Originally Posted by Jules
Er.... can we get in on the guest list?
Hah! Add a dedicated gearslutz guest list to my rider? I've asked for stranger things.
Originally Posted by AnalogBob
The Hedd's tape/tube features would probably be redundant on capturing vinyl.
Okay. Given the length of the original post and replies, I guess it's understandable that folks aren't actually reading the whole thing.
Cut and pasted from above...
Originally Posted by NuMystic
I don't plan on using the the HEDD's tape emulators at all when actually ripping from vinyl to disk... I would only be treating the audio with the HEDD when I've done remixes involving extensive edits and digital effects "in the box".
Even so, I appreciate the time everyone has taken in sharing their thoughts! Sooooooooo... Here are the questions I am actually most needing feedback on:
1) For the same price as the HEDD could I be getting dramatically better A/D/A conversion without the tape emulation effects?
2) Now that I'm foregoing an all-in-one audio/midi interface solution like the FireFace what's the best way to connect the HEDD to my iMac without a loss of quality? (the iMac only has USB and Firewire 400 connections, no PCI slots)
3) How would I be able to take advantage of the HEDD's effects when working in the box? Is there a way for me to send tracks out to the HEDD and back in to the mix without going through D/A and A/D conversion each time?
4) Provided my desktop controller and midi keyboard have a built in midi interface with firewire or USB out, is there any reason to be concerned about giving up the built in MIDI I/O that the FireFace has in favour of the much higher quality HEDD unit?
5) Given the stated goals and proposed set up above is there any reason why I would need more inputs and outputs than the HEDD offers?
6) Is there anything else that I am completely overlooking in my complete lack of understanding and newbie-ness.