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Help on converters & DAW...

Discussion in 'Converters & Interfaces' started by JvM, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. JvM

    JvM Active Member

    Dec 19, 2008
    Wasn’t sure where to post this…

    I used a friends RME hammerfall card & ADI-8 DS 6+ years back. We used it with s/mux through lightpipe to record everything at 24/96. I think I remember having 2-buses in Nuendo through the ADI-8 at 24/96.

    Now I’m piecing together my own setup & it looks like a lot of new RME stuff is out there. I don’t know much about the new RME firewire units or the MADI (I’m reading online)

    I don’t know what I should get as far as the card & converters. I’m a songwriter & usually only record a couple of live inputs at a time. I do a lot of vocal & guitar doubling & harmonies, so the most tracks I can get at 24/96 is the goal.

    Basically I want a solid card/converters setup that will give me at least 24 tracks at 24/96 & enough buses to not have to load everything into 1 or 2 at mixdown.

    I’m also in the process of finding a DAW computer now. I looked at the specialized DAW sites & they want around 2,000 for a solid one.

    Budget wise, I’m probably going to put the most money into the card/converters & get a “buget DAW” I can make work.

    I’m looking into a Dell XPS 420 now (quad 9400, 4gb ram, X38 chipset & XP pro, not sure if Nuendo runs smoothly on the vista 64 bit OS) The Dell is a grand less that the pro built DAWs.

    Thanks for any help!

  2. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Distinguished Member

    Dec 11, 2007
    Scotland, UK
    If you can, build your own PC.
    ^^ This is good advice for any purpose. You get no crapware, and better spec for your $$.
  3. JvM

    JvM Active Member

    Dec 19, 2008
    when I priced it out, it seems like unless I'm building a 2k machine, it's the same cost to buy the 1k dell as to build a 1k mach.

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