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Nov 26, 2001, 07:16 PM
Does any one know of any music mixing hardware.
Nov 26, 2001, 10:52 PM
There is plenty of hardware/software for the mac for music. The most notable and the one I have most experiance with the think is the best is "Pro Tools" from digidesign. At the high end 8k plus you can a mix system with dedicated outboard I/O mix cards etc. For the home user there is the Digi 001, and Tool Kit. The 001 has a great outboard breakout box that allows for 8 channels of analog in and out plus a light pipe for connecting ADATS etc. That goes for about $799 and of course there is ProTools free. Check it out digidesign.com. Other systems are made my MOTU, Steinberg and others
Nov 27, 2001, 12:43 PM
Give Propellerhead Reason a try... its a very cool app. All my music geek friends are crazy about it. They say its far better han cubase. Im not into that sort of thing.... they are.
Nov 27, 2001, 12:49 PM
You are asking for Music Mixing Hardware.
For that you need a console! a Makie 1202VLZ, depending of what you need. Do you play keyboards, guitars...?
Now, if you want a good mix try the Finalizer XP or Pro. That is a masterizing tool box.
If you want software I use mostly Digital Performer, just because the midi part is good and the audio is getting better avery time. I use an Audio Media 3 for that,
You can use protools with a digi001. But everything depends what you are doing. Do you know how to sequence someting?
For any other question go to sweetwater.com
Nov 27, 2001, 12:56 PM
Propellerhead's Reason program is awesome. It acts as a digital "rack setup" where you can have a ton of effects samplers, amps, etc. It also has a built in drum machine (as most pro audio programs do) and support for midi devices (again, like most progs do). The learning curve is sorta steep, but if you have ever used "real" rack equipment it's simple and very nice.
It also has a cool feature that when you press the TAB key you can see the back of the "virtual rack" and move and rearrange patch cords to suit your needs.
Also, I have a friend that has made some cd's, of himself playing, with cubase and they sound very clean, and professional.
In addition to Pro Tools, there is also a program called Logic that I've heard is decent.
Hope this helps