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recording set up

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Tolink, Jul 19, 2009.

  1. Tolink

    Tolink Guest

    I want to be able to do decent drum recording so I was thinking of getting an 8 track into pro tools le

    I was thinking of getting a 003 rack + factory

    plus m-audio octane pre

    I head the 003 pres aren't very good so I should get different pres,

    if anyone could help with a better effective way of doing this please tell me I'm new to this all so yeah!
  2. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    I don't think the 003 preamps are so bad that another mediocre preamp is going to be an improvement. If you have to guess whether or not they will be good enough, you probably won't notice the difference anyway. You still need to consider mics, cables and for sure, you want to make absolute sure your computer is compatible with ProTools. Especially if you plan on using PT8.
  3. kmetal

    kmetal Kyle P. Gushue Well-Known Member

    Save your money by not buying the Octane. the digi pres are quiet, clear, transparent, and nothing special as a pre. get 2 ART Mpa tube based pres. they are feature packed, quiet and do they're job. are they UA 610's? NO. but they will give you more versitility than the octane (ms enconding, tube saturation, varialble iimpedence) and will allow you to record all 8 channels for your drums. 4 digi 4 art.... good luck
  4. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    Just to clarify, I believe kmetal is speaking specifically about the MPA Gold and Digital MPA which are NOT to be confused with the ART Tube MP.

    You'll be hard pressed to find a good 4 channel preamp for under$2000. There's the Focusrite ISA 428 and that's about it. There is the SSL Alpha VHD but I know nothing about it.
  5. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    Changing the tubes in the MPA Gold makes a large difference in quality....provided the new tubes are quality tubes.

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