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Mackie Digital X Bus

Discussion in 'Recording' started by MUS1K4U, Mar 19, 2006.

  1. MUS1K4U

    MUS1K4U Guest

    I am currently using PT7 and looking for a Digital control board. I have looked at the Control|24, however, it is dated, but inexpensive. I have been reading on the new Mackie Digital X Bus, and I am interested in it as well. It runs at retail, 4k more than the Digidesign, however, it has 2 15" touch screen monitors built in. Anyone have any thoughts about a great control surface for a home studio that has all of the mixing capabilities on a quality level? I also looked at the Yamaha Digital CMc7? or something like that...... Any input would be appreciated.
     
  2. TVPostSound

    TVPostSound Guest

    Do you want a "Control surface" or a "Digital Mixer"??
     
  3. MUS1K4U

    MUS1K4U Guest

    DAW

    Both actually. I would like a control surface, and be able to utilize the mixing and editing capabilities. Mousin' it is getting old.
     
  4. TVPostSound

    TVPostSound Guest

    I dont think the DXB is comapitble with Protools, but I might be wrong.

    Have you considered the now discontinued Mackie D8B???
    They are going for 3K to 5K used, and V5 upgrade has the HUI
    mode added.

    The Control 24 is a control surface, witha seperate mic input section, and a small 8 bus mixer for input only functions.

    If you just want a control surface, look into the Digidesign Command 8 under 1K street price its a great "mouse"
     
  5. TVPostSound

    TVPostSound Guest

    I dont think the DXB is comapitble with Protools, but I might be wrong.

    Have you considered the now discontinued Mackie D8B???
    They are going for 3K to 5K used, and V5 upgrade has the HUI
    mode added.

    The Control 24 is a control surface, witha seperate mic input section, and a small 8 bus mixer for input only functions.

    If you just want a control surface, look into the Digidesign Command 8 under 1K street price its a great "mouse"
     
  6. TVPostSound

    TVPostSound Guest

    I dont think the DXB is comapitble with Protools, but I might be wrong.

    Have you considered the now discontinued Mackie D8B???
    They are going for 3K to 5K used, and V5 upgrade has the HUI
    mode added.

    The Control 24 is a control surface, witha seperate mic input section, and a small 8 bus mixer for input only functions.

    If you just want a control surface, look into the Digidesign Command 8 under 1K street price its a great "mouse"
     
  7. DreX

    DreX Active Member

    http://www.mackie.com/products/digitalxbus/dawguides.html
    from what i have seen it should be compatible....check here, says it uses the same profiles as the Mackie Control Universal and the Mackie HUI which are both compatible.

    listed under features -

    DIGIDESIGN PRO TOOLS
    APPLE / EMAGIC LOGIC
    APPLE FINAL CUT 5
    APPLE SOUNDTRACK PRO
    STEINBERG CUBASE SX/SL
    STEINBERG NUENDO
    MOTU DIGITAL PERFORMER
    ADOBE AUDITION
    CAKEWALK SONAR
    SONY VEGAS


    Thanks to its integrated Mackie Control Universal protocol, the Digital X Bus can seamlessly control the DAW software listed above. Better still, the console can be flipped into software control mode with a single button press. In this way, you can place the Digital X Bus at the center of your DAW-based studio and have the best of both worlds, hardware and software.
     

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