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Old 8th June 2002
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When to 'jump in'? What are YOU waiting for?!!!

Personally I think it's neat that I am operating on an (old) Beige G3 clunker, I just added a firewire card for very little $$...

When to jump in to new tecnology is tricky.. it's such a weird time for new gear, I wouldn't like to spec a studio these days, friends that need to do it are pulling their hair out wondering what the hell they should get...

Ashley, I don't know WHAT I am waiting for..... perhaps a HIT!

I suppose, 96K on reasonable drives that allow ONE back up drive to run at the same time...

Cheap back up options..

A target for me seems to be to get a G5 running OSX and who knows what software, (probably Pro Tools) 96K...

Till then.. it's WORK!

What gear you all 'waiting for' ?

smokin
Old 8th June 2002
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I'm waiting to see what Mackie has in store for its next generation of digital board. I really like the flexibility and the ergonomics of the d8b, but it's getting a little long in the tooth. If nothing is forthcoming in the next 6 months or so (or if it's a disappointment) I guess I'll look into the Fairlight DREAM console.

Scott
Old 8th June 2002
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I'm waiting for a software update from Digi using OSX or the multi-processors.

Then it's a dual-whatever and a 22" cinema display.
Old 8th June 2002
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Lots of clients with nice sized budgets so I can pay off my loan. I haven't seen any new toys that I want. I'd like to get some Distressors, Pultecs and stuff like that, but those aren't exactly new. I guess I'm too analog for my own good yell
Old 9th June 2002
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Kev
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I'm waiting for the HD upgrade to make sense!

stupid interfaces and no OSX and no Midi I/O and the plug upgrade and which computer and which OS ....

it's all too hard !

It was dead easy to make the choice to go to the MixPlus system back at 4.0.

Oh yeah and I'm waiting for the RNMP. heh
Old 9th June 2002
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I've upgraded to HD and I'm loving it. Everything sounds better, and the system works well.

Everyone who has upgraded raves about how good the new system is, and everyone who hasn't is either oohing and aahing or saying how good records can be made on mixplus so why change etc. Everyone is right. The new system wont turn a poor career into a great one, it just sounds better. If you're feeling rich and slutty, upgrade, if not, just wait until you are.

Jack
Old 9th June 2002
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I like the way you put that!
okk
Old 10th June 2002
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I'm slowly putting my place together but im not buying much that will get outdated quickly. For a recorder Im going with a Radar unit since its upgradable and ill be mixing out thru an analog board using real outboard. This feels like the safest thing to do. I'll wait for the next have to have it digital item to come out. But until then I'll be able to make good sounding records and not have to worry about keeping up with whats going on.

I will be keeping an 001 rig around for autotune and soundreplacer.... maybe even the waves mastering plugs, so i can still do some of the stuff bands are getting used to doing.
Old 10th June 2002
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i went from a 9600 to a dualGHZ G4. i feel good about when i jumped and when [until the G5's come out!]
Old 10th June 2002
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Quote:
Originally posted by planet red

I will be keeping an 001 rig around for autotune and soundreplacer.... maybe even the waves mastering plugs, so i can still do some of the stuff bands are getting used to doing.
Why not get the rackmount Autotune? My only real complaint about it is when I want or need to tune background vocals. I usually just smooth them out with a choursy verb. There's a great one in the TC M2000 that hides many a pitch sin.
Old 10th June 2002
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Quote:
Originally posted by Jay Kahrs


Why not get the rackmount Autotune?....

YIKES


well ok ... the hardware version works but hardly comparable to what the plugin version can do.
Old 11th June 2002
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Well my dual p111 800 is still cooking along although it's long in the tooth. It'll do 24 tracks while playing back 24 so I can't see why, I should upgrade, besides the sucker is paid for. I would like to add a UAD1 card tho' and I'm afraid my via chipset will cause a problem , so I'm checking into a new machine just in case. My idea is to buy the card and try it in the old machine and if I have grief I'll have the new machine researched and ready to go. Since there is a RADAR in my future, I figure my computer requirements will go down not up, as I'll record to Radar and move stuff to Nuendo for editting then back to Radar for mixing through my analogue console. At the moment I'm weak in out board comps, so I'll process the comps I need in Nuendo with the UAD and finish with the mix going through the console where I'll use the RNC's I have and the Lexicon verbs. Christ I wish I still had the 160's that I lost in a gear split with a former partner, they're the thing I miss the most. Anyone got any for a reasonable price? Take care Logan
Old 11th June 2002
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Originally posted by planet red

I will be keeping an 001 rig around for autotune and soundreplacer.... maybe even the waves mastering plugs, so i can still do some of the stuff bands are getting used to doing.
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Why not get the rackmount Autotune? My only real complaint about it is when I want or need to tune background vocals. I usually just smooth them out with a choursy verb. There's a great one in the TC M2000 that hides many a pitch sin.

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I like the idea of having pro tools (i hate calling the le version that) for those times the band wants to rearrange something or do something really complicated. Plus like everyone says you can do a lot more with the plugin version of autotune and soundreplacer can be pretty cool.

I also have some trip hop/drum and bass type stuff coming in and figure PT will be nice to use as a sampler and for doing other weird stuff. Either way, since I already own it and feel really comfortable with the software, I want to keep it around.

I'm also toying with the idea of getting the waves mastering bundle, so when bands cant afford mastering I'll be able to make a few small changes and get the volume up a little in a painless way. For some reason mastering stuff is always fun to me, even though doing your own isnt a good idea.... i know i know, but when you record a bunch of cheap bands, what are you going to do?
Old 11th June 2002
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Well I agree. I know I'm no mastering engineer and I would never take a 'mastering' gig under the pretence that I was one. Having said that, the Waves stuff is very usefull. I try not to get too bogged down in the whole multiband thing, but it's great to just treat the bass, or tame a sightly overenthusiastic mid etc. I love the L2. You can really push things up noticably without screwing them up, and for tv etc thats a real bonus. I hate to say it, but most people equate louder with better, and if you are trying to impress a client, pumping their track a bit harder when they're around can do wonders. Obviously when you give them the final mix, you have to present what you as a professional feel is best, but by that time they are happy anyway.
J
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