i'm curious to see how you guys have your home studios setup. What gear, software you use.:yesway:
So far, I dig it - it seems a step up from my Firepod in sound quality, it's got a fair number of routing options and while I didn't like the stock routing (headphone volume was post-master, so if you had the master off, say, as in to track on 'phones without playing back through the mains, then you got zero headphone volume) it didn't take me more than a few minutes to figure out how to reconfigure it the way I wanted, it looks pretty sleek, installation was a breeze, and it seems stable. The mic pres seem quite good, too.Drew, How do you like the M-Audio ProFire 2626 interface? I've been curious about these.
That sounds nice. I would like to upgrade the Digi001 as it's getting old and I'm sure the PCI card will die on me at some point in the not so distant future.So far, I dig it - it seems a step up from my Firepod in sound quality, it's got a fair number of routing options and while I didn't like the stock routing (headphone volume was post-master, so if you had the master off, say, as in to track on 'phones without playing back through the mains, then you got zero headphone volume) it didn't take me more than a few minutes to figure out how to reconfigure it the way I wanted, it looks pretty sleek, installation was a breeze, and it seems stable. The mic pres seem quite good, too.
My biggest regret is, now that I have it rackmounted, the XLR inputs are on the backpanel which makes plugging and unplugging cables a bit tricky. I need to buy something like this:
TecNec Cables & Connectors TecNec XLR To XLR Patch Bays Patchbays & Accessories at Markertek.com
...though $230 seems like kind of a lot, and the connectors wouldn't give me the option of 1/4" or XLR.
You're certainly welcome to swing by and screw with it sometime, though, if you wanna give it a try! :yesway:
That's reassuring. :lol: All I know is I'm happy with my recorded tones these days, but so much has changed since I last did a lot of serious recording - new amp, got a heck of a lot better with a SM57, started tracking significantly lower for greater headroom, switched to 24-bit, etc - that it's tough to do a really good comparison.Profire 2626 has some legit converters as well. Best on the lowend market I'd say for sure.
Fuck yeah, Behringer Truths :lol:I run a Dell PC with Windows 7, Reaper 3.7-ish as a DAW, a M-Audio ProFire 2626 interface, shitty Behringer Truth monitors, and then an assortment of mics.
I run ProTools HD|3 on an XP machine w/ 4 GB RAM, 100 GB system drive, 500GB audio drive.
My converters are Apogee, AD16x and Rosetta 800, syched to a Big Ben.
My monitors are Genelec 1031s and Yamaha Hr50s, controlled by a Dangerous Music Monitor ST.
Preamps... 8 ch. API, 4 ch. Neve, 2 ch. Avalon solid state, 2 ch. Avalon Tube. Rane and UREI EQs. Avalon DI.
Outboard... Lexicon PCM 91, Sony Verb, TC M2000, TC Finalizer.
Mics... Royer 122, Nuemann M147, KM184x2, Josepheson C42x2, SM57x2, 421x6, D6, 112x2, Subkick, Beta57, etc.
I have a Control 24 control surface, and a bunch of other shit I can't remember right now...
I have the same ones. :lol: I passed on the 8" driver model because they wouldn't fit on my desk at the time. I'm in the market for something more decent, and those Yamahas are also on the list of speakers I'm looking at. Go figure. :lol:Fuck yeah, Behringer Truths :lol:
I've got a pair of B2030As. They aren't even mine, my sister's ex boyfriend left them here a while ago, and he's in Germany, so they're basically mine until he comes back to Australia :lol:
I'll probably get some new monitors before then though, probably some Yamaha HS-80Ms.
IMO that's not a reason to take the Digitech. Well, I mean, cheaper may be (we're all on budgets), but the number of amps and the number of updates is sort of irrelevant, IMO. The real question is how the two or three amps you expect to get the most use out of sound. If the X3 Pro doesn't get updated much but the Soldano model slays, then that's the one you'll be happier with.i was planning to get the Line 6 pod x3 pro but not I've changed my mind and plan on getting the Digitech GP1101 since its cheaper and seems to have more firmware updates with new amps and improvements.