hello 2 all.
ive been looking through these posts for a long time..and great info to be had,
so thank you all for sharing.
to be able to record(not mix) 16 trk with (any)PT software, into my lenovo t61p, then dump session and mix at home. ideally at 24/48.
the gear i would like to get is just out of budget and my € are going into other things at present - so sorry for not being high end - i just want raw audio recorded.
my thoughts are:
1*maudio PT (software)
1*external USB seagate 7200 H/D
i have a 002r rig at home studio that i would like to be able to
grab the recorded sessions, dump them to my dedicated PC and mix away.
the money being spent on a mobile rig just seems to go on. :(
active splitters / passive splitters / y cables.....
im thinking about getting y cables made (*16) perhaps not as expensive as other splitters..and less space.
i want one of these but - there is no gain control? and i am terrified at seeing the red. perhaps i could rent one when needed as a backup..
the lenovo i have is a beast of a laptop. the option to be able to give a client a quick mixdown or converted mp3..is great. only main concern is the firewire. it only has mini which i believe is 4pin. i think that sii make a nice card that is PT friendly..
idealy something like the focusrite octopre with digi out but €€€
Only thing im not really happy with the maudio octanes is the power is from adapters...always prone to getting loose etc...
i know that i could use different software
i have been using PT for about 5 years and am happy with it. new software means time to learn and troubleshoot..(although i was looking at sonar
im not looking at using lots of effects...just control over the audio when listening back and easy setup.
there are 4 opticals in. i know that maudio can only record 18 trks max at a time. but i think thatdown the road that might change. If i really have to go learn another package to record >18 then i have the option to do so.
i know that im a rambling, but i really want to get this rig of the ground. i have been waiting about 2 years until i thought that price and technology were close. i have so many (professional quality / although not in wallet
musician friends that i want to be able to record, as well as to offer the service to anybody asking.
any thoughts....ideas...pints of guinness...most welcome
E (dublin / ireland)