Originally Posted by b_side
I guess I'll it expand b/c my question doesn't quite make sense.
I'm considering getting a mid-range mixing console (particularly the Soundcraft Ghost).
So I'm trying to decide if I should get a Ghost and the HD24XR which would be like 5Gs versus getting a ProTools HD Setup which would be closer to the $8000.
I really want to learn to mix OTB and was wondering what would be the best way to go about it. If recording into a 192 sounds MUCH better than the HD24XR I would try to wait and save more for the full HD set-up
I'm working off the most basic of set-ups now, just a M-Audio Delta 1010 rack and M-powered PT.
I have to laugh when I read people who comment negative about the Ghost...
It wasn't too many years ago that the Ghost recieved RAVE reviews from magazines like Electronic Musician. It was the premium choice for those looking to upgrade from the Mackie 24x8 buss.....the eq was the same as they used in the higher end products... Full Sail used the Ghost consoles to train their students, yada yada yada.......
The converters in the HD24XR are really good. Before I bought it, I purchased Lynn Fuston's Convertor shootout CD as a way to compare.
Sure, some of the super high end convertors like the Lavery, Weiss sounded better, the HD24
convertors sounded on par with more expensive stand alone convertors. (in my opinion)
The good news for you is that the price of used Ghosts is so low right now.
Sure, my opinion is biased since it is my setup, but it sounds damn good.