i'm looking for an upgrade to our studio, was thinking of the radar or the d8b bundled w/ HDR2496 Recorder. i need some serious help making this choice, i will still be dumping ot a NUENDO DAW for some editing
Henchman,Originally posted by Henchman:
Actually, one of the main things with the Mackie is to use an external wordclock. We went with the mackie, becasue of the number of inputs etc.
I agree with part's of what you say if you have that kinda cash to throw around You can get a Da-7 at a large instrument retail "center" ( dont know if you can mention names on this board) right now for $2000.00 w/out cards.( I paid $5000 for mine 3 years ago.) thats alot of extra change for outboard, I use my Da-7 for mixing a/d conversion and controling all my midi stuff. It has worked flawlessly from day one sounds great, automation is great, I sold an AMEK Magnum ( which I paid $23,000for) and have never looked back. While I am sure it isn't the answer for everyone... It works everytime does what it says it does and sounds good. My humble two cents.Originally posted by sjoko:
Of cause you'll need a front end. But, really, there are so many good analog boards for sale second hand, and if you have a look around you'll be able to find some world class gear for well under $20K, which simply leaves any Mackie or Panasonic in the dust.
Hi Scott,Originally posted by DigitMus:
...I'm curious about the digital only Radar, since I was thinking of getting another Mackie HD - what would be the advantage of the Radar. Everyone I hear singing the praises of Radar specifically mentions the converters. A Radar sans converters is just another way to move bits to a HD - Yes? No? ...
We now offer a Digital Only version of the RADAR Project for $3995. It's not on our web site yet. Hope this helpsOriginally posted by Mike O:
It would seem that one approach/upgrade path might be one of the new digital mixers, plus RADAR for storage/"tape". Probably in at less that $20K for both if you shop well.
Then later add the RADAR converters if you become convinced that they offer the sound you need.
It gets more interesting all the time....
From What I have encoutered the support is still in tact. I have had only one problem in 3 years of runing mine 7 days a week ( a minor software glitch from inferior power when a transformer blew outside my house) I posted it in on Da-7 and called panasonic within a 1/2 hour I had gotten a telephone call and email from 2 different techs from Panasonic who got me back up and running instantly ( the problem has not repeated itself) can't say that has ever happened before or since. so as far as I know no-one has been abandoned on this product anyway, Maric on that board is a tech rep who keeps everyone up to date on where to go and who to go to, panasonic just did an upgrade on the board where you could update to a MKII and a Fan and Talkback MOD on there as well... anyway I feel supportedOriginally posted by Ted Nightshade:
Oh, and PeeTee and others,
what is the support like for the DA7? Panasonic has really pulled out of pro audio stuff in the US (US may be pregnant anyway), which makes me wonder if those things are so cheap at the GC because the are virtual orphans....
Yes. The vaunted clock is included!Originally posted by Ted Nightshade:
Does the digital-only RADAR have the much vaunted RADAR clock? If so, that is another major consideration, unless you already have a great clock...
Yes. All RADAR product including RADAR II can be upgraded to all levels.Originally posted by tony dominic:
Hey Barry - I was just wondering ..... are you able to upgrade the digi-only Radar to include the A/D and D/A parts of the equation?