Would I notice the difference

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by baboon, Jul 9, 2004.

  1. baboon

    baboon Guest

    We are currently adding a few pieces of gear to our studio. We currently have 2 Tascam DM24's and 2 Alesis HD24's. These are all synced to one of the Dm24's acting as the master clock. Would we notice much of a difference in audio quality buy getting a external clock generator like the Big Ben?

  2. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    Jul 2, 2002
    77 Sunset Lane.
    I think it would ... you will hear it more in the bass than anything elese.. Bass sounds so much more solid through better clocks..
  3. jthomp

    jthomp Guest

    Word Clock

    Just purchased a Big Ben last week! It made a spectacular difference in quality and imaging.

    Highly recommended!

    Best wishes,

    Jay Thompson
    Third Stage Publishing :cool:
  4. iznogood

    iznogood Member

    Feb 9, 2004
    huge difference!!

    i recommend rosendahl nanosyncs


    i think the big difference is the highs though..... less like a 1984 cd player!!
  5. hollywood_steve

    hollywood_steve Active Member

    Jan 3, 2001
    I don't necessarily agree that you will notice any difference. What makes these things worth the money is the peace of mind they provide. Less chance of a clock related problem when hooking up a couple of machines together.
  6. sdevino

    sdevino Active Member

    Mar 31, 2002
    It will only make a difference if you end up with a better clock. Which will depend on the connections, the cables the distribution amplifiers and how the Tascam and Alesis lock to external clock. If they regenerate the clock and lock with a low pass filter than there will be little if any difference.

    Don't buy one unless you can take it back just in case.

    Kurts observation is interesting because I notice it mainly in the accuracy of the stereo image.

  7. maintiger

    maintiger Well-Known Member

    Dec 3, 2003
    Whittier, California, USA
    I did notice the difference in the bottom end. The bass is definitely tighter with apogee clock than from my motu 828. That jumped out at us right away. The stereo image I haven't really paid attention to, but I will now! The mixes do have a better definition with the apogee rosetta clock.
  8. iznogood

    iznogood Member

    Feb 9, 2004
    hollywood steve...

    what WC do you have???

    i experienced the biggest difference in sound since grounding our studio!!!
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