Pre to ada hd or to Hd recorder? New studio!

Discussion in 'Digital Recorders' started by Blueraven, Feb 6, 2007.

  1. Blueraven

    Blueraven Active Member

    Jan 10, 2007
    Hey all,

    Trying to get a handle on exactly how I want to set up the input for my new adventure.


    1. A pre to the Alesis ADAT HD24(haven't purchased it yet and other sug welcome). To me that wld be very clean. Later, I cld copy to a computer.


    2. Buy a recording sys like the Korg 32 HD Recorder or the Akai DPS24MKII 24-Track Digital Recorder. Later, i cld copy to a computer.
    This option has routing and mixing capabilites.


    3. Buy a Mackie worksurface, a good interface to the computer(RME firewire or MOTU USB etc) and route that to the computer.

    I guess all those options wld require buying some sw and thats a learning curve to.

    Wld record voice, guitar(both acoustic and elec), bass, midi drums and maybe some synth later.


    Recorded some of the 1st digital stuff in early 80's with Sony 501 PCM and 3/4" tape. Really sounded good then. Was 16bit tho. Designed a studio at that time using RTA etc etc etc...

    Equip: Have the: mics, just got a Grace 101, the instruments and material.
    Have a fast pc but may go to the Apple G5.

    Want to decide which option I aught to start with. On the verge of just buying the Akai. Not much info from users on that machine tho. On the OH I want something that will last yrs down the road and be expandable.

    Any ideas or comments welcome. Especially on better choices for gear and
    clean expandable signal chain.

  2. Scoobie

    Scoobie Active Member

    Sep 6, 2006
    You said...............

    On the OH I want something that will last yrs down the road and be expandable.

    I would go with #3 on your list. It's the one that's the most expandable and you can upgrade each different piece at any given time. JMHO


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