Thanks--I'm tempted to get a MkII and Ebay my MkI. The Apogees are a little too pricey for me and my modest needs--don't want to spend too much right now because I'm probably going to be getting in some high-def work soon enough and that's going to require some capital to get up to speed. Personally, I'm surprised that I haven't gotten any demand for it so far, but I'm going to put off buying any new stuff as long as I can because the prices are dropping while the quality (or at least the options) keep getting better.Originally posted by: NL5
Yep, I run mine on a PC. Never had any problems. I usually record at 24/48 anyway tho, although the converters are supposed to be a lot better in the MkII, so that is why I opted for it over a first gen 828.
Here is what I want -
They blow the motu out of the water, but 16in/out is $6500 vs. about $1500 for the Motu's (2 X 828MkII). So, I'm sticking with MOTU for now, and besides, they really do sound pretty good.
That's a negatory on the flyby ghost rider the pattern is full... What the heck are you running in there? Actually people that is what your desk has to look like if you run Linux.Originally posted by: Trygve
That's very cool--what all equipment do you have there? (I know I should recognize these things, but I don't always.)
Here's mine --obviously it's a lot more cluttered and messy.
apparentally, someone likes to brush their teeth at their desk?
I TOO WANT THAT LAMP!
Like NL5 pointed out, nothing I'm using is particularly exotic, I just need to support a lot of formats. The most expensive parts are the beta decks, and those are just the UVW-series, which is the least expensive type (You could pick up a used pair on Ebay for well under $10K these days.) but that's still the format that almost all TV stations want and a lot of the smaller territories and distributors use for video masters. Even a lot of what gets shot on film gets the dailies telecined to betaSP and edited from there, without a cut, conformed negative ever being created. The other stuff are things like DLT decks (standard for DVD masters), PAL gear, sync generators and time-base correctors, and various audio formats. (Speaking of which, NL5, on your equipment list, you didn't mention a DAT deck; if you ever need to support that format, I went on a binge a while back of modifying computer backup drives to read and write audio DATs, so I have a stack of extras.) Location audio most often comes in on DAT; surround mixes often go out on DA-88.Originally posted by: packmule
That's a negatory on the flyby ghost rider the pattern is full... What the heck are you running in there? Actually people that is what your desk has to look like if you run Linux.