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digi 003, project mix or saphire pro??

Discussion in 'Recording' started by zzzounds, May 1, 2007.

  1. zzzounds

    zzzounds Active Member

    hi there!
    am building an home studio and was trying to decide between m-audio project mix, digi 002 rack and focusrite saphire pro 26 as an audio interface. then, digi 003 came, and i don't know what to choose anymore...
    can anyone give me a hint on this?
    thanks
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  2. therecordingart

    therecordingart Well-Known Member

    If you want Pro Tools go with the 003, 002, or Project Mix. If aren't going to be using Pro Tools then get the sapphire pro.
     
  3. zzzounds

    zzzounds Active Member

    hi there
    i do want to use pro tools, but i don't know the difference between LE and M-powered (i used LE some years ago), and my question is mainly about the pre's & AD/DA converters quality. any hint on which to go for?
    thanks
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  4. therecordingart

    therecordingart Well-Known Member

    Forget about the Sapphire then....you can't run Pro Tools with it.

    As far as preamp/converter quality....they are all mediocre. I wouldn't call one better than the other.
     
  5. fourone3

    fourone3 Active Member

    One thing that turns me off to the ProjectMix is that you can't use the master fader. Pro Tools only allows 8 faders at once, if I'm thinking of this correctly.

    But that is a small downside compared to all the good things.

    The only difference in M-Powered and LE is that M-Powered can't use DV Toolkit - so far that I've found out.

    I'd hope the 003 has better pres than the ProjectMix, but if you can find a 002 on the cheap, you can always get the Black Lion mod. Yes? No? Maybe? Perhaps I should just go hide in my closet.
     
  6. zzzounds

    zzzounds Active Member

    But that is a small downside compared to all the good things.

    The only difference in M-Powered and LE is that M-Powered can't use DV Toolkit - so far that I've found out.

    I'd hope the 003 has better pres than the ProjectMix, but if you can find a 002 on the cheap, you can always get the Black Lion mod. Yes? No? Maybe? Perhaps I should just go hide in my closet.[/quote]

    eheh! no... don't hide now! at least before you give me all your help! :D
    the thing that pleases me in project mix is the control section, which allows me to work without even touching the mouse/keyboard. but is it that good?
    i can buy a digi 002 for 750€, compared to the 1050€ of the project mix.
    i just want to make sure i don't regret myself after i buy the one i decided for...
    send me your thoughts, maybe i can take some advises from it!
    thanks
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  7. zzzounds

    zzzounds Active Member

    hellozzz again!
    i'm really falling for project mix, but i need to know something: you can use it with protools LE, at least as a controller; what about as an audio interface??
    if anyone can take that doubt, i thank.
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  8. igotnosmoke

    igotnosmoke Active Member

    hi guys... i have noticed the projectmix only has 4 line outputs... does this mean all of the mixing will need to be done on the ProjectMix for larger scale recordings prior to recording with such programs as NUendo or Pro Tools? (by the way i am using the Delta 1010 featuring 10 inputs).

    Ultimately i would be using this to record a drum kit in a portable recording setup, and will be hard to monitor (in real time) being in the same room as the drummer...

    I have been looking at M Audio Octane, just wondering what the difference in PreAmp quality (compared to ProjectMix console) would be if plan to output all the channels into Nuendo and mix there???

    i am looking for a cost effective work flow so any other suggestions would be great

    cheers,
    spiro
     

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