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David Spicer

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Live Recording
« on: August 12, 2005, 03:40:15 PM »

Ok, I've got my G5 with my SATA RAID and I need to bring in 24 tracks for four of the bands that are playing at the concert. I got Cubase for free with the equipment, but it sucks..bad...(sorry for anyone that likes it, I don't) it's not vary reliable. I was looking at MOTU's Digital Performer, Avid's (Digidesign) ProTools (can you use third party hardware with Avid software?), and Apple's Logic Pro/Express (if the express will record up to 24 tracks).

Are there any other programs I should be looking at? I need something that I can trust to not crash on me. And do any of you have any opinions on which one would be better to get, or should I look at renting a 24 track hard drive recorder?

As you can see I don't usually do recordings...




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Re: Live Recording
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2005, 08:27:07 AM »

What's the input hardware? May not matter, just wondering.

I love Logic Pro.


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Re: Live Recording
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2005, 07:16:44 AM »

nothing beats protools when it comes to reliable harddisk playback..... but it requires a digidesign interface.... or protools m-powered software for m-audio soundcards.....

logic is nice too..... and yes it runs 24 (or more) tracks easily....... and with almost any soundcard...
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Re: Live Recording
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2005, 07:38:56 PM »

which interface are you running?  Chances are that if you are using a free version of Cubase, its either old version 5 based, or if it is one of the newer "cubase LE" things, it's SX one based.  

If it is the older version 5, it's worth pointing out that SX3 is NOTHING like this- they pretty much rewrote the program giving it a much nicer, crisper user interface, and on top of that it's much more efficient with your system resources; and reliable.

If it is LE, then it's based on SX1, which uses a very similar interface to the later versions.

Protools LE is a greta package for its simplicity when recording things, but you do need either 002, oo2 rack or Mbox to run it on.  The new M-Powered works on either of the Audiophile cards or the Firewire series.

Logic I always got on with too.  Fantastic interface and the automation is the easiest I've used.
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