AD/DA and Monitor Controllers
I am in the process of planning my new studio space.
I know many of you work in a professional environment and I need some advice on a crtical studio phase.
AD/DA Converter and Monitor Controller.
I am currently using RME Fireface 800 with my DAW. It works just fine. But, in the new studio, I will have proper main monitors. I will also have a second pair (near field) of monitors (BM 6A).
I need a monitor controller to do the swtiching, talkback etc. This must be of a very high quality otherwise there is no point spending $12,000 on the speakers.
Earlier, I had thought of getting Lynx Aurora 16 with the AES card and Audient 2802 Summing Mixer/DAW controller/Monitor Controller.
However, it is turning out to be too expensive.
I was thinking of getting something like Cranesong Avocet which is a high quality AD/DA as well as a great monitor controller.
The problem is Fireface 800 does not have AES output. I will have to use SPDIF.
Do I then need to buy a wordclock?
Or should I just get the new RME AES PCI express 2.0 cards and the cranesong or similar equipment?
Any suggestions/reccomendations will be helpful.