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Newbie to home DAW

Discussion in 'Recording' started by CasJams, Jun 30, 2004.

  1. CasJams

    CasJams Guest

    Hello all,
    I am considering buying an mbox for my first home pro tools based setup. Basically what I want to do is record audio tracks (guitars, vocals) as well as midi (I have a controller). I will be mostly doing overdubs so I think I'll be fine with only the 2 inputs of the mbox. Here are my questions:
    I'm using a PC right now but plan to switch to mac down the road (year or so). Are there any issues I should take into consideration before I buy the mbox now regarding switching later?

    Also, I understand PT LE now comes with sampletank, and reason. I am looking to use real sounding samples - will sampletank and reason provide quality sounding samples for use in pro tools?

    If there are any other things I should consider now, please let me know.
    Thanks a lot to anyone who reads / posts
  2. BladeSG

    BladeSG Guest

    there are no issues I'm aware of regarding using the MBox at a later time on a Mac.

    The version of Sampletank you get with the MBox is a light version and doesn't contain the full library you get when you purchase the XL version of the software. Samples are good quality too.
  3. UncleBob58

    UncleBob58 Active Member

    Although Digidesign hasn't come right out and said it, the M-Box will soon be discontinued, so upgrades to that specific piece of hardware will come to a halt when that happens. Upgrades to PT LE will continue, however.

    As Blade said, the software that comes with PT LE is LE as well. You will have to pay for the upgrades to get full functionality and sample/sound libraries.
  4. CasJams

    CasJams Guest

    by LE version of sampletank do you mean it just doesn't have as many samples as the full version, or is it like a demo version that limits my use of the plug in (save, etc.)?
  5. UncleBob58

    UncleBob58 Active Member

    You get a VERY limited sample library, and you do not get the full sample editing functions.
  6. bhuvan

    bhuvan Active Member

    if you're planning to sequence/synthesize a lot of your music and you are going to be switching over to a mac, consider getting Logic and a soundcard instead.

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