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Recording Interfaces

Discussion in 'Converters / Interfaces' started by theaero, May 23, 2006.

  1. theaero

    theaero Guest

    Alright guys, im looking at a recording interface, somewhere in the $800-$1500 range

    Heres the specs I need:

    At least 8 inputs
    Really nice preamps
    More than just two outputs
    Really nice converters
    At least 24bit/96hhz

    Just something nice, ya know? I want to record my CD using this piece of equipment, and I want to do high quality, clean recordings....

    I would prefer to use protools, but Ive heard too many bad things about the digi002

    anyways, what interfaces do you guys suggest?
     
  2. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Guest

    I've used and own MOTU products and I think they are fine and quite nice, reliable. Might I suggest you look into this FireWire device?

    here

    It offers 8 microphone inputs and will record 12 tracks simultaneously at up to 192kHz 24-bit. You pick the software and the laptop along with the outboard storage drive and you're on your way!

    Keep on trackin'
    Ms. Remy Ann David
     
  3. theaero

    theaero Guest

    I like that a lot... fits nicely into my pricerange....

    I also really like protools....

    Im thinking about the projectmix I/o

    what do you think of this unit?
     
  4. xian

    xian Guest

    I can't help but recommend the Firewire interface that I own; the Mackie Onyx 400F. Pristine pre-'s, lots of outs, inserts on 4 channels, good converters. Very well built. Very few con's on this baby.

    I'd stay away from Pro-tools, there are so many better things out there at a lower price. Get Cubase, it's a slighly more robust sequencer and you can get more plugins for much cheaper, it's nicer to the CPU as well.
     
  5. mud5150

    mud5150 Guest

    id have to agree with xian, I've recorded with an 002, ive recently purchased an rme fireface and the quality difference is more than noticable. I was not at all pleased with our recording with the 002. Rme sounds awesome, though it is right at the top of your price range. Another interface that shows alot of promise is the focusrite saphire pro 26 in 26out, but they have to start shipping units first. Of course with that also comes the fact that no one has any real world results with it (small caveat) though I mean it is focusrite, so I wouldn't sweat it to much. Point being I love my fireface everything about it is awesome, sound quality, routing options, stability. I'm very pleased. As far as running pro tools, I don't. To me unless your going the tdm route I think its a waste of time. Some people bitch about compatability but I dont see that many situations were someone is going to be moving they're tracks around between studios once mixing has begun, and if its pre mix stage just export the wav files. Just one guys opinion
     
  6. theaero

    theaero Guest

    Ugh..... can anyone tell me more about this "projectmix I/O" it looks really nice but i cant find enough info on it...

    Gah, that fireface is really tempting as well... but i do like protools... Ive used cubase SX3, Sonar5, and Audition, and IMO none compare to protools
     
  7. theaero

    theaero Guest

    gah, the fireface and onyx 400f dont have enough mic pres..

    I guess its the motu vs the projectmix
     
  8. Tom Fodor

    Tom Fodor Active Member

    For God's sake don't touch the project Mix! The build quality is shocking, they sound as rough as toad testies. Buy a Motu 896 or traveller, great bang for your buck...
     
  9. Tom Fodor

    Tom Fodor Active Member

    For God's sake don't touch the project Mix! The build quality is shocking, they sound as rough as toad testies. Buy a Motu 896 or traveller, great bang for your buck...
     

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