Hey guys. There's a plethora of these posts but what I really need is a logical order of which to get gear I guess, and what to get.
Currently my lame setup:
Macbook Pro 2.4ghz 4gb DDR3 RAM. 5200RPM Drive...
Firepod (NO ADAT!?)
Behringer Xenyx mixer (serving absolutely no purpose...need to sell it, I don't foresee a use for it)
I'm torn between getting maybe a profire lightbridge and then some nice ADAT capable pre's, or getting perhaps the Mackie Onyx-i mixers with PT8 compatability, or getting another firepod.
My goal is to have more than 8 simultaneous pres as well as having better converters and perhaps a good clock. But i don't want to spend 1,000+ for each piece of gear...
I'm pissed that my firepod is so proprietary. Only works with the EXACT same old model that is discontinued and overpriced. The pres are not bad but I want to integrate Focusrite or something else for live band recordings...
On top of all that I want better monitors. But before that I need room treatment. Auralex? Baaah! where to start?
I want pro tools 8 compatability...so thats lame too.
Do really need adat? Do you really have to have protools? There are tons of options. I started off recording live bands with a mackie 8 bus and two firepods. Ditched that and got a studiolive. And protools 9 works with any interface, unless you already have protools 8. Are you trying to add to what you have, or are you going to ditch the things you have, take that money ( and add to) and get a new rig? Plethora of options. Do you want a mixer? How many channels do you need? There are nice mixers out now with interfaces built in.
Im sorta trying to ditch what im doing now for something much better. I love protools, and I own pro tools 8 M powered, and im not planning to switch to 9 yet because I have first hand experience at how unstable and glitchy it is. Gonna wait for it to be smoothed out.
My objective is to have a viable recording solution for BOTH studio work AND gigs/band rehearsals. I get that the FastTrack has got to go, but why the profire 2626? I read that they have inherent random delay latency problems or such. What about the lightbridge? I want ADAT so that I can have freedom to add ins/outs as I please, rather than with my Firepod where I have no ADAT and no expansion choices BESIDES another firepod.
I want 16 channels. I can certainly track in Logic Pro 9, which I also have. But I really would prefer slowtools. Its my comfort zone