Hey Shawn, its been a while, how have you been? Hope FM is doing well as always. I've recently relocated to a new studio on the sunshine coast, much bigger and a really nice change up from the city. Anywho, I have a question I'm totally stumped on.
I'm aware your not a fan ProTools of course. Currently I am working towards some major upgrades in the studio here. We recently built a great new isobooth and treating the ceilings in the control room. Next is designing the diffusion walls, I'm overly excited. Anywho, I am well aware that the Acoustics of your room play a HUGE roll in all aspects of recording, mixing and mastering. I'm working on that part So that aside, I'm stuck on a choice of keeping an old computer with outdated protools with nice convertors verses satisfactory convertors and a totally up to date computer and software.
One rig is a Mac G5 (old version, not intel) with Pro Tools 7.4 HD and A LOT of limitations when running tracks and plug in's, (we don't have a lot of outboard gear yet) Im finding it actually hard to mix on it because of the lack of processing power. This rig, alows me to use the Digi 192 interfaces, having 16 input and 32 out
My rig is a new iMac intel with Protools 9 and all the mixing toys I ever use, and the processing power to use them. This rig is using a Digi 003 and an ADAT, to have 16 input and 16 output
Im all about summing out on the board, but thats about it. Im well adjusted to only having 16X16
oh ya, using either one, its clocked by a Apogee Big Ben
Eventually we will get a appogee symphony system, but we need something workable now. Do you think its worth it to sacrafice the 192's?