Discussion in 'Mixing & Editing' started by mixbay, Aug 30, 2002.
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Well I've got a problem with there tag line...
"Mix records like the pros using just your computer"
I've tried and tried very hard the last couple of years...and will continue to try...but it is night and day between mixing in the computer and mixing on an analog console. But there is NO comparison. I good digital board (sony) probably is near comparable (m,wagner & m.guzauski can't be wrong)....but mix in a computer like on a neve? no way!
Maybe you can get closer when using some sort of analog summing like the dangerous 2-bus after the computer, but I have to agree with recorderman that through an analog console sounds better.
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I think that the two things aren't and never will be the same: they are just phisically different; IMMO this doesn't mean that one is absolutely better than the other; it depends on a lot of things, money being one of the first; in my personal experience an analog board (I have been trained on a Trident Vector 432 for about 2 years) is a great hands on, immediate tool, and it's indeed the core of the studio; being able to put the hands on a "phisical" fader and knob, just twist it and get a result, not to mention the sound...but I'll never forget the day I discovered a computer and what could be done in music with it: a well configured workstation will allow things (even in mixing) that the best sounding bord can't even dream about. The blessed ones can take advantage of the two and have the best of both worlds (using a workstation as a playback device with lots of addad features and mixing the tracks using an analog desk and outboards); for those (like me) which don't fall in the above mentioned category (at least in this time frame) it's like "get the best converters you can find and the workstation you feel most comfortable with", though for some type of production (those where extensive editing and sound manipulation are needed) the workstation is hard to beat.
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