Apogee Big Ben... Can you talk me into it?

Discussion in 'Converters / Interfaces' started by OddsAre, Feb 10, 2005.

  1. OddsAre

    OddsAre Guest

    I have a Digidesign Mix core card and 2 farms cards sitting around rotting, and I was thinking about setting up a mobile rig in road cases with them. So with that in mind I am going to pick up 2 Apogee Rosetta 800's with the X-Digi-Mix cards to plug right into the Mix cards. Sound wise they should give HD a pretty good run for their money (which I will certainly AB when they come in and let you know.) Now I am just wondering about the Apogee Big Ben and whether it is worth putting into the system. I realize it has a better clock and better clock means better audio, but does anyone have one or a similar setup to tell me if the difference is worth the purchase, or should I spend the money on a Sebatron or other pres?

    side note: This will be a high end mobile rig, all mogami, Grace UA DWFearn Earthworks Pres, etc.

    Shed some light???
  2. promisespro

    promisespro Guest

    Hi OddsAre

    I'm not a user of the big ben cant help in this topic but some try's from me...

    Please Read the following lines from one of the Big Ben Users..

    Jonathan Grossman– Composer/Songwriter
    Recent Projects: "She Spies" TV show (NBC) , "Joan of Arcadia" TV show (CBS)

    I have to say that I am ASTOUNDED at the difference that the Big Ben makes. The clarity and zing of the top end and tightness of the bottom are especially apparent with [an] acoustic guitar, I was always wondering what mic/pre/guitar combination would clear things up. I use Neve reams, Soundeluxe mics and Gibson and Taylor guitars. But no matter what I did, it wasn't truly clear sounding. I didn't know how to get rid of the "fur". Well, now I know! The Big Ben has officially taken all the "furriness" out of digital recording. WOW!!! WOW!!! WOW!!!

    (Apogee User Stories) in this link


    I also need your help I would like to know about the Rosetta 800 cuz I'm ordring one with the X-Fire Wire card to use it with my window's recording software like Sonar4 I will use the Rosetta 800 as a sound card.

    How did you find the Rosetta 800 do it sounds like the pro tools HD129-96 I/O interface or better ? Please let me know.

    Best wishes

    Abdullah Al balushi
  3. promisespro

    promisespro Guest

    OddsAre Wher are you man 8) ... Plz us about the Rosetta 800

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