Discussion in 'Studio Techniques' started by Analog Surrender, Feb 2, 2012.
Is this the right forum to discuss A/D and D/A converters ?
It is now I've moved it
Now I am here !
The wonder of bits n bytes
The priorities are
3. Power consumption
4. Price...as I want to expand
As I work mainly in analogue I have good quality mic amps so I am mainly looking for line level A/D converters
I do however also need a couple of Mic level D/A's for stereo location/outdoor work where there is not so much power to run analogue mic amps
For the A/D line level converters
I would rather start with two good quality channels than 16 inferior
Expansion is the key here....to add more easily as required and as project/s expand
For pre-production two inputs but with the possibility of expanding up to 8 or 16 line level inputs for multi-input recording
So, I am looking at Apogee (used to be benchmark standard) or decent pro converters
Eventually I will want to use the MBP in conjuction with an analog console for overdubbing and mixing
Then I will need to expand to say 8 + 2 monitor D/A outs also
These will obviously be line level
It looks as if I will need 8-16 line level A/D inputs and a couple of dedicated mic level A/D inputs
Eventually also 8-16 + 2 Monitor D/A outputs
However I would like to start with the minimum in order to experiment and see how the system sounds
I can't talk about high-end converters because I do not know them. For the other part â€“ the ADA8000 is ok and a flexible device. 8 channels ADAT I/O, 8 analogue out. Analogue ins are adjustable line/mic level with, well, usable preamps.
take a listen http://www.gearslutz.com/board/gear-shoot-outs-sound-file-comparisons-audio-tests/335267-lynx-aurora-16-vs-behringer-ada8000.html
Very interesting. Thanks. The gap between expensive high end converters and consumer level products is closing maybe?
Wish I knew the answer
That is why we are all here
All so subjective too
I still prefer to listen to some CD's on my first generation half broken Sony CD Walkman that I bought on my first trip to NYC
Other CD's sound better on a high end pro player
It ain't what you got it's the way you use it
Great philosophy especially when there is NEVER enough money to get what you want
Get what you need....and get on
Sort of an anti-hi-fi slogan
Maybe we need a Pro Hi-fi slogan these days though
Educate the masses in quality again ?
My belief is that with recording we should always strive for the best
Whatever is possible
Capture the moment
Thanks Peter....checking it out
So far I have found.........
The list is growing.....
I'm just reading about THUNDERBOLT
Does that mean it makes more sense to look at FIREWIRE converters
Rather than USB ??????
firewire is faster and they have the apollo which you can upgrade to thunderbolt
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