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Old 21st May 2006
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kinda stupid question ...

hei all ,

i belive its a very stupid question, but im sure ill get a good answer here...

ive never messed with digital convertors like apogee ... etc...

why are they so importent in the studio, what is the use with one like that ... does it increese quality in some way ?

which is good ? ( high-end )

thanks in advance .
Old 21st May 2006
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The only stupid question is the one not asked.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by overdose
The only stupid question is the one not asked.
and ill gess ... you tell me what it is ...
Old 21st May 2006
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the better your converters, the "better" (more clear, vibrant, sweet, insert more nice words here) your recordings will be. ........granted that you have a good mic, pre, cabling, good sounding room too.

i have my eyes on apogee and lavry. but the benchmarks, lynx and rme are good too. IMHO of course
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Your converters turn your audio signal into a digital signal (A/D). That means sound is turned into code (1's and 0's) which can then be worked with in the digital domain (i.e. your computer).

That digital signal must then be converted back into an audio signal so you can hear it from our speakers (D/A).

Obviously the better the quality of this conversion, the better the quality of your end result.

Rez
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well, im currently building and buying all my gear for the studio, i used to use mostlly software before but i worked in a studio before ... after allmost 3 years of saving .... im getting all .

i mostlly do Psy-Trance music with some vocals , but i will definitly move to recordings live bands this year ..

so far thats the plan , most of the gear i own but there will be more very soon.

so do i need unit like apogee , how many channels ?

Waldorf Q
Access Virus TI
Nord Lead 2X
Moog Lil Phatty- waiting ...
Evolver Keyboard

Waldorf XT
Waldorf Pulse
Korg MS2000BR
DeepBass Nine
Free Bass 383

Eventide H7600
Eventide Eclipse
TC FireWorx
TC M3000
TC D-two
TC D-two
Lexicon MPX-1

Neve 1073 PDA
Neve Portico 5042 Tape Emulator
Millennia NSEQ-2
Emperical L. Distressor
Emperical L. Distressor
TC Finalizer Express
Presonus ACP88
Focusrite Penta Platinum
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You asked so there was no stupid question. Got some good answers too. Good luck with your purchases.

I would probably get a Apogee AD-16x and the firewire card if you are recording native. Get a big ben, and a Benchmark DAC for your monitoring.

That would be my wish list.
I would also want the API A2D and the Aurora Audio GTQ2mkIII
Oh I almost forgot, A six pack of 500 series pres from A-Designs, Gama, ect..
Different flavors for the taste buds.
Too bad I'm broke cause I know how to shop well.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by overdose
You asked so there was no stupid question. Got some good answers too. Good luck with your purchases.

I would probably get a Apogee AD-16x and the firewire card if you are recording native. Get a big ben, and a Benchmark DAC for your monitoring.

That would be my wish list.
I would also want the API A2D and the Aurora Audio GTQ2mkIII
Oh I almost forgot, A six pack of 500 series pres from A-Designs, Gama, ect..
Different flavors for the taste buds.
Too bad I'm broke cause I know how to shop well.

3 years of hard working pays off .....
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hei thx for the info !
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