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Upgrade from a Mackie Onyx 1640

Discussion in 'Recording' started by xiwiwix, Oct 26, 2007.

  1. xiwiwix

    xiwiwix Guest

    I have a Mackie Onyx 1640 and I want to upgrade:more channels, something less sterile sounding, I want to record at least at 92/24 with no less than 16 tracking simultaneously, and must have firewire or USB. Price range $3000-$3500 new.

    I was looking at two MOTU HD192, would that be a good choice? Any and all help would be GREATLY appreciated!
     
  2. xiwiwix

    xiwiwix Guest

    ?

    The Motu doesn't have pre amps, so it's out of the question.

    Any ideas? Please help.
     
  3. xiwiwix

    xiwiwix Guest

    No one?
     
  4. Cucco

    Cucco Distinguished Member

    $3000-$3500 new, includes preamps, 16 channels, Firewire and less sterile than the Mackie Onyx....

    Hmmm...IMO, you're up the creek.

    The Onyx pres are in a league of their own for anywhere near that price point.

    The ONLY thing I could offer as a suggestion, but it would break your budget a little would be:

    RME Fireface
    Focusrite ISA 428 with converter board
    This would give you 8 solid preamps (the 4 in the RME are similar in flavor to the Onyx, but the ISA 428 is a little more colorful.

    This will give you 8 channels of pre and 8 channels of line input, all discrete and very good sounding. Not to mention a very flexible unit.

    If you pick these up used, you should be okay. Then, if you want 8 more channels of pre later, go nuts. Buy an API 500 series frame and rock out.
     
  5. HansAm

    HansAm Active Member

    The only refenrece i got is PreSonus Formely-known-as-FirePOD 8 against my own MOTU 8pre. And i really like the MOTU 8pre.

    But hey. Before that i was on a losy USB 2 channel china crap thingie.
     
  6. thrgadgetman

    thrgadgetman Guest

    I use a Tascam DM-3200 and love it. It eliminates alot of gear for recording with your computer. It has 32 24/96 channels with the optional firewire card.
     

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