Originally Posted by Revelation
I just read a very in depth review at Sound on Sound (April edition) regarding Soundscape Mixpander Power Pack adn Mixtreme 192. This is a very high end system that appears to compete well with Pro tools. Has anyone used it and what are your impressions?
I have also used two Mixtemes for many years. In my opinion one of the best soundcards available!
Now I have bought a Mixpander Power Pack. It rules so far!
48 in/outs (you can have 64 with MADI)
You can choose between TDIF, ADAT, AES/EBU and Analog. All in 24 channel banks).
A totally flexible REAL TIME software mixer with cool plugins (Drawmer, TC, Aphex...) and 9 Motorola DSPs.
64 ASIO streams from the sequencer (I use Cubase) to the software mixer.
The cool thing is, the drivers are very good, so everything is stable. Who else has 64 ASIO outputs?
AND: The software mixer really behaves like a digital hardware mixer. I also tested the A/D converters of the included IBox and find them very cool! If you want better ones, just buy a ADAT or AES/EBU, TDIF or MADI IBox.
So if you don't mind having two software mixers (sequencer + ss) it's a very interseting bundle. The only drawback so far, is that they have not included "Asio direct Monitoring" in the ASIO driver. I hope it will follow soon.
Beside that, what I like about Soundscape (at least in Germany) ist that they have a good and personal support! Not an XXX hotline like Steinberg, where you pay a lot to talk to some student.