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10-14-2008 11:15 AM
If all you cared about is the built in synth I'd have to agree with you, but from what I've heard, the converters and mic pre's are fairly high end and there are people who care about that and not the synth. I think eventually Roland will probably sell the separate components individually, but as a Sonar user I'm contemplating the whole package as a future upgrade. Someone on GS stated they heard the converters were the same chips that Apogee uses, if that's the case and the mic pre's match that quality I can easily see how all 3 components go for 4G's.
That price tag is a real turn off. I was hoping for something more affordable. For the price they are posting, I can get into a used Oasys and get more bang for the buck IMHO. I am also a Sonar user and really like it alot but i just can't see the value in this yet considering the hefty price tag. As an example; I could get a Fantom X with 4 SRX cards and Sonar 8 for less and be better off, again IMO.
10-14-2008 02:57 PM
If all you cared about is the built in synth I'd have to agree with you, but from what I've heard, the converters and mic pre's are fairly high end and there are people who care about that and not the synth.
Someone on GS stated they heard the converters were the same chips that Apogee uses, if that's the case and the mic pre's match that quality I can easily see how all 3 components go for 4G's.
10-14-2008 05:21 PM
There are plenty of high grade mic preamps and converters out there, too, but what this gadget offers is a fully integrated system, including a hardware control surface. This means that instead of buying several pieces from different manufacturer and then have to make them work together, to the computer, it looks like just one piece of hardware and one piece of software that were designed to work together.
The control surface will probably work with other DAW programs...
Lots of converters use the same chips as Apogee. That's just a small part of making a good converter-the-box.
But Roland has always done digital pretty well, going back to their early samplers, so the converters are probably good enough so that they aren't going to stand in the way of making good recordings. They've been learning about mic preamps for a while and probably have them down pretty competently now.
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As far as I know it's playback only, but you can add ARX expansion cards for more sounds.
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You should be able to use it as I'm pretty sure PT supports the standard Mackie HUI mode.
...I wish it worked with pro tools.
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