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So guys...

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Brock Stapper, Feb 3, 2004.

  1. anybody excited about this new hoodgie hodge of vaporware?

    I am...

    If I'm remembering correctly it will take three UAD cards and will run most vstplug-ins.. two touch screens...

    they are going to have a 200 and 400 series that are pretty danged affordable I must say. Especially considering how much processing power is relieved from your computer... should make editing ultra quick. Fairchild and Cambrigde for channel eq and dynamics? sure... that sounds good.

    it might be time for Steinberg to get 3.x out and offer mackie control universal support...

    anyways,

    Looks like a good time to me...

    http://www.mackie.com/namm/dxb.html
     
  2. CaptainMark

    CaptainMark Guest

    It doesn't fit in the rucksack with the rest of my studio.

    In order to get that sound I need to work under palm trees in India or Cambodia. Otherwise it just ends up sounding too flat.

    Anything not allowable as hand luggage is just out of the question.
     
  3. Bill Park

    Bill Park Guest

    You must have never used a touch screen.

    Imagine either hunching over the console, or holding your arm out at full extension for 8 to 16 hours a day. Your doctor and chiropractor will both buy new boats, on your dime.

    If they are going to bother, I would also like to see the guts in a rack mount case, and a simple small umbilical going to the console itself, since it is a control surface. Why drag all those wires, which terminate in my racks anyway, out tot he console? No reason that I can see.

    Bill
     
  4. BrockStapper

    BrockStapper Guest

    mouse and touchscreen usable at the same time...

    Right now I just have a mouse. :(
     
  5. Bill Park

    Bill Park Guest

    You might consider a Mackie Control or some other control surface. I do quite well with a mouse, but I have been using one to control audio(or a track ball) for ten years. But I bought a Control. It's cool.

    Bill
     
  6. Bill Park

    Bill Park Guest

    By the way, in the demo the 'Big Whoop' was the touch screen. The demo guys actually throw the keyboard away. Then when they need one, they bring up a 'soft' keyboard on the touch screen.

    I'm niot saying that it isn't a spiffy, lottzabellznwhistles box that will wow your friends and make you the envy of your neighbors..., I'm saying that in practical usage by a studio guy who has to be there for many many hours, the ergonomics are not so great and the interconnections could have been better thought out.

    If I am not mistaken, the dxb, like most all digital consoles, ties the input format and the output format together on one card. This is less than optimal, at least for me. If I buy analog input cards and convert to digital, why would I want to go back out in analog? (Just a pet pieve of mine re:digital consoles that makes no sense. To me.)

    Bill
     

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