Upgrading to ProTools LE, will this setup work?

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by Shindog, Aug 24, 2006.

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  1. Shindog

    Shindog Active Member

    Aug 22, 2006
    I,m a novice at this, so I need some advice. What I want to do is to be able to record upto 16 tracks simutaneously. This is what I've come up with. Soundcraft FX 16 mixer, this has 16 directs outs, Digidesign 002R, 8 inputs, Focusrite Octopre LE.another 8 inputs, Protools software. This is how I would connect.
    1. all instruments, drums, guitars,bass etc to mixer,
    2. 8 direct outs to Digi002, 8 direct outs to Focusrite
    3. connect Focusrite via ADAT Optical I/O to Digi002
    4. connect Digi002 to computer via Firewire 1394
    5.. monitoring would come from Digi002

    I understand that there are many other things to be done like configering the computer, setting sample rates etc but is this set up good? I know I probaly dont really need the mixer,let ProTools do the work, but I like the control opitons a mixer gives me.
    I quote from a review that I read on the Focusrite,"rear panel digital connections comprise a pair of ADAT ports plus word-clock inputs and outputs on standard BNC connectors, though these are only available when digital card is fitted" What is this digital card? I thought it was a stand alone rack unit. Connect it up and away you go!
  2. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2001
    you say monitoring would come from the 002
    but all input are available in the mixer so the cue sends to the musicians can be latency free hardware monitoring

    the Mic input on the desk to Direct out to 002 is effectively a Mic to Line Amp (Pre-amp).

    It will be up to you to manage the tracks in playback and the channels direct from mic.

    It will be possible to hear with or with out the latency ... the echo effect ... because the 002 outputs will also be in the desk.

    But basically the above is fine and this is one of many ways to record using a 002.
    and some would argue that for track laying , this is one of the best ways to do it.

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