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Old 10th February 2007
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Converter preferences

Hi Kevin,

Thanks for taking the time to do this Q&A.

I was wondering what converters you prefer to use and what are the sonic characteristics that lead you to that decesion.

Thanks!
CorkyTart
Old 10th February 2007
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...and not to drag you into samplerate wars but, what samplerate do you prefer to work with?

Thanks.

B.
Old 11th February 2007
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Corkytart,

In truth most of the projects I do in the DAW world these days are with PT HD, so i end up using the Digi 192. I have not done a comparison with the newer Apogee's yet although I hear excellent things about them.

I think a more critical factor these days in terms of A/D D/A convertors is the master clock. That can have a much more dramatic outcome on your sounds. A good stable clock will provide less jitter and less noise thereby enhancing the recording. I think you will find that the top brands are all quite similar.

Kevin
Old 11th February 2007
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how refreshing it is to hear an honest, real world answer. great feedback.
Old 11th February 2007
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Hi Kevin,

Thanks for answering my question. I'm using the MOTU HD192s and from what I understand, the clocks and the A/D section are the weak spots. I want to look into an external clock and see what results it offers.

Thanks
CT
Old 12th February 2007
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Originally Posted by Barish View Post
...and not to drag you into samplerate wars but, what samplerate do you prefer to work with?

Thanks.

B.
I like 88.2 and 96K @ 24 bit.

To me it makes a difference in the amount of detail I can hear.

Kevin
Old 12th February 2007
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Thanks a lot Kevin

Regards.

B.
Old 13th February 2007
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NP

Old 13th February 2007
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I think a more critical factor these days in terms of A/D D/A convertors is the master clock. A good stable clock will provide less jitter and less noise thereby enhancing the recording.
Do you use an external clock then? Something arguably better than the Digi's internal version?
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