would definately have to upgrade my current rig. I am thinking about Cranesong Spider (if I can find one yet), have the PT 24bit ADAT interface, but need a few more Mix Farms (w/ new Sony EQ plugin- already have Waves, BombFactory, Reverb One, and McDSP Analog channel). I have an also have a 1/2" Studer but might get a Cranesong Hedd 192, & Tascam 24bit DAT. I know nothing will ever sound like analog 2" to SSL to 1/2", but for R&B/Hip Hop I think we can make it happen.
  2. Greg Malcangi

    Greg Malcangi Member

    Sounds like a good setup to me. The only thing you've missed out is a masterclock, which you'll need to get the best out of your system. The cheapest option with your setup would be a Lucid Gen6x96 (US$699 list). If your Studer has a reference input (video ref in or video sync in) you might consider getting a Nanosyncs which will clock your Studer together with your digital gear.

    You've got some good gear in your list, the Cranesong, the Tascam and of course your plugs. It would be a shame to take away from this quality by not properly clocking your system.

    The only plugs I can think of off the top of my head that you may find really useful are: Wave Mechanics "PitchBlender" and the Waves L2. I believe demos of both plugs are available.

    Hope this helps,

  3. Ang1970

    Ang1970 Well-Known Member


    Make sure you have enuf ram, a fast processor, and don't run os any higher than 9.4. There's a lot of documentation about preferred hard&soft-ware on digi's site.

    Good luck with the new system! :)
  4. RecorderMan

    RecorderMan Distinguished Member

  5. Rader Ranch

    Rader Ranch Member

    i bet Ang1970 meant 9.04...that being said, i'm running pretty smoothly with 9.2 currently...

    my only advice for Downsouth would be to wait a Q or so if at all possible...see what the next 'latest and greatest' from digi really is...
  6. Ang1970

    Ang1970 Well-Known Member

    woopsie! yup, radar is right, i left out a "0". my apologies, and thanks for that catch! :D
  7. RecorderMan

    RecorderMan Distinguished Member

    ...cool Ang1970.

    In that case I'd just like to mention that I've been workin' with 9.2 on a Mix+ on PT5.2 just fine. (If you got TechTool Pro and DiskWarrior don't forget to update from their websites. as you need the very latest updates to run 9.2&5.2.)

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