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  • #16






    Quote Originally Posted by ChristianRock
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    It depends on your computer Nowadays, I'd say most people use hardware for its flavor, unless you have a really old computer. Freezing tracks usually saves you enough processing.




    Not a particularly old computer, it's a 3gHz dual with 4gb ram plus a crappy EMU soundcard. I've never run into any processing issues though, even with lots and lots of tracks all running various software effects. Keep in mind it's just a project studio that I use to write and record stuff just for my own pleasure, so none of the components have to be top of the line, or anywhere close really. I'm just getting tired of all my recordings sounding like they were recorded in a culvert somewhere. Hell, it could just be the crappy soundcard, I dunno. But I do know I want something new, and I don't have a hardware multi-effects processor except for my guitar POD. So, I want one
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    • #17
      Ed. Double Post



      Also, this website has MAJOR issues
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      • #18
        It is. It's a pain to post here, I can see while lots of people are leaving.



        Anywy. I got me a fantastic sounding Steinberg MR816x 8 in/8 out interface for 390 dollars on Ebay. Great converters, lovely preamps... and it also has a very nice Yamaha reverb built-in. Just saying
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        • #19
          Fancy! I do like Steinberg (always a Cubase fan, never ProTools). Really, I should be concentrating on getting a new interface, but I REALLY like PCI interfaces rather than something outboard. What kind is the one you just bought? USB? Firewire? INTERNAL?!
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          • #20
            It was firewire.



            PCI interfaces are a dying breed...
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            • #21
              Firewire is also a dying breed, it seems. There's no such thing as "future-proof".



              In the meantime, I shall firewire until it dies.
              Hurrr. Derp, derp, derp.

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              • #22
                Firewire is also a dying breed, it seems. There's no such thing as "future-proof".



                In the meantime, I shall firewire until it dies.
                Hurrr. Derp, derp, derp.

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                • #23






                  Quote Originally Posted by ChristianRock
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                  It was firewire.



                  PCI interfaces are a dying breed...




                  I know. I hate that
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                  • #24
                    After PCI, Firewire is the next best thing with the lowest latency.



                    I expect thunderbolt interfaces or interfaces with thunderbolt option like the UA Apollo to become more and more common. It's the firewire substitute.









                    Quote Originally Posted by ElectricPuppy
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                    Firewire is also a dying breed, it seems. There's no such thing as "future-proof".



                    In the meantime, I shall firewire until it dies.




                    Hear, hear!
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                    • #25






                      Quote Originally Posted by ElectricPuppy
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                      In the meantime, I shall firewire until it dies.




                      And I shall PCI Express until IT dies! <eViLGRiN>
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                      • #26
                        I owned both the MX200 and MX400. They're both great sounding units for the money. I don't think they sounded metallic at all to my ears. Seem pretty well built. My biggest gripe was the lack of diversity in the algorithms. If you're only looking for the standards they're just fine. I just wanted something that could do some harmonizing/vocal distortions/etc.



                        Now, if you want a decent and versatile value in an effects rack, check out the Behringer FX2000 (previously the DSP-2024P). Sure the verbs aren't as nice as the Lexicon or Eventide, but there's some impressive modulation/distortion/harmonizing effects in that unit.



                        Maybe you need an MX200 and an FX2000 combo to round things out. I used that setup for a few years and had lots of fun with them.

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                        • #27
                          Hey thanks for the suggestions. I am leaning heavily towards the MX200 right now. And you're hunch is right - I'm just looking for the basics.
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                          • #28






                            Quote Originally Posted by ChristianRock
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                            After PCI, Firewire is the next best thing with the lowest latency.



                            I expect thunderbolt interfaces or interfaces with thunderbolt option like the UA Apollo to become more and more common. It's the firewire substitute.







                            Hear, hear!




                            I have a Mackie Onyx 1640 w/ firewire option and use a Thunderbolt to Firewire cable to connect it to my iMac.
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                            • #29
                              For live, I've been using an Alesis Quadraverb GT guitar processor for vocals for years now. I like it because it has an analog preamp. I just dump all the distortion, overdrive, etc. and it sounds pretty good.
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                              • #30
                                Do they still make those?
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