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PT Mix or Other DAW and hardware? Mixers (Analog)
Old 2nd September 2007
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PT Mix or Other DAW and hardware?

I'm a LE user (002r) but I'm getting a Mackie 24:8 with 24e at a great deal from a friend complete with desk. My thinking is to record into Protools just like I do now with my 1604 and send it back out to the console for mixing and to make use of the aux's for headphones mixes. Anyway I'm looking to dump my 002 and one option I thought about was going with a Mix 24 system . I know allot of people hate the 888/24's and recommend the apogee ADDA that most mix systems upgraded to. I'm not to concerned with downgrading software since I am using a powerbook at 10.3.9 and using 6.9. I have read the "what's new" docs in the digi support area but I am curious for those of you who used protools around the time of 6.4 ( I started at 6.7) what you liked about 6.7 or 6.9 for that matter compared to 6.4. Now, I know TDM may vary a little bit from LE but so far the only thing I noticed was in 6.7 you could add track colors. I'm not a hard core PT user meaning I don't get into all the things it has to offer as much as I maybe should, but I have been using it for about two years. I don't mix ITB too much mostly I use protools like tape and also for editing. The only plugins I use ITB are Waves IR, delays, and some noise removal plugins. Everything else is OTB for the most part.

I'm not one to care to have the latest and greatest, I just want to get out of LE and it's hardware (yes I looked into BLA) and track limitations. I can't bring myself to pay 500.00 for an extra 16 tracks and besides I'd like to send all tracks out to the console which is impossible with LE.

I wouldn't mind switching DAW's for DP5 or Tracktion and get a lightbridge so I can pick and choose my 8 channel pre's but that also limits to sending 32 tracks out. At least with MIX, I could get 8-16 good ADDA and get some 888's which from what I gather are not bad on the DA side just the AD side.

Any thoughts? Sorry I know half of this is hardware related somewhat.
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