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Old 20th November 2002
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Guys, I need your wisdom…

I’m in the process of updating and reconfiguring my studio… I need to do full orchestra mockup arrangements/compositions using sampled libs.

Would you guys recommend using a hardware mixer with this setup or mix entirely within the computer with a DAW? What do you think would be the best solution for this application?

Config #1:

Computer A: Audio Sequencer (SX, Nuendo, Logic…) w/ RME 9652 card.
Computer B: Gigastudio w RME 9652 card.
Connected both RME’s w lightpipe cables.
Use a good A/D-D/A card for analog inputs/outputs and monitoring.
Use a Mackie control w an extender to facilitate the mix.

Config #2:

Use a Digital console (Yamaha 02R96, Mackie DB8, DM-24….?)
Computer A: Audio Sequencer w RME 9652 card.
Computer B: Gigastudio w RME 9652 card.
Connected both RME’s w lightpipe cables to the Mixer.

Config #3: ?????

What works well and sounds good? Your help is greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

Old 20th November 2002
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Gearslutz regular Bevy B was looking into all this, he needs the same as you - massive orchestral samples ALL to hand at ALL times.. He gets back from a trip from the UK to NYC & LA in a week or so....

He was planning on 2 cheap but fast PC's to run Giga sampler and a mac for his Logic / Motu rig...

Its worth doing a net search on Hans Zimmer tech interviews for further info on the subject...
Old 20th November 2002
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This would do it.....
Old 20th November 2002
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sorry forgot the picture
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Old 21st November 2002
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THATS IT! I've packed the telescopic sight,

AVOID GOING NEAR YOUR WINDOWS IF I WERE YOU!

madd
Old 21st November 2002
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Thanks Jules,

Can wait to pick Bevy B's brain about this...

Hey '2" Tape sucks!', Do you think a full HD3 rig stuff will be enough to handle this config?
Yikes! are you sure? LOL
Man, my jaw fell apart and something inside me start decomposing when I saw the picture!

btw, I would love to have this rig...

Thanks, guys for taking the time to respond.


JHanks.
Old 21st November 2002
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Thanks Jules,

Can wait to pick Bevy B's brain about this...

Hey '2" Tape sucks!', Do you think a full HD3 rig stuff will be enough to handle this config?
Yikes! are you sure? LOL
Man, my jaw fell apart and something inside me start decomposing when I saw the picture!

btw, I would love to have this rig...

Thanks, guys for taking the time to respond.


JHanks.
Old 21st November 2002
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JHanks, it would be hard to do better than a gigasampler setup along with the new Vienna Orchestra lib that is coming out very soon. I heard it at the October AES show and the sound was truly impressive. Can't give you a better recommendation than that for orchestral mockups.

If you want to work real fast, then get a digital mixer and soundcards for gigasampler with enough outputs (digital preferably or analog) to be able to individually address all the sampled instruments you will be using. 32-48 channels of audio would be ideal. This would probably still be cheaper than an equivalent ProTools setup, if budget is an issue.
Old 21st November 2002
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Guys,

Sorry about the double posts. I 'm not really sure what happened, got too many windows opened may be when I hit reply?....

Hey Albert,

I'm with you...I've checked the VSL a while ago, it supposed to ship at the end of this month. According to the demos it sounds very good to me. I can't wait to order the demo cube and give it a try.

I wasn't considering a Protools rig with this type of application, although it would work well. I hope you understood that I was teasing '2" Tape sucks!' about his rack.

So you'll go for Config #2, huh? Make sense... do you know anybody that is using this type config w/ a similar setup by any chance?

I appreciate your input, thanks.

JHanks
Old 22nd November 2002
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Quote:
Originally posted by Jules

AVOID GOING NEAR WINDOWS IF I WERE YOU!

Will you listen to that die-hard Mac fan? rollz
Old 25th November 2002
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Quote:
He was planning on 2 cheap but fast PC's to run Giga sampler
Quote:
Will you listen to that die-hard Mac fan?
I'm, what do you think? heh

JHanks
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