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What Recording Gear Do You Use?

Posted: Tue May 15, 2007 1:11 am
by Tardis
What are you recording with?
I try to use a PS-04, but get nowhere. That little thing is complicated! I tried using a crappy Mic through my PC, didn't work. Need the right software.
I've been thinking about getting some recording software. Maybe one of those MT built-in-burner set-ups...What do you guys use? :idea:

Posted: Tue May 15, 2007 1:13 am
by portland
Powerbook G4 right now. Not because I want to, just because it's what's there.


Posted: Tue May 15, 2007 1:22 am
by Motavis
Cubase and Wavelab <<

in from my TC Electronic 24d

Posted: Tue May 15, 2007 3:40 am
by Wiglaf
I've tried the cheese sandwich, but never with bacon! Maybe that's where the fatness is.


Posted: Tue May 15, 2007 4:18 am
by Stab Frenzy
Either Digi 002 -> Pro Tools 7 (serious at home recording)
Digi 002 -> Live 6 (getting ideas down/composing at home)
or Motu 828mkII -> Live 6 (at my bandmate's)

All on my Macbook or my bandmate's Powerbook.

I wouldn't recommend Pro Tools unless you're planning on moving stuff to bigger studios with an HD system or have learnt PT inside out. It has a lot of drawbacks (tied to Digi hardware, limited tracks, good plugs are expensive, no plug-in delay compensation (STILL?!)) but is great for mixing on, the mix engine sounds nicer than Live's by a fair way. Live is way better for midi and building tracks up in layers, and adding quasi-random things to the mix. I'll often build up arrangements in Live then bounce all tracks to mix them in PT. Best of both worlds.

Posted: Tue May 15, 2007 4:24 am
by Sweetnothing
Software here, my crappy PC with emu 0404 pci soundcard, either live 5 or sonar 4 ( trying cubase LE right now because of the "my midi timing sucks" thread, it seems to be the only sequencer that lets you choose btw emulated and non emulated midi ports)

Sticking at 24 bits/44.1, going higher than that is not something I need right now.

Posted: Tue May 15, 2007 6:43 am
by supermel74
Hardware. Korg D1600 16 track digital recorder

Posted: Tue May 15, 2007 8:35 am
by wiss
adats......then I dump it to a computer...

Posted: Tue May 15, 2007 10:37 am
by Jack Spider

Posted: Tue May 15, 2007 11:16 am
by Tofuik
Mbox2 and Live 5.2

Posted: Tue May 15, 2007 11:45 am
by nathanscribe
Cubase and Firepod. Used to use an Edirol UA25 but it wasn't my cup of char. I also used to use an MMT8 and record live mixes in stereo straight to tape - it was cheap, and it worked, although I used to make a lot of mistakes...

Posted: Tue May 15, 2007 2:29 pm
by redchapterjubilee
Echo Layla PCI card & Adobe Audition 1.5 on Dell P4 2GHz PC.

Posted: Tue May 15, 2007 3:38 pm
by divineaudio
for studio work - a pc running sonar and live (2 actually, one in each room), in and out through a delta1010 (mine) and a presonus firebox (his). for live and field recordings an el cheapo sony condenser mic into a portable minidisc recorder. and sometimes my roommate will break out his old fostex four track.

Posted: Tue May 15, 2007 3:42 pm
by PitchBender
Korg MM8 8ch. harddisk recorder (40gigs, 8 inputs, 2 stereo outs, 2 headphone outs)
works pretty good I'd say, fairly straight forward operation.
I've yet to do any heavy production with it, so i havnt put it through a good heavy testing of all the features.
you export wav files via USB, sometimes it works with my PC, sometimes it doesn't *shrugs* I havnt figured out what the prob is with my PC.
Thankfully it is pretty portable, I've taken to work, plugged it into a mac G5 and it worked instantly.
Other than the odd USB issue with my PC i wish the MM8 had built in compression. small complaint.

Posted: Tue May 15, 2007 11:52 pm
by Twiddler
G4 1.67Mhz

RME Hammerfall Multiface, and I just bought a Presonus Firebox for portability w/ preamps.

Logic (6.4.3, thinking of upgrading). I love it.

Have a new Mackie 14 ch. mixer, for preamps, dreaming of something really classy like Neve's Portico or so... Avalon... Manley... (probably I'll get a used Behringer something, it's more my pricerange...)