Analogue Setup

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by BariTenor, May 30, 2004.

  1. BariTenor

    BariTenor Guest

    I'm finally on my way to setting up a studio of my own, and have been shopping around for components, and I'm curious as to what the wonderful folk of this forum would consider their ideal set-up. The only limitation? Everything possible must be analog. Maybe it's my history in live sound, or my aversion to learning Mac, but let's see what you folk can do with this. Run wild.
  2. captaininvisible

    captaininvisible Active Member

    Jan 31, 2003
    If I had the cash (not to mention the space :roll: ) I'd be all over this and this. :D
  3. sdevino

    sdevino Active Member

    Mar 31, 2002
    I wouldn't do it. Even if I had the cash. I like recording to digital better because I have far more control over the results.

    Besides computers are far easier to maintain than a tape deck.

    Steve :)
  4. boheme6

    boheme6 Guest

    I have the 16 channel version of that desk, it's doing nothing these days .. if anyone wants it, let me know

    It's been replaced by an 01V with ADAT card.
  5. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    Jul 2, 2002
    77 Sunset Lane.
    The tape machine with C4 NR is very interesting ... C4 is much better than DBX ... I would be interested to hear how this machine sounded..

    Typically, the Tascam machines don't usually need a lot of maintenace ... I have seen them abused and mistreated for years and still work reasonably well ...

    Kurt Foster
  6. anonymous

    anonymous Guests

    Feb 10, 2001
    I had the MS16 way back when I had my first studio (I am setting it back up again but totally different equipment).

    It was a great machine. Never any problems. Very quite and smooth. I never needed to align it but it had mild use.

    I sold it over 13 years ago (yes I haven't had astudio for that long and it was killing me....but now...lookout!)

    I spoke to the new owner last night. He has been using it for day in and day out for all those years running hi studio (the guy gets a fantastic drum sound). He still loves it and only now is he ready to go digital.

    I have used 2" 16 track and the MS16 is nothing like it but its much more reliable.

    If you are just needing something for demos and want to work fast I would go for an MS16 only if you can get it for $500.00, or else I would go for a HD24 as they are going for about $1200.00 to $1500.00 new!
    The HD24 operates like a tape deck. y experience it sounds much better than a MS16. Now if you get a good condition Studer 2" 16 or an Ampex then thats another story! I have a friend's MM1000 if you really want vintage!

    I love analog too but lately digital is getting damn good (more than I need and I consider myself reasonably fussy..but the song and musicianship comes first).

    You can do what some people are doing to get the best of both worlds. Get a 1/4" or 1/2" 2 track for mixdown!

    Don't forget tape is also very expensive! (2" that is)

    Good luck with your studio (I'm redoing mine too)

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