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Old 15th December 2010
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Yet another, "I have $1000 to drop, what should I buy?" Thread

Okay, so I've got about one grand to drop on gear

Right now, I'd say the weakest link in my rig is a presonus firestudio project. I don't really mind the pres, but I just wish I had more inputs. Suggestions there? I'm thinking about upgrading to a motu 896mk3, maybe a focusrite liquid saffire 56, presonus firestudio (not the project)... Anything I'm overlooking? Any other suggestions besides an interface that will blow my mind?
Old 15th December 2010
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Okay, so I've got about one grand to drop on gear

Right now, I'd say the weakest link in my rig is a presonus firestudio project. I don't really mind the pres, but I just wish I had more inputs. Suggestions there? I'm thinking about upgrading to a motu 896mk3, maybe a focusrite liquid saffire 56, presonus firestudio (not the project)... Anything I'm overlooking? Any other suggestions besides an interface that will blow my mind?
Depends on your other gear, but I suggest either monitors, a nice preamp or room treatment.

The interfaces you mention will not blow your mind over your FS project.

-Rune-
Old 15th December 2010
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Thanks for the reply! I do have a pair of Adam A7s and room treatment is a good option, but I really need to get some more inputs, so I can focus on getting more mics heh

Edit: I need about sixteen inputs to mic up my entire drumset...
Old 16th December 2010
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"Yet another, "I have $1000 to drop, what should I buy?" Thread"

seeing as you've recognised there are so many, why not try reading them?
Old 16th December 2010
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presonus firestudio project. I don't really mind the pres, but I just wish I had more inputs.
Does Presonus give you the option of getting another Firestudio and daisy chaining then through the firewire.

Focusrite allows this kind of setup. I used a Saffire Pro 14 and Saffire Pro 40 to record a gig a few weeks ago.
Old 16th December 2010
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Does Presonus give you the option of getting another Firestudio and daisy chaining then through the firewire.

Focusrite allows this kind of setup. I used a Saffire Pro 14 and Saffire Pro 40 to record a gig a few weeks ago.
Yeah they do... I guess I could do that. For some reason, I'm avoiding the daisy chain option. Does it work well?
Old 16th December 2010
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Why not buy me a new mic? Tis the season for giving.
Old 16th December 2010
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Yeah they do... I guess I could do that. For some reason, I'm avoiding the daisy chain option. Does it work well?
No reason to avoid it, it works like a charm.

I use the Firestudio Mobile and the FS 2626 chained together all the time, no lag, no problems, no trouble. Just plug them each in separately, update the firmware, and then plug them into each other.
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