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Old 12th November 2019
Here for the gear

Still using a Digi002

Hello all, this my first post and I apologize for reawakening an old thread. I am currently running Pro Tools 8 LE on an old 2009 MacBook Pro (OSX 10.6.8, 2.53 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 4GB 1967 MHz DDR3/250SD) and using a Digi002 rack for A/D convertors. This setup stays in my basement, my DW drum kit is mic’d up with some decent standard microphones. Two AKG C414s as overheads, two SM81s for the ride and hi hat, two Sennheiser MD421s on the rack and floor tom, SM57 on the snare top, and an AKG D112 inside the kick. The OHs, snare, and kick feed into a Warm Audio WA412 preamp, and the other four mics go into a Black Lion Audio modified M-Audio ProFire 2626 connected to the Digi002 by ADAT.

The sound quality I get is pretty decent, but my question to you guys is: is the Digi002 my limiting factor as far as audio quality, or should this theoretically not matter since I record at 44.1 kHz 24 bit? Would there be any benefit to updating my word clock, or buying a new A/D interface all together? If so, any recommendations?

I should also note that upstairs, I use Pro Tools 12.8 on a 2011 iMac (i7-2600 Quad Core 3.4GHz 32GB memory). With this setup, I record vocals, guitars, keyboard, etc. using a Black Lion Audio B173 into a Digi002 board. Again, I’m thinking the Digi002 board would be my limiting factor as far as the sound quality that I can attain, or am I assigning the blame to the Digi002 unjustly? Any thoughts or advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!