Converters

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The wonder of bits n bytes

So.....converters

The priorities are

1. Quality

2. Expandability

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
 

Peter Ostry

Administrator
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I can't talk about high-end converters because I do not know them. For the other part - 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.
 
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

No regrets
 
I can't talk about high-end converters because I don not know them. For the other part - 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.
Thanks Peter....checking it out
Starting now
 
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