What's the best way to go?

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by Kennith Hillis, Sep 4, 2010.

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  1. Kennith Hillis

    Kennith Hillis Active Member

    Sep 2, 2010
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    Do I keep using my computer to record using an interface with firewire connection, or do I buy a multi-track recorder? I get great sound out of both, but what is the best way?
  2. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Member

    Sep 26, 2005
    The best way is whatever workflow works best for you.

    Personally, I prefer a dedicated recorder as opposed to a computer-based device. Oh sure, all multitrack digital recorders are computers in their own right. But they are purpose built devices designed to do only one thing well. Unfortunately the Alesis HD 24xr is no longer available. But there are other recorders that are similar in function and also have those same superior analog to digital front ends. Plus, you still need to keep your computer since you may need to do some software-based postproduction, mix down, mastering, etc.. Of course there is the issue of what are the microphones plugged into? This could be a contributing factor to how you are going to record? Most recorders & ProTools systems don't have direct microphone inputs anymore. You get great sound out of both? Of course. It all depends on its analog to digital converters and how steady a clock it has. But I always considered the best to be purpose built. Of course, I have been known to eat sushi on top of my Neve. But when you have a Neve you can consume any kind of delicacy you want on top of it. It's all good.

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