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Old 21st October 2009, 04:50 PM   #11
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Apologies for not digesting the price point information in your post, KBK.

Please ignore my suggestions, but am interested in how you get on with the technical aspects.

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Old 21st October 2009, 04:54 PM   #12
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Good point, though.

What about time code and sync?
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Old 21st October 2009, 05:15 PM   #13
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one of our favourite manufacturers, Texas Instruments, HAD a nice adc ev-kit called pcm4222. But after it was subjected to abuse ( hobby 'musicians' bought it who can't assemble a PSU) it was pulled , better yet , it has ~infinite lead time now. I heard there are some on digikey or mouser once a while.

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Old 21st October 2009, 06:40 PM   #14
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I don't know if this is any good or not. No experience with it. But it could be worth looking at:
AD24QS and DA24QS - Audio ADC and DAC, 24 Bit / 192 kHz
Nihilism is best done by professionals.
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Old 22nd October 2009, 12:30 AM   #15
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Nice looking kits!

One thing to remember. The device will need an interface to the computer. Firewire will be the best bet.
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Old 22nd October 2009, 12:43 AM   #16
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Mackie Onyx 400f imo. But I dunno if you can even still get it - it seems like Mackie is pulling a lot of products lately. Anyway got mine for a little over 400. It has some minor problems with one of the outputs (the monitor outs with analog pots on them) but I don't use them so it's not a problem to me.
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Old 22nd October 2009, 12:53 AM   #17
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see www.boenicke-audio.ch B There Records
for inspiration .

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Old 22nd October 2009, 01:06 AM   #18
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If he is really sold on his analog gear, he may not even give you a fair shot.

I have heard really good recordings made with Motu equipment. I have had good luck with an old M-audio 1010 which is external with a PCI card interface. Lots of mods available - mostly power supply related. Specs are not as good as some current stuff, but sound quality is high, noise floor is low.

I have been trying out a new E-Mu 0404USB which is inexpensive, USB, good specs, supposedly good preamps (according to E-mu). 2 balanced analog in/out and digital in/out. I don't know if it is good enough, looks like it would be hard to improve with mods. Software is kind of clunky. I don't know if it can really sustain 192/24 x2 recording over USB - apparently it should. Direct hardware monitoring is nice, I don't think it works over 96/24 though. Realistically 96/24 should be sufficient to outdo good analog equipment.

I think that you will be able to capture his music more accurately than he can with the analog gear, but there may be a color or warmth that he is accustomed to that won't be added to the digital recording unless it is done later with DSP. I have had people complain about the lack of noise and distortion.
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