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switching from Audiodesk to DP

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Amighetti Ronnie, Mar 6, 2001.

  1. Hi guys,
    I have a project studio, mostly rock oriented.
    I work with a 2408mkII a G4/400 and Audiodesk.
    I use this setup exactly liek a multitrack recorder, in fact I mix everyhting thru an analog desk.
    I'm wondering if it may be of any help to switch to DP instead of AD. What DP is can offer more to me??
    please help if you can.

    ciao
    ronnie
     
  2. Tony C

    Tony C Guest

    Ronnie,
    I went from audio desk to DP. I'm really happy with DP and I also do mostly rock and not a lot of midi (though some). The primary difference with DP is that you get all that Performer offers (mostly midi) and everthing AD has and more. Better graphics and more/better plugs... Hope that helps.... Oh yea, you will get DP3 free if you get 2.7.2 now, it offers even more plugs, surround sound etc.. and is supposed to be a total face lift for DP ..No I'm not a rep... :roll:
     
  3. chris lannon

    chris lannon Guest

    3.0 won't be free..probably $150

    I'm an audio guy myself and dig audiodesk. The main reason to update is the MW limiter for dithering your 24 bit projects down to 16 bit for cd's It's also a nice limiter (for tracks and mastering) but it's a little pricey if that's all you need.
     
  4. Tony C

    Tony C Guest

    Hi Chris,
    Sorry, but acording to MOTU (unless the're telling me stories) the cut off date for a free upgrade was Jan 18th (of course that's if you purchased 2.7.2). And that's why I waited till Jan. 30 to make my purchase.
    If I'm wrong please let me know.... I don't like people pullin my chain as I'm sure no one else does.
     
  5. subspace

    subspace Guest

    One big benefit of upgrading to DP is being able to punch-in more than once in a record pass, another is plug-in automation but that's not as important if it's just a multi-track for you. The new plug-ins are free for AudioDesk user's on the MOTU site, they just don't take any pains to point this out to possible upgraders. Download MAS 2.11 and replace all the MAS plug-ins in System Folder>Extensions>MOTU>Plug-ins with the updated versions, plus you add the MasterWorks plugs. I would keep the old versions of the EQ, PreAmp-1, and Ring Mod (a separate download), as these didn't work properly for me. The new Multimode filter didn't work but the MasterWorks stuff works great...
     
  6. chris lannon

    chris lannon Guest

    Hi Chris,
    Sorry, but acording to MOTU (unless the're telling me stories) the cut off date for a free upgrade was Jan 18th (of course that's if you purchased 2.7.2). And that's why I waited till Jan. 30 to make my purchase.
    If I'm wrong please let me know....

    Ahh..I see what your saying now..my bad :confused:

    That's what happened to me when I bought 2.6 (cutoff date and all)

    I got 2.7 free
     
  7. chris lannon

    chris lannon Guest

    Originally posted by subspace:
    One big benefit of upgrading to DP is being able to punch-in more than once in a record pass, another is plug-in automation but that's not as important if it's just a multi-track for you. The new plug-ins are free for AudioDesk user's on the MOTU site, they just don't take any pains to point this out to possible upgraders. Download MAS 2.11 and replace all the MAS plug-ins in System Folder>Extensions>MOTU>Plug-ins with the updated versions, plus you add the MasterWorks plugs. I would keep the old versions of the EQ, PreAmp-1, and Ring Mod (a separate download), as these didn't work properly for me. The new Multimode filter didn't work but the MasterWorks stuff works great...


    Great info sub..I did not know this!!

    :(
     
  8. Tony C

    Tony C Guest

    :eek: ...... Now you tell me!
     
  9. alphajerk

    alphajerk Active Member

    i've been using since 2.1 and i have only paid for an upgrade once i think. like 2.4 maybe... or 2.5. i dunno, i've been floored everytime they put out a new version i hear... if you already have... then its on its way in the mail free!

    motu is a great company [who needs a total dedicated control surface :D sorry, had to put that in there]
     
  10. If anyone can supply a URL to download the new plug-ins I'd be very grateful. I looked ALL OVER the Motu site and can't seem to find them.

    thanks,
    Michael
     
  11. So, I think I figured out that you have to download the new MAS ( 2.1 ) . So, nevermind, but thanks.
     

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