hey! thanks for the suggestions, but like a PT HD setup, those are too expensive for me.syncretism wrote:None of these address compatibility with your budget, computer platform or Pro Tools, though. They definitely won't work with Pro Tools, and that may be a sine qua non for you.
it looks like i'm going to be impatient (per usual) about this whole scenario and accept going for it w/ ableton and an affordable firewire interface w/ plenty of ADAT ins.
i'm still torn between an m-audio profire lightbridge, a presonus firestudio 2626 and a firestudio lightpipe. m-audio profire is the least expensive and has 32... but i might be better off w/ presonus since i'm using digimax fs. 2626 having its own ins is great... just wish it had 3 ADAT ins to make it 32 total.I used to have a Presonus Firestudio, which had a D-Sub connector for S/PDIF and MIDI. That was a pain in the a*s, but it got the job done, and Presonus replaced it quickly when they shipped the 'station back to me without it.