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AC/DC QUESTION

hello comrades, i have an adc question. my current converters are from my tascam 1884. i like the board very much because of the fader control. For a time now ive been thinking of upgrading to an apogge ROSETTA for example, but i dont want to loose the faders. Can I use an alternate converter by bypassing the ad/dc of my tascam , and still use the fader control of the 1884? is that possible? If it is , what kind of converter should I be looking for?(cause i now the rosetta wont work this way)?

If I should get rid of the tascam, how may i use converters like the rosetta with mixing board capability? how would the connectivity work? what kind of mixer?

thanks a lot for taking your time,

bbto

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Cucco Thu, 02/01/2007 - 07:06
dav wrote: ...yeah Angus Young still rocks !!

OMG!!! You beat me to it!!! :lol:

Seriously though...Are you just trying to bypass the converters in your 1884 or are you trying to add additional?

I only ask because the converters in the 1884 aren't half bad! I used them on more than one session (before I got rid of the 1884 b/c I thought the faders sucked and turned out to be defective on like 5 units in a row!) and I had no issues with them.

If you're just trying to upgrade, consider a new mic or a new pre or something first. You'll get more noticable results faster that way.

Cheers -

J.

Member Thu, 02/01/2007 - 11:34
ok, sorry for the misunderstanding. let see if i got this straight. I could add another converter to my setup, and still have my 1884 like ive always done. If on a traking session i would want to use the rossetta, i then have to route it through the rosetta, if i would want to use the tascams, i use the tascams, and still i dont have to sacrifice nothing.simply as that? is that right?
where i think partially my misunderstandment stands, is on the assumption of a double conversion, since i wana use my board(1884) and before that the rosetta for example.
SETUP:

SHURE MICS 57 , 58 , KSM 27, SAMPSON DRUM KIT MICS
TASCAM 1884
FOCUSRITE VOICE MASTER PRO
CUBASE SX3
POWERBOOK G4 1.67 2G RAM

ON YOUR OPINION: WHAT WOULD BE A GOOD UPGRADE ON THIS SETUP?
thanks for you time,
bbto

Cucco Thu, 02/01/2007 - 11:50
You wouldn't be double converting if you ran a pre into the Rosetta and then patched the optical output of the rosetta into the Tascam.

IMO, your biggest improvement would come from the addition of a good mic (an all-rounder like the SoundElux U195 or the AT 4050) and a good pre (also an all-rounder like the Hardy M1 or Focusrite ISA 428 or a Grace 101/201.)

Good luck and keep us posted on your decisions.

J.
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