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How far have converters come?
Old 6th February 2015
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How far have converters come?

I'm looking at a used Digi 002R with the Black Lion Signature mod for less than $700. I know it's an older interface and the Black Lion mod has been around for years too.

Is this still a good interface or have clocks and converters come far enough that there might be something else in this price range that I should consider?

Thanks in advance for any help or suggestions
Old 6th February 2015
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I doubt you'll get anything better sounding in the price range. People are still making records on those modded interfaces.

The only question I would have is will you be able to find the proper drivers to use it with your DAW.
Old 6th February 2015
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I doubt you'll get anything better sounding in the price range. People are still making records on those modded interfaces.

The only question I would have is will you be able to find the proper drivers to use it with your DAW.
Thanks CPhoenix, hadn't considered that. I'm currently running PT9 on a Mac Pro with a stock 003R interface. Would the 002R work with that system? Could I piggyback the 002R to the 003 via light pipe?
Old 6th February 2015
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I have no idea. Not a PT guy unfortunately, hopefully someone else will chime in.
Old 7th February 2015
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Many great records are made with the now $150ish 002. You really cant go wrong nowadays. With great songs and skills nobody will hum your converters. People dont care.
Old 7th February 2015
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Depends on how important latency is to you. Also might hold you hostage on an older operating system in the off chance digi drivers lose compatability.
Old 7th February 2015
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I would take a used Metric Halo 2882 2D +DSP any day of the week over a BL 002R. Similar I/O + much better preamps and converters + MIO console + Character and all those great plugins + Oh my so many more great things. Future proof and upgradable on the hardware level. Just seen one go on the fleabay for about $700. An absolute steal. Mac only for now but will be PC friendly with the forthcoming 3D card upgrade.

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