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Discussion in 'Recording' started by Caisson, Aug 11, 2005.

  1. Caisson

    Caisson Guest

    WHat are some of the views on this piece of equiptment. or even the mackie too.

    Im still looking for an interface, and I like the fact that this equiptment is a controller also.

    if some of you have work with this piece, throw a little info this way.....

  2. FifthCircle

    FifthCircle Well-Known Member

    Feb 12, 2001
    Los Angeles, CA
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    If you do a search here, you'll find lots of feedback.

    I personally think it isn't worth its weight in $h!t.

  3. RandomGuest

    RandomGuest Guest

    Feb 10, 2001
    I have been using the 1884 with 4 FE8 expanders for about a year now. I also have an 1804 light piped to it for 16 inputs. I think it is a great piece of ger for the $$. I use logic on a mac and it work seamlessly. The mic pres are clean, nothing fancy but they get the job done. I use UA 610 pre amps so I like that these are uncolored.
  4. frob

    frob Well-Known Member

    Apr 23, 2004
    if you have good monitors mics and pre's, then yea get it. but if you have no good pres and no good monitors then dont. i dont think that this is a good system to learn on.

    the pres are "huh" quality. in my opinion astep down from the makies.
    and the converters are okay. the best part of this gear is its convieniace factor.
    take your time with almost any gear and the artist can shine through the crap.
  5. geeknik

    geeknik Guest

    I have the FW-1884 with a Behringer ADA8000 for 16 inputs... hooked up to Sonar 4. It is awesome. You can't find a better deal in my opinion. I have heard a LOT of stuff recorded through it and all of it has sounded superb. Here is my latest creation if you want a sample. http://www.eastkentuckysound.com/ROTM3.mp3 (Hardcore/Metal band)
  6. This is actually what I use in my personal studio. I freakin' love it.

    I use a Great River MP-2NV and some RNP's for the front end, and have had really nice results. I'm pretty surprised with the converters for the dough.
  7. Cucco

    Cucco Distinguished Member

    Mar 8, 2004
    Fredericksburg, VA
    Agreed - do a search.

    I'm with Ben on this one - utter SHITE!

    I had 5 - yes, count them 5!!! and they all had the same defect - and no, I'm not talking about the sound being the defect - that was yet another problem. The ONLY positive thing I can say about it was that the converters weren't half bad. Not good, not great, just not half bad. Better than those in the ADATs, etc.

  8. FifthCircle

    FifthCircle Well-Known Member

    Feb 12, 2001
    Los Angeles, CA
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    I blew out the analog front end on 4 of them and the Firewire interface is not up to spec. Whatever you do, don't use cables longer than about 8 feet.

  9. feggymango

    feggymango Guest

    Used to have one. The pres are decent enough and it works great as a control surface. I didnt like the da converion at all. The reason i got rid of it was that the FE8 expansion units were over a thousand each. I thought that was a big rip off. But for the price it not a bad buy

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