| | Reliable Rig
I started remote recording a while back when I didn't have much cash with the Roland 2480 digital recorder. After that I got a 24 channel MOTU interface which was ok, but when I tried to record even with a new mac book pro it froze and wasn't able to capture the 24 channels.
I've since invested in the following setup:
IZ Radar 24/96 Nyquist system w/ 24 channels analog / 24 channels tdif
8 Channels of API / 8 channels of True System pre's / 8 channel Ati
2 Distressor Comps for kick and snare
API DSM24 channel summing mixer for live monitoring and final mix after tranfering and mixing in pro tools hd
Adam Audio speakers and headphones
3 96point tt patchbays for quick patching and c hanging all racked in 2 calzone cases
PT HD1 Accel and 2 192 digital interfaces
This way I'm in one system that can plug and play... all I need is an isolated split from the house or to rent one because as mentioned before, split snakes done the right way can be high dollar.
My system is high dollar, if I could have another radar and more variation of pre's I would be in heaven. I invested about $50,000. Quality and stability is the name of the game for pro live capture. You don't want someone paying you and have a computer crash, unless it's just a friend your recording for.