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  • #91
    Originally posted by jonmatifa
    for $600, it really can't be beat. and like shangrila17 said with the firebox, its hard to find a bad review of it.

    now onto the firestudio.... where is that going to fall in between the firepod, onyx 800f and rme fireface?


    There are some definite hassles with using the firebox though. The virtual mixer relies on your tracking software to show input levels (besides the blue LED on the hardware to show that the signal is clipping). It's kind of annoying that they wouldn't include a meter of their own. But I keep the level at max almost the entire time because...

    ...the preamps, even with the +12db boost gain, doesn't seem to be that powerful using a mic with phantom power (haven't tried it with a dynamic yet).

    Even though the noise is marginally higher using a cheap ART Tube preamp into the 3 or 4 TRS line-in, the track volume is much louder. Maybe I'm used to my old set-up but the preamp seems a little too clean, almost thin sounding, definitely "transparent". I actually like it for direct guitar recording with effects in front, but not for vocals.

    On the positive side, it's easy to set up, and use and very portable.

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    • #92
      Hi, of the firewire interfaces mentioned here, (or any others you know of) are there any that have the ability to send out individual channels from cubase to different line outs, have the signals run through various peices of outboard and then record the return?
      Thanks
      Will

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      • #93
        Presonus Firepod

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        • #94
          Or firebox. If you're poor like me.

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          • #95
            Anyone with experience with "inexpensive" subwoofers? Particuarly the ~$200 range.

            I'm looking at the KRK RP-10s, 225w 10" $300

            Fostex PM0.5-Sub MKII, 8" 110w $200

            Samson Resolv 120a, 10" 120w $200

            and finally, TAPCO SW-10, 10" 120w $350

            any others?

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            • #96
              Digidesign M-Box and Pro Tools software. Comes with LE software, a condenser mic, and instructional dvd. $325shipped.


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              • #97
                I'd love to see a few more additions.

                - recommended MIDI gear in terms of controllers/keyboards (for basic triggering and stuff) most people dont know what is decent in terms of sample triggering and such.
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                • #98
                  Any Revision to this?? Being this is over 3 yrs old?

                  Zoom?



                  Originally posted by Speeddemon


                  Anyway recommended DAWS:
                  Tascam 788
                  Korg D1200
                  Korg D1600
                  Akai DPS16
                  Yamaha AW16G
                  Yamaha AW4416
                  Roland VS1824

                  forget the other VS-stuff and forget the Fostex stuff... They all have some corner's cut.
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                  • #99
                    Yeah, perhaps someone should start a new thread with polls or something since there is a good deal of hardware that came out since this started. just a suggestion.

                    Any Revision to this?? Being this is over 3 yrs old?

                    Zoom?

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                    • I agree. This needs an update or something.
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                      • Any Revision to this?? Being this is over 3 yrs old?

                        Zoom?


                        I'm not really up to date with this stuff as well,
                        but from what I can gather, the new Yamaha and Korg's are the best bang for the buck.
                        Roland and Fostex don't even make new DAW's anymore.
                        (Zoom has too small screens)
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                        • I'm not really up to date with this stuff as well,
                          but from what I can gather, the new Yamaha and Korg's are the best bang for the buck.
                          Roland and Fostex don't even make new DAW's anymore.
                          (Zoom has too small screens)


                          Well Rolands still got em.. http://www.rolandus.com/products/productlist.aspx?ParentId=110

                          Screen size, well Zooms kinda bigger these days.. & Zoom was my bang 4 the buck choice @ $650, but Yamaha is the simplicity/profesional quality choice from what i see, even though its about a thou.





                          Id like to see the conclusions from THIS tread compounded, AND a new & UPDATED thread started. :thu:
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                          • Id like to see the conclusions from THIS tread compounded, AND a new & UPDATED thread started. :thu:



                            +1000! :thu: :thu:

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                            • I just bought a pair of these ProdIPE Pro8 monitors and they totally rock. Before i bought them I A/Bd them with various different monitors of around the same price and they stood out miles above the rest.
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                              • Mark, this is fantastic for a recording Newbie like me. thank you!!!

                                I noticed that the E-mu 1820 PCI interface has been discontinued. Do you know if the E-mu 1616 is the successor in the same "weight class"?
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