I need a new high quality 16 channel ADDA converter for my hybrid DAW system. I would also be looking for the best matching interface for this as well. Stability and sound quality is the goal. What would you choose and why?
Thanks for chiming in.
Gain Reduction can change the tone of your tracks. Sometimes for the better, adding a certain vibe or pleasing character to them - some like to use a hint of it on the master bus for "glue"... and I don't see a problem with that - in small amounts, I think it an often be beneficial - but - it can also be detrimental, too.
Im in the process of setting up a home recording/mixing studio, but being kind of stuck at the moment.
I have been using an A&H Zed R16 for some time, but just recently bought the RME UFX interface.
So question 1 is : Since both these units are functioning as firewire audio interfaces, should i sell the Zed R16 or can these interfaces be combined in a nice way and fulfill eachother ?
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Per suggestions and comments, here is a new mix. I am working on new songs, but I just felt like knocking this one on the head, while I was in the mood. Bass has been tightened, voice fixed, over all mix redone. As usual all comments welcome :).
Everything must change... I have been a medium term user of UA's Apollo Quad interface, along with an RME AD-8-DS for extra inputs via ADAT. Recently, UA has started putting greater emphasis on their MAC/Thunderbolt development effort, and letting the firewire support lag behind. As someone who has chosen Sequoia/Samplitude as their DAW, this situation means I think I need to find a better digital io solution going forward, but what?
I would like to be strategic in my choice, perhaps investing a bit more up front, but maintaining some quality and flexibility for the future.
Well, the time has come. After spending time getting my wiring etc done, I have done a real time mix down of a song I recorded and mixed in my crappy room last April. I will preface this by saying, I know the vocals have some pitchy bits, I was just getting back into singing after the hiatus of 10 years from having Bells Palsey. I apologize in advance.
If I can get all comments good and bad about the actual mix, would much appreciate it. Mix done to 24 LUFS -0.2 and is about 85db at my 52inch x place on the Event Opals :D.
Today was the baby step into this new way (for me) of doing recording and mixing. I was fairly certain (thanks to help from others here, audiokid in particular) about how to get going. Today braving the install of the RME HDSPe card into the Mac was step one. Before all that I had to setup power and network etc. Once I had the card in I made it talk to the Orion 32 and out to the Dangerous Music Monitor ST.
is it possible to change levels between -10 and +4 with transformers?
I am, as audiokid knows, now in possession of more gear than I truly know what to do with :). I really would like to go as Chris says to go out one system into another. Here is my dilemma, I was going to use my iMac and run a second copy of Logic Pro X, which thanks to Apple I could. Trouble is, I can't fit it in the studio alongside the 32 inch screen the Mac Pro currently has. That's one problem, other is I am using an Orion 32 / RME HDSPe Card MADI system.