Alesis HD24 with MOTU 828 and DAW

Discussion in 'Digital Recorders' started by anonymous, May 21, 2004.

  1. anonymous

    anonymous Guests

    Feb 10, 2001
    I have made my decision on a board and now I am thinking of rather than recording straight to a DAW using my current MOTU 828 that I would get an Alesis HD24.

    Reason being I could work much faster on a tracking session. I was using ADATs before and I kind of like the immediacy of just recording straight to tape. The HD24 sort of replaces 3 ADATs and at 24 bits to boot! Also no sync or rewind waiting time.

    After the tracking I would probbaly dump into DAW via the MOTU 828 and then edit and/or even mix. I can always dump back to HD24 for mixing via my console as well.

    I only have one MOTU 828 right now and would like to avoid buying more AD/DA and that is why I see the HD24 as maybe a solution.

    Come to think of it I don't even need the MOTU to pass the HD24 tracks back and forth. It uses Ethernet or an optional Firewire interface.

    My logic is that instead of buying another MOTU 828 (I don't need a MK2) I could spend a bit more (OK about $1000 as the 828 is going for about $500 used) more and get the HD24. I would use the DAW for editing and possible mixing.

  2. bluewater

    bluewater Guest

    That's what I do. I track to my HD24 and dump it to my DAW. I also use my HD24 to do remote recording then bring it home or the harddrive and dump onto my PC. So you will have that flexablity.
  3. anonymous

    anonymous Guests

    Feb 10, 2001
    Thanks that's what I thought but just needed some reinforcement!

    Now I ahve to decide between the HD24 and the new HD24XR which is getting praises for its better converters even at 44.1.

    Price may decide though as for me even the ADATXT20 20 bit converters were OK.

  4. boy44

    boy44 Guest

    I use the same method, except with a mackie sdr24, but this recorder stores each different take as a separate boadcast wave file, so when I go to dump them to my computer, tracks that have have punches in them are in multiple files, which makes them a huge pain to piece together. What I have been doing to avoid this is bouncing each track to other virtual tracks in one pass, so it is all one file (ADAT out and back into the recorder so it doesn't have do to any more converting). Is there an easier way to do this? Or do other hd recorders like the hd24 not store the files in little pieces like this?

    Thanks for your help,
  5. heyman

    heyman Guest

    If you have the extra cash...

    If you have the money, invest in a RADAR 24 , made by IZ Corp. They blow the Alesis and Mackie Hard disk recordes out of the water.

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