Well, it's not often that I can justify that redundant recording system that I tote along all over the place, costing me money, taking up space, yadda yadda. That's a good thing, but I just wanted to shout out to Mackie for saving the day on Monday.
For some bizarre reason during a remote of a band called Band of Horses, the PT system had a hickup during the very first song. (very strange) Luckily, although only recording at 48k, the redundant Mackie MDR still ran solidly down below. Whew! Oh yeah, that's why that thing is there. I transferred the song into PT the next day (upconverting to 96k) and although there is a little tonal difference, the performance is solid and the project moves on.
My very first remote (years ago) was a nightmare and the backup system saved my ass. I haven't needed it, but always run it since then. It's just not worth the risk!
This is a scaled down version of the rig, due to space, but here's a pic!
Nice racks (especially the center photo)! Glad to see I'm not the only one nutty enough to be hauling around a rack mounted HD system.
Hey, a little off topic, but how do you like that RME 8ch pre? I have 3 Digimax's which I like, but I'm considering the RME for when I need 32 ins. How do they compare?
Hmmm, well...they don't suck. I actually like them better than the Presonus for most things, except drums. A big sell for me is the dual output, but eventually my intentions are to replace them in the "A" rig and put them in a smaller 24 input "small club rock rack". They will do great for an additional 8.
Thanks for the info Mark.
The dual analog outs are very cool.
I use the ADAT outs of the 96's to feed my backup recorder( an HD24XR).
Curious, how do you do the split between your other pres (with only one set of analog outs, and no digital outs) and your primary and backup recorders? Or do the Prec 8's have that ability as well?