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Fostex G16s & Mackie 1604 - DAW Setup Advice please Recorders, Players & Tape Machines
Old 18th September 2011
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Fostex G16s & Mackie 1604 - DAW Setup Advice please

Hi all,

I'm setting up an analogue studio with limited knowledge on reel to reel gear, need you help please you slutz!

I've got a 16 track mackie 1604 with a Fostex 16track G16s (RCA jacks at the rear).

The setup i'm looking for is a live/studio recording setup. The style of production I like is Tom Waits, Neil Young so i'll probably stick to SM58s and SM57s with a couple of condensors for drums and maybe vocals.

The aim is to avoid spending my life in front of my PC messing about with VSTs / plugins to get a nice sound. So i'll record my band's live (mostly) impro sessions onto reel, then bounce it to the PC with a DAW.

And that's my obstacle I just don't know what DAW to get and i'm amazed there aren't many 16 track ones in the MOTU style, just straight 1/4 inch jack ins.

Anyone good with this subject or have any other ideas of how to get 16 tracks into a PC from a reel2reel?

Any help appreciated.

Fostex rear:

Mackie rear :

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