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Mix and HD side by side
Old 5th July 2002
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🎧 15 years
Mix and HD side by side

Just correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm toying with the idea of running my old mix system with a new HD2/192 set-up (2 G4's). Via the legacy port on the 192 connected to my ADAT bridge.
I just want to use the Mix system for processing/effects and stuff at 44.1 or 48.

The reason I'm getting the HD is because of the 192, period.

So would it all clock and run smoothly?
Old 11th July 2002
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🎧 15 years
hmmm .... .... don't understand why you would go through the hassle of running both systems in sync if all you want to do with the mix is processing at 44.1/48 .... any reason why you could not do it all in the HD .... possibly sell the mix and go for a more expanded HD (maybe 3 or even 4) ????
Old 11th July 2002
Gear Maniac
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🎧 15 years
I know it seems completely strange thing to want to do, and obviously many of you thought so aswell, judging by the responses (1)!!

The reason for doing things this way is
1. Many plugs aren't supported anymore on HD
2. Not wanting to go through every old mix I've done and bounce down everthing (can't change it then!!)
3. If someone comes to me with a mix session with plugs on, it'll be screwed.
4. 2 is better than one
5. 192 tracks (now I'm being silly!! but it's true)
6. Mix is used as a giant effects box.

I could personally do with the dosh to buy some other things but couldn't bear to sell my old system and then end up regreting it.

Nika has shown that many plugs downsample/upsample at 88.2/96/etc, also it seems 96khz is really only valid for film/post p and classical style recordings at the mo.

It could be a complicated system to get running in a sensible manner, but where theres a will theres a way, and gee complicated is what many of us strive on.

oh nearly forgot number 7, it's makes me the only donkey out there doing it.
Old 12th July 2002
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🎧 15 years
I do not know I just got a 96 i/o to replace my legacy 882/20 with the 192 as I could hear the bloody difference. I was using the 882 for headphone sends and di tracks,hats, bottom snare etc, so I could not justify another 192.

Now I have to look at hard disk space. It would be cool as some have said
to do vox,acoustic etc 192k
drums and bass at 96k
guitars an dlimit dynamics stuff at 48k

So you could mix and match and save hard drive space.
Yeah plugs are a pain, wonder how many more will go or take a while when OSX comes.
Old 12th July 2002
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🎧 15 years
You could also run the Mix system as a big I/O box for VST instruments ( ) and the like if you are that way inclined!!
Old 12th July 2002
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There was an urban myth a while back, that live engineers were using Mix+ rigs as virtual FX boxes for shows..

Old 12th July 2002
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🎧 15 years
I heard those engineers were dead.
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