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Upgrading My Studio - Need Reccomendations

Discussion in 'Recording' started by SuprSpy79, Sep 29, 2008.

  1. SuprSpy79

    SuprSpy79 Active Member

    Here is my current setup.

    Digi 001
    Adat Optical interface (for 8 more channels)
    Mackie 24x8 Console

    My main issue is the 001 is outdated and I cant upgrade PT LE past 6.4 and I can't use any newer plugins.

    I want to upgrade to the 003 but I am debating which path to take. I could upgrade to the bundle that comes with the console and then sell the mackie, but i would need to purchase 12 more preamps.

    I could also just get the rack unit and keep the mackie.

    I personally think the mackie is overkill since I am really only using it for the preamps.

    this prob wont work out, but I want to sell the 001 and mackie and use that money to buy the 003 and the preamps. However, I dont see me getting enough to cover the cost of a new 003 and the preamps. I may sell some guitars etc to make up some money.

    so i guess what I am asking is, i need 12 relatively inexpensive preamps, preferably something in a rack unit.

    (quite a lovely train of though is it not?) haha
     
  2. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    No cheap answer for that one. Digi should still be accepting the 001 on the hardware upgrade program. You'll probably get better value for it that way than if you sell it on craigslist or Ebay.

    If you get the 003 console, you get 4 mic pres and a control surface which is nice.

    As far as Preamps are concerned, the cheapest 8 channel pre you could probably get is the Focusrite Octopre.

    http://www.zzounds.com/item--FOCMH435

    Incidentally, the Digi001 supports up to 6.9. You can download the upgrade for free from the site.
     
  3. SuprSpy79

    SuprSpy79 Active Member

    yeah sorry i have 6.9 i think, but most of the new plugins support 7.1 or up. How much do they give on the 001 upgrade and do you have to by direct from digi?

    that focusrite is exactly what I was looking for, nice suggestion.
     
  4. SuprSpy79

    SuprSpy79 Active Member

    well i found the upgrade pricing, which is def a nice deal. the 003 on ebay with the board goes for 1799 and i can get it off trade in for 1599. I doubt i could get much more then 200 for the 001 anyway.
     
  5. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    Yup. I see the 001 going for $150 or less on craigslist.
     
  6. SuprSpy79

    SuprSpy79 Active Member

    What is the difference between the octo pre and the octo pre le?

    also what are they talking about when they refer to the "clock" on these?
     

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