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Help with HD24 upgrade please
Old 15th February 2014
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Help with HD24 upgrade please

This tracking (equipment) business is kind of ridiculous. Ive searched and searched for the perfect system for me but as usual none exist - in my price range that is. Perfect being portable, self recording with no computer, converters that wont leave me wondering, and interfaced to usb. I say ridiculous because the solution always seem to be a product made in the 90s.

I have upgraded many parts of my system and feel that my hd24 (non xr) could be the weakest point. I say this because I also record to 1/2 tape and the hd24 fails most every sound comparison. So....options are.....

A. Upgrade to the ec2 converters -and continue as normal. By normal I mean the pain in the rear back and forth from recorder to computer - doing things the hard way with no interface. (I do not have fireport on the computer) I would be happy more than happy with this pending a converter evaluation. I would still keep searching for a adat to usb. This would be a no brainer if I could find such a device.

B. Add a Steinberg UR824 Steinberg UR824 | Here I think I could use 8 premium converters (I assume) into the hd24 at the same time as running the remaing channels of the hd24.....? This would also gain a usb interface which would be a wonderful time saver. This would be my choice if the Steinberg converters are "better" than ec2.

C. Ditch the hd24 for something like RME Fireface RME Fireface UFX | This one is usb interface as well as stand alone recorder. Don't really want to spend this much however.

Or the Allen Heath ICE 16d ICE-16 - Allen & Heath This one has no metering or visual clock.
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