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  1. birdseyeVu
    19th March 2013 - permalink
    birdseyeVu
    Many thanks for your indispensable assistance! Gleaning from your experience will save me lots of time (ie: knowing, up front, how the different converters respond to the various sources).
  2. cowboycoalminer
    19th March 2013 - permalink
    cowboycoalminer
    My pleasure.

    I clock the Apollo off the Symphony. I went with the 8X8 card w/ ADAT. The fan never comes on. Fan problems come into play when one adds a second card.
  3. birdseyeVu
    19th March 2013 - permalink
    birdseyeVu
    Oh, and are you having any fan noise from Symphony?
  4. birdseyeVu
    19th March 2013 - permalink
    birdseyeVu
    Thanks for such a prompt response, Cowboy. So, do you clock the Apollo to the Symphony? What card did you opt for (in the Symphony)?
    I would be glad to push any other questions/thoughts through one of your threads, so others can benefit from your response. Is the Apollo one still the best to join up on for this kind of stuff?
    Again, thx...
    R
  5. cowboycoalminer
    19th March 2013 - permalink
    cowboycoalminer
    Rich,

    I wouldn't say ditch the Apogee's just yet. Maybe in exchange for a Symphony but I'd keep them until you can afford to upgrade to the Symphony I/O. The Apogee conversion gives me something that the Apollo can't, namely width and depth. Now, on the other side of the coin, the Apollo does some things better than even the Symphony. I LOVE recording any acoustic instrument with the Apollo and the onboard pres. They are matched perfectly for stereo recordings and they bring out the extended highs of any instrument. They in turn keep the boominess to a minimum. I don't think anyone can do any better recording acoustic instruments than the Apollo, period.

    That said, I always run money channels and a main stereo pair to the console from the Symphony to mix. I've never used any PCM converter that was as good as the Symphony on the DA side. I also like recording vocals through the Symphony as they seem to sound more mat and finished.



    Hope this helps.

    C
  6. birdseyeVu
    18th March 2013 - permalink
    birdseyeVu
    (part 3) Sorry this turned out so long...

    So what are your thoughts... hang onto the Apogees, make the trade (Aurora, Rosetta), ditch it all and buy the Symphony get-up?

    Thx,
    Rich
  7. birdseyeVu
    18th March 2013 - permalink
    birdseyeVu
    (part 2)
    My query...
    I have 8 boutique pre's (API 3124+, Neve Portico, A Designs Pacifica), and a Distressor. Neumann, Royer, AT mics. Everything pro-level (just not a ton of it). (:
    I also plan to start summing (maybe the DBox or 2-bus LT, with Bax EQ & Fatso UBK). Pride notwithstanding, I want to make sure I'm making a "step forward" with the decision to base the studio around Apollo. It would really simplify my set-up to run the Apogees (8in/8out, via lightpipe) into Apollo for the smoother conversion, but then I have 8 channels of I/O sitting there looking pretty.
    I have a potential trade available for Aurora 8/8 with ADAT and Rosetta 200 (for my AD/DA16X). Also, was looking at perhaps selling the Apogees and maybe doing a BLA White Sparrow MK2 for 2 channel tracking conversion and my summing input back into Apollo (both thru SPDIF IN). My drummer has a 4-710d that would give me a full 16 pre's and Apollo conversion when we track full band.
  8. birdseyeVu
    18th March 2013 - permalink
    birdseyeVu
    Hey CC,
    I'm a small studio owner in Texas. Just wanted to take a sec to appreciate you for all of the Apollo info (and songs) you've shared on the boards. Just bought my Quad, in part, because of your input!
    I noticed (from another thread) that you moved to Symphony I/O for your conversion, but are still using the Apollo as main interface (right?). I'm having a little converter dilemma myself. My present set-up is Apogee AD/DA16X (with PT & Logic). We un-boxed the Apollo Friday and began A/B-ing the DA's with some of my material and other professional music that we are familiar with. Apollo at first sounded clearer and more extended on the high end. Apogee sounded fuller in the mids & lows, a bit more spatial, with an overall sweetness. After about an hour, I turned to my engineer and said, "I think we might have some ear fatigue after mixing all day with Apollo." We will try the DA's Friday, but from what I have read, sounds like it will be same song second verse.
  9. Kcatthedog
    8th March 2013 - permalink
    Kcatthedog
    ps oops I never saw your previous post about the lyrics;sorry. I will look around for them.

    matt
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