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Old 3rd January 2011
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Interface Upgrade

Right now I record rap vocals on a Digi 003. I just use the stock pre's and converters.

Would it be better to buy the new Mbox 3 Pro to replace the Digi 003? Or should I add the API A2D to my current set up? Ive heard that the new mbox 3 pre's + converters sound better than the digi 003's, plus its mobile as well. But if I were to get the mbox 3 pro i was thinking instead to get the Metric Halo ULN-2, and spend the extra money if its that much better.

Again, Im only recording rap vocals, maybe a guitar sometimes. Right now I have a Rode k2 for a mic, and just use my Digi 003 for converters and pres and my macbook pro.

Thanks guys.
Old 3rd January 2011
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Can sum1 please help?
Old 3rd January 2011
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IMO, the A2D is the way to go -- keep the 003 as your interface and PT dongle and use the A2D for its pres and AD.
Old 3rd January 2011
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Are the converters up to par with Apogee's?
Old 3rd January 2011
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I can;t comment on the other converters having never owned them, but the ULN2 was the best investment I made several years ago and it is still going strong. You can't go wrong with that box and company.
Old 3rd January 2011
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yea ive heard great reviews of metric halo products.. would this be considered a step up from my Digi 003? I just record vox for now btw.

Thanks
Old 3rd January 2011
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Quote:
Originally Posted by good musik View Post
yea ive heard great reviews of metric halo products.. would this be considered a step up from my Digi 003? I just record vox for now btw.

Thanks
I've never used a Digi anything, but I'm sure someone can comment on it.
Old 4th January 2011
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thanks. can sum1 else comment that metric halo is better than avid products, and if its a step up from my digi 003?
Old 4th January 2011
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Everything MH makes is a big step up from an 003. I've not measured Avid's latest HDIOs, but the old 2882 measurably beat HD192's up to 96K in terms of fidelity when I last tested. The ULN8 is on a different plane entirely, at any sample rate.

-d-
Old 4th January 2011
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Dude, get yourself a used Metric halo ULN2....even a legacy box...its the beez knees...stellar! Made my MBOX Pro2 pee it's panties and run away
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