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Post by Sebastian » Thu Jul 27, 2006 8:26 pm

thanks

Mike could you elaborate on the VST some more? I don have VST's so Im not even sure what they do? Like plug in synths?

This may be very important what you mentioned?

thanks!
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Post by plain » Thu Jul 27, 2006 8:58 pm

sebastian...if your looking to get your tracks mastered by a pro one day....like mike holiday said....save your set as self contained.....but not only that...make sure that you record all your vst's as audio..i mean everything!....you dont know how many times i've lost tracks.....even when i save patches and such...somehow 2 of out 10 songs always has missing parts.....it never fails....leave all your vsts in there, but just turn them off.........

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Post by 4ace » Thu Jul 27, 2006 10:33 pm

For Heaven's SAKE!,...don't trade digi for presonus.

In roughly the same price range is the motu stuff.

Presonus is worse than digi hardware IMO.

I went through 3 fireboxes.......and the drivers are shite!

I'm not a motu salesman,i just like the fact that it works...And i'd feel comfortable with it on stage, so that says a lot.
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Post by Sebastian » Thu Jul 27, 2006 10:51 pm

this is good advice. I definitely dont want driver problems etc

From what I hear, and of course there will be differences of opinion:

-Stay away from M Audio cards, cheap
-Stay away from Presonus, problematic
-RME great (but company too small and Im burned out on Aardvark card I had and its company disappearing
-MOTU- dont know enough
-Digi 002 - mixed reviews, expensive

Keep in mind I have a Mac

Im going to the store this weekened even though Im not a big fan of the salespeople because they are always busy and often tell you what you want to hear
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Post by Sebastian » Thu Jul 27, 2006 10:58 pm

what do you all think of this unit?


MOTU UltraLite

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Post by gaspode » Thu Jul 27, 2006 11:28 pm

a lot of people like the ultralite, and it does work on mac...

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Post by Sebastian » Fri Jul 28, 2006 1:32 am

I never record severall msucians at the same time so amount of inputs looks good enough on Ultralite

what is the word on it, people like it? no driver problems etc?

Cand it be considered up there with RME?
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Post by SubQ » Fri Jul 28, 2006 1:11 pm

-RME great (but company too small and Im burned out on Aardvark card I had and its company disappearing
Believe, RME is on another level the the late Aardvark.

Great support, classic units. It's hard to see the company fading out.

Just a more than satisifed user opinion.
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what about Tascam stuff?

Post by Sebastian » Sat Jul 29, 2006 2:26 pm

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Post by mike holiday » Sat Jul 29, 2006 3:00 pm

dual 1.8 G4 10.4.9 w/768 ram & A&H xone 3D


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Post by Pilgrim » Sat Jul 29, 2006 4:37 pm

Amen, Brother,
Preach the Word . . . !! 8O 8) :lol: :idea: :D

Especially the 400 for value.

Any one want to buy my MultiFace/Cardbus? :D
I gotta get it up some. . .

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