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Discussion in 'Recording' started by nyaben, Dec 12, 2004.

  1. nyaben

    nyaben Guest

    switch from my Roland VS1680-based studio to a Firepod/Cubase-based studio?

    Have concerns about latency. Is it too much of a pain to deal with? Also saw someone's question re tracking with a stereo source. They indicated that they had to monitor their performance in mono due to limitations (in hardware or software, I don't know).

    Should I make the switch? I feel that I would benefit greatly for two reasons primarily:

    1) No compressed tracks
    2) Better processing for mixing

    I'll be using with a P4, 1.8 gHz, 1 gig of ram and will probably get an external firewire drive to dedicate to recording.

    Already have decent mics, preamp and compression for tracking.

    Have also been told I can use outboard gear for reverb and that the Firepod has inserts on the first two channels for compression during tracking.

    Thanks ahead of time for any advice you can give!
     
  2. DKeenum

    DKeenum Active Member

    Boy, this is a complicated question. I think there can be a steep investment and learning curve when you go soft. What about the free tracktion from mackie? Could that get youstarted? I guess you'd also need a soundcard. I duno... anybody else want to chime in?
     
  3. buzz

    buzz Guest

    Nyaben I have a VS2480 and I have researched this quite a bit do your self a favor and download the free SAW studio demo , The capabilaties in SAW are very advanced

    Low to 0 latency .
    Live monitoring function
    Very good compressors
    etc. etc. etc.
    The BEST support in the industry by far ( absolutely kills Roland support !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! )

    Try the demo out first , you will need a good high quality sound card ( Rme hdsp9632 would fit your bill nicely with an expansion card for more in's )

    Your mixing quality will take an immediate jump up the scale

    Later
    Buzz

    PS: pm me if you have more questions
     
  4. nyaben

    nyaben Guest

    Thanks much...I think I'm gonna take the plunge. I'm ready for an upgrade in sound.
     

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