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8 x Mic pres - lightpipe output
Old 16th July 2007
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8 x Mic pres - lightpipe output

I'm just fishing to see if any of you gear aware gearslutz out there know of a (reasonable - cheap) device that offers a rack of 8 mic pres with a lightpipe output. I have a customer that needs to get 8 mics into a TC Konnekt 24.
Old 16th July 2007
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focusrite (forget what its called) (I've never used it, apparently its not that good)

m-audio Octane

but for my money the best deal is the mackie onyx

probably get one for just over a grand maybe in Oz

Actually I know someone selling one in NZ if that helps (and I would still recommend it above the others even if I didn't kow someone selling it!)

assuming that is your price range, otherwise the focusrite ISA is a good deal, for 8 channels with ADAT you're probably looking at about $3k USD used
or even cheaper are the behringer (read: crap (apparently) ) for about $600 AUS

narco
Old 16th July 2007
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I'm just fishing to see if any of you gear aware gearslutz out there know of a (reasonable - cheap) device that offers a rack of 8 mic pres with a lightpipe output
ULTRAGAIN PRO-8 DIGITAL ADA8000
Old 16th July 2007
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presonus digimax lt

theres 8 of them, and digi out. what else did u need?
Old 16th July 2007
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The Crane Song Spider is what I'd probably want.

Of course, wanting and actually coughing up $7big is two different things.
Old 16th July 2007
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I have my MotU 896HD set up to do this now (never imagined that I'd out of outputs on a DM2000.....). It's feeding the Adat lightpipe to the Hammerfall boards and it's all synched to the board's word clock.

But the 986HD does a lot of other stuff - it looks like the 8-pre is a stripped down version of it. It's not clear how the 8pre synchs, though.




-tINY

Old 18th July 2007
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I've been using a MOTU 8Pre, they run around $500 when they show up on eBay. Sometimes a little less.
Old 18th July 2007
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Another vote for the Digimax LT. I use it all the time for live gigs. Has never let me down.

forsooth
Old 18th July 2007
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The new Presonus Digimax FS got a great review in Tape Op. Eight mic pres, lightpipe out, inserts on each channel. etc. Not very expensive.
Old 18th July 2007
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focusrite (forget what its called) (I've never used it, apparently its not that good)
Octopre. "not that good" is certainly a relative term...

I will admit that the limiters in the non-LE version are next to useless, but at least the preamps hold their own among the likely candidates for comparison. (Digimax, Octane, etc.)
Old 18th July 2007
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wot about this one...

Audient ASP-008 Brisbane Australia

i'm in the uk so i know nothing about this supplier but i googled the product and got this link...

i dont use one so cannot give a recommendation, simply listing it... (tho it is on my wishlist)

tim
Old 18th July 2007
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I may have a ADA8000 going for about $350 au if you are intertested. plus shipping from melbourne.
Old 18th July 2007
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The new Presonus Digimax FS got a great review in Tape Op. Eight mic pres, lightpipe out, inserts on each channel. etc. Not very expensive.
That is the one to get in a reasonable price range in my opinion. Yes, Andy Hong loved it and actually favored the DA conversion over his ProTools HD rig.

War
Old 18th July 2007
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+1 for the ADA8000
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