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Tascam, Mackie, or go Digital? Control Surfaces
Old 29th August 2007
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Tascam, Mackie, or go Digital?

Tascam 3500, Mackie 32.8, or digital control surface? For tracking, is it worth all of the variables to go for the analog signal flow, or just get a good control surface like the Command 8, Mackie Universal, etc? Very broad question, but would like comments based on your opions of the difficulties I may face, the versatility, and especially sound (diversity/color, good OR bad). Thanks.

My options right now...
Option 1: Tascam M3500
Option 2: Mackie 32.8
Option 3: Digital Control Surface, HUI
Option 4: Get a Day-Job
Old 4th September 2007
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any ideas????
Old 4th September 2007
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Get a day job.

Pardon me if this response assumes that you're getting started, but that my impression.

One year ago if I showed you my gear list versus what I actually have now, it would resemble something completely different (and probably would've saved me a great deal of money). Back then, I would have bought the minimum amount possible run into a 1000 problems, and then cashed in my chips. It sucks being knee deep in problems and have spent all your money.

Take the financial route no matter what. The crap just keeps on coming.

If you're open to either, I think one of the questions you really one to ask yourself is a matter of process.

Do you want to work with software in front of a monitor the whole time?
Or
Do you want to have to deal with tape machines and THD?

These are you two roads. If you're looking to start a small biz, I'd take the software route. Personally, I'm a guerilla hobbyist so I use 1/2" tape.

Have fun!
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