Re: Firewire advice
- From: Rufus <not@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 18 Feb 2010 12:20:29 -0800
ed s wrote:
On Feb 18, 1:19 pm, RS <R...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:On Thu, 18 Feb 2010 06:19:25 -0800 (PST), ed s <esham...@xxxxxxxxx>
Eh? You don't think there are bugs in firmware for standalone boxes?
The problem there is that it's usually tougher to fix. Not sure how
that's done with the particular recorder that was mentioned--I'm sure
that some of the newer ones do just keep a bootstrapper in ROM and
load the main program from a drive. (Like the BIOS and bootstrap for a
I've written a lot of software for the music and media industry, and I
can assure you that there's always a bug or two somewhere. Except in
my code. Someone else must have put that there. Seriously, it's
about how easy it is to fix. Or to expand when new technology comes
One of the things that I've thought about a lot though--I used to just
crank up a Portastudio and put down a few tracks. The simplicity of
it was a simple, direct path. Whether you liked it or not, it kind of
forced you to work. Of course there's no versatility there, and there
are limitations on getting pro-quality tracks.
With a computer-based system, you can buy plugins for emulating
expensive reverbs, you can do mastering, etc. The price to be paid is
in complexity, but of course that was always true, even in the old
24-track reel-to-reel studios with miles of patch cables, etc.
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Both my Tascam digital ports studios have had zero bugs I have ever
come across. And the basic effects are very good ( reverb -
compression etc)- but the guitar efx suck , as do most digital guitrar
efx. No prob use the real thing and use a mic. Anyways for medium
level stuff I think it at least adaquate if not very good & yes you
can master also . just a quicky from my basement last weekend live-
Neo 2488 portastudio - just playin - 2c e
I split the difference - I have a nicely working analog Tascam 688 (8 tracks to cassette tape) working in conjunction with an iMac. I can do my initial tracking to tape using my analog gear and any effect I like in my racks, and then bounce those tracks to digital using some DAW software on the iMac...or vice versa.
Recently read an interview with Mike Fuller (Fulltone) where he said he prefers to do the same - initial tracking on analog; bounce to digital for mixing and editing...says it saves shuttling the tape back and fourth and wearing it out. 'Cept he has far more initial analog tracks to work with than I do. But what I have works for me.
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