My DAW considerations thread.

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Re: My DAW considerations thread.

Postby ElectricPuppy » Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:29 am

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Re: My DAW considerations thread.

Postby christianrock » Tue Mar 13, 2012 1:21 pm

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I trolled headphones.com yesterday and the AKG 702s seem to be the flattest headphones you can get, flatter than the BeyerDynamic T1 which costs like 1500 bucks.

The Denons might be a bit flatter but they're closed, which brings other acoustic problems. I already have a pair of closed cans for tracking (Sennheiser HD-280) but they're totally useless for mixing...

Edit: ohhh there's the AKG Q701 (Quincy Jones model) that are supposed to be better than the K701 and K702. I think I might have to get those.
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Re: My DAW considerations thread.

Postby christianrock » Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:51 pm

rant time

Why do most stupid Apple users advertise they're selling their macs on CL without any description about it? Like, "Hi, I'm selling my macbook pro. I love it, it looks like new. 1200 dollars cash."

Out of the 6 newest CL ads for Macbook Pro's, 4 are like that :facepalm:
The other two: one's overpriced, the other one also because it's got tons of pirate software.

/rant time
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Re: My DAW considerations thread.

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Re: My DAW considerations thread.

Postby christianrock » Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:13 pm

Seriously :lol:
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Re: My DAW considerations thread.

Postby ElectricPuppy » Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:58 pm

Plink Floyd wrote:PC FOR SALE: i7 quad processor, 12MB DDR3 RAM, 150 GB SSD OS drive, 2 TB 10,000 rpm storage drive, ASUS mobo, 1 GB dual HDMI vid, Trane cooling system, hyper stealth sleeve bearing fans, $1200 obo.

MAC for sale: white. $2000 obo.

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lolol nice one, plinky
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Re: My DAW considerations thread.

Postby christianrock » Fri Mar 16, 2012 6:45 pm

How about that.

The BCR2000 becomes a Logic Controller with the purchase of a 50 dollar software.

I think I'm going to be fine in computer-land.
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Re: My DAW considerations thread.

Postby MetroSonus » Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:18 pm

c'mon! you never thought to map a controller before? :lol:

i admit with the overlay that's cool though bro

that's definitely on my list of things to get.
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Re: My DAW considerations thread.

Postby christianrock » Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:22 pm

Hey I'm a noob but one thing I knew is that mapping controllers for Logic is a bitch.

The BCR doesn't work with Logic without this program which is actually marketed for the Mackie Controller.

You can't just buy a BCR2000 and map it for Logic. It doesn't work that way. Or so it says (the guy who wrote the preset for the BCR is giving it for free and saying you need to use this software so I believe what he says...).
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Re: My DAW considerations thread.

Postby MetroSonus » Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:31 pm

it doesn't support the ol right click and map thing? if not i guess then the only other way to do it would be to hack driver for another controller..

yea but, if you can't slave a midi controller to it and then don't make a dedicated controller for it... !?!?!
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Re: My DAW considerations thread.

Postby christianrock » Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:40 pm

No, apparently it's proprietary, not click and map...

Well, the Mackie Universal controller is apparently licensed for it.

I've been reading horror stories about people trying to map their Novation Zeros to Logic and it never working... I'd be totally OK with the Novation Zero if that worked. I need faders or at least pots, for mixing channels.

Edit: nevermind, I think those threads I read are a bit old... I just saw this: http://www.novationmusic.com/products/m ... ic_9_Users

The Novation would be a MUCH more elegant solution.
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Re: My DAW considerations thread.

Postby christianrock » Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:46 pm

This seems like a really good deal, how good is the Novation Bass Station software? Can Ableton Lite be used within Logic? Any idea of who are Mike the Drummer and Loopmasters?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Novation-Zero-S ... 6302wt_951

Apparently it works well in Logic 9... From your thread in GS
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Re: My DAW considerations thread.

Postby ElectricPuppy » Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:10 pm

what's a "GS"? WHY ARE YOU GUYS VISITING STRANGE SITES??

Anyway, I like your gear ramblings. Ramble on.

Also, re: Remote Zero. I know the original Zero was basically a Remote SL without a keyboard and used the same controls. If you're looking at one of those, beware that it's not a great feeling controller. The controls feel cheap and the drum pads are hard as rocks. The buttons in particular feel exactly like those mushy rubber buttons you find on TV remotes. Instead of "click", it's more like... "bwuh". And the displays are hard to read, they mounted them too far below the surface so the bezel sort of clips the edge of...

...I think I've said all this about the Remote before, haven't I? :lol: Maybe the new Mark II ones are better. :idk:
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Re: My DAW considerations thread.

Postby christianrock » Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:23 pm

I don't see drum pads on the Novation Zero MkII... and apparently the MkII feels a lot better than the first one. Or so says the internet. If the internet says it, I guess I must believe it...

And if it had drum pads, I wouldn't use them. I got Maschine Image

Edit: oh, it does have 8 tiny little drumpads under the pots. I didn't think they were pads. Anyway. I don't need them :D

Anyway. Tomorrow I might sell my mixer that I bought for 5000 dollars in 1996 sold for 450 dollars. But that's life. Once that's done I'll have the money for what I need:

. Apple MacbookPro or iMac (will probably buy used to get more bang for the buck)
. Steinberg MR816CSX
. Novation Zero SL MkII
. Logic Pro 9
. AKG Q701 headphones

That plus Maschine, and my Roland A-90 as the controller, I think I'll have everything I need to get back to composing and recording!

Do you experienced DAW Gurus think of anything I'm missing in my list?? Logic should have plugins for mixing, mastering, effects and all that. So I think I can hit the ground running with this setup. What say ye?
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Re: My DAW considerations thread.

Postby ElectricPuppy » Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:33 pm

I think what you've got lined up there so far will probably be everything you need. Nothing jumps out at me and says, "oooooo you're missing a such-n-such."
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Re: My DAW considerations thread.

Postby christianrock » Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:41 pm

LAVA LAMP

or maybe not
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Re: My DAW considerations thread.

Postby MetroSonus » Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:45 pm

Bass station vst sucked.. Vstation is awesome... 我想说的话 我是真的很爱你
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Re: My DAW considerations thread.

Postby christianrock » Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:33 pm

Bah. That's probably why it's free.

(and I love you too, man... *bro fist*)
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Re: My DAW considerations thread.

Postby ElectricPuppy » Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:38 pm

WHAT WAS WRONG WITH TEH bASS sTATION?
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Re: My DAW considerations thread.

Postby Plink Floyd » Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:39 pm

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