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Easy gear that works?

Discussion in 'Recording' started by My_apartment, Oct 30, 2005.

  1. My_apartment

    My_apartment Guest

    I have an fw1884. I hate this thing. It's great. I have no clue how to use it. I just sent it to Tascam because I thought it was broken. They sent it right back, saying it was working fine. SO apparently, I'm doing something wrong. I can't figure this thing out very well.

    I also have cubase sx2. Cubase has never worked properly for me and doesn't play very well with the FW1884.

    I have previously owned some other DAW gear and older versions of cubase (VST) which were equally frustrating and effective for me.

    I want to record! I really do. I have DFH and Behringer 290 samples. I have a Studiologic kbd. I have a g5 dual.

    Should I sell the FW and go for a 002? I need something easy and reliable. I have no background in audio, recording, or signal flow.

  2. jonyoung

    jonyoung Well-Known Member

    Consider buying a modular hard disk recorder and use the computer for mixing. It's a much shorter learning curve and much less frustrating. Trade in the fw1884 for a compact mixer with decent pres, but use firewire for transferring tracks from an external drive to your DAW. I've been using this setup for the last couple of years and have no regrets. If I want to record 24 tracks at once, I arm them and push a button. How sweet is that?
  3. jonnyc

    jonnyc Member

    I kind of feel your pain. I started out with Cubase and honestly never really figured it out, I never liked the layout and always seemed to have problems with audio playing back like chipmunks. Probably mostly user error, however when I switched to pro tools its was night and day, so easy to use and straight forward, I was recording on it the first night and I never have the problems with it that I had with cubase.
  4. gdoubleyou

    gdoubleyou Well-Known Member

    Did you configure your interface with the audio/midi utility located in the utilities forlder? then assign it in your DAW?

  5. jonnyc

    jonnyc Member

    Like I said probably user error.
  6. jahtao

    jahtao Guest

    omnipotence thats my aim. I've learned so much by spending hours working thru problems but always an aim to learn not ust solve a problem. learning one thing invariable comes in useful when oslving another. It also helps to talk to people and have them help you, this complements the above. This techy approach can work against the musician side of things, its hard to specialise in both, few can. keep playing your instruments, its a gift.

    I've got a dual two too, its a powerful machine its a pity not to make it work for you. I'm not into hard disk recorders.

    good luck with it man
  7. iznogood

    iznogood Guest

    go protools....

    on your computer it will ROCK!!
  8. DT

    DT Guest

    Keep the fw1884 and Go protools and or I prefer Sonar!
    good luck8)
  9. gdoubleyou

    gdoubleyou Well-Known Member

    SX is problematic on Macs, I gave up so it now resides on my PC (collecting dust)

    For your machine I suggest Logic Pro, if you go Pro Tools go the TDM route, don't even mess around.

    You should also visit the forums here. http://
    Large Mac community there.


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