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Daniel...TM-D1000 or 428?

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Vince Nelson, Jun 3, 2002.

  1. Vince Nelson

    Vince Nelson Guest

    Daniel,

    What can the 428 or 224 do that the TM-D1000 can't? I've had the TM-D1000 for a couple of years and it is excellent. I added the PCI-822 in October. After the good drivers came out, I haven't had a problem. I do most of my tweaking in Sonar. So what is all the hype about?
     
  2. algorhythm

    algorhythm Guest

    Vince,

    Well, to a certain extent it's apples to oranges....the TM-D is a mixer, the 428/224 are controllers. That said, there's definitely plenty of overlap in their feature sets, and your question's a valid one.

    The TM-D does pretty well as a controller for Cubase.....faders, transports, auxes, etc. If you're used to working with it, no reason to change. Particularly with the PCI-822, it's a great way to get 10 channels of I/O (TDIF plus two S/PDIF); at that point the US-x2x's audio capabilities are pretty much extraneous.

    The 428/224 are great, for example, with laptop-based setups...USB means not having to futz with a PCI card. In your case the 428's audio features are practically irrelevant. You'd only be using the 428 as a controller, and it does have some features there that the TM-D lacks. For example the shuttle wheel....I use it all the time, esp. for a quick jog backward to re-hear a few measures after moving a part. Also a few things like record arming, dedicated banking buttons, etc.

    In the end it comes down to what you're accustomed to working with...you've likely been using the mixer as a control surface for a while now, and it's pretty intuitive for you. Unless there are features (like the ones I mentioned) on the 428's control surface that you feel are essential, you probably don't need a 428 since you're used to using the keyboard or mouse for those.

    Hope this helps.
    DK
     
  3. Vince Nelson

    Vince Nelson Guest

    Thanx Daniel, (Formerlyknownas)

    It's good to get sound advice from you again.
    Your right. I have no use for it. I have plenty of shortcuts and I must have all the audio channels. Maybe the DM-24 is my next step. I'm sure that can do more than I can dream of.
     
  4. algorhythm

    algorhythm Guest

    Well, if you go for the DM make sure the controller features are implemented the way you need them. I worked with Jace early on to get it to control VST 5.1, and there were a few anomalies with the transport section. I'm pretty sure it's been fixed by now, but make sure it does what you need it to do.
     

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