[MPA] Audio Interface Advice?

Zane H. Healy healyzh at aracnet.com
Fri Jan 23 11:42:07 PST 2004

>I've got a Digi 002.  I do alot of 78's to CD.

I'm afraid the Digi 002 is way out of my price range, I have been considering the M-Box, but don't like the fact that it's USB.  I find the M-Audio Firewire 410 to be very interesting, but don't like what I'm reading about the problems people are having with it.

>I've got an Esoteric Sound turntable

How do you like it?

>I go into my dbx 386 Dual vacum tube preamp with digital outs(a gredat piece for the $) into my 002, which is connected by firewire to my G5

Interesting.  This looks even better than the solution I'd been planning on using.  I was planning to hook a Sony ES Reciever up to whatever audio interface I end up getting, and then plug the turntable, my Pioneer Elite Laserdisc player, NEC PC-VCR SVHS Deck up to it (the video/audio out would go through my Canopus ADVC-100).

>ProTools 6.2 in Panther works great !

I've downloaded Protools Free and have installed it on my G4/450 to try and see if Protools will do the kinds of things that I want to do.  The fact that it comes with the M-Box is one of the things that makes it more attractive.


>This is a great piece of gear for the money
>On Jan 22, 2004, at 8:09 PM, Zane H. Healy wrote:
>>I'm looking to replace my current system for doing Audio work.  Currently I
>>have a PowerMac 8500/180 with 160MB RAM, a Echo Audio Darla24 Soundcard,
>>and I'm using Bias Peak 2.x (2.1 I think, it's about 4 years old), and the
>>RayGun plugin for cleaning up audio.  I've also got a Serial Midiman Midi
>>interface, and a cheap Yamaha keyboard (I never have gotten around to using
>>these, they were bought on a whim to see how MIDI works).
>>When I put the system together, my main system was the brand new G4/450 AGP.
>>I replaced that system about two months ago with a G5 2x2.  I'm thinking
>>that I might as well let the G5 2x2 handle the audio work, I've already got
>>it setup for doing video, and I'll be wanting the Audio tools for that as
>>well as normal audio work.
>>Besides using the tools some for home video (with FCE, and DVD SP2), the
>>real use will be for doing archival copies of things 78's and the like.  As
>>part of the upgrade I plan on getting an Esoteric Sound turntable (most
>>likely the ATEN 16" model).
>>Given the use, I want pretty much as high of quality audio interface as I
>>can get.  How good of quality is the G5's onboard digital audio interface?
>>What sort of interfaces would people recommend?
>>			Zane

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