20th June 2002
and for the life of me, i cant figure out how to work without an analog console with a DP system. not that i have really attempted to think about it.
unfortunately analog consoles that are REALLY good are really $$$. i mean if i get another analog console i want it to sound GREAT... i can get pretty good mixes within DP already and the instant recall is a MUST for the way all my clients schedule around each other.
i saw j mascis in tape op and he has an API tape return section for his console, thats what i would REALLY like to have if it sounded really good.... something that would give me 24.2 and at least 4 auxes, preferably 6-8. and pan. im looking at 3rd party monitor sections so thats not even necessary. i just really want it more for routing my tracking sessions around and possibly running mixes through every so often. but sounds GREAT.
either that, or how are digital board owners making out while tracking and mixing? the thing i like about mixing within DP is that i have "32bits" going until it hits the end of the chain, passing out to a digital board limits individual outputs to 24bits.... and it just seems redundant anyways.
oddly, once you look at api boards used, you get further into it than running a fairlight dream system. or a full tilt PTHD system... and seriously PT users, with a full blown procontrol PT system, how often do you still use the mouse? how TIGHT is the integration.... because if they actually DO incorporate auto track delay compensation THROUGHOUT the system [even counting analog i/o, et al] to sample accuracy, i would seriously jump at it. too bad it looks so ****ing ugly. well, that and altiverb being released for it.