OneWorld wrote: LewisAlexander2018 wrote:
FrankF wrote:Lewis, I feel a little foolish posting this, as I pointed out the DPS24 ad to you in the first place, so I'll get the apology in first, but are you sure that's what you want? :?
Let me explain: I've owned 3 dps24s, and all 3 of them have had dodgy analogue inputs. Moreover, I've had to replace PSU and power distrib. cards in 2 of them, at a cost of several hundred dollars (VST in California still have parts, allegedly!), and finally, the OS is buggy, in several ways.
Now, that said, I still have and use 2 machines, so I must like sth about them :headbang: , but really, if you can't get over to test that machine in Germany, I think you're taking a substantial risk.
Sorry to sound like an arse, but I just had to get that off my chest! Feel free to chuck comments back at me, either in public or in PM. :bouncy:
I'm aware of the bugs with the DPS24, that's not as bad as a mackie D8B crashing and locking up, Mackie TT24 with fader errors / CPU host error, Tascam SX1 with a crappy OS and parts which didn't add up right, etc. Yep, seller hasn't yet responded. If parts are going to he available to a degree, ok, but if you've had 2 with faults, others have had issues, fair enough. I'll pull the plug on this and somehow, christ knows how, have to sort something else out. Anyone got a yamaha 02r96 or DM2000? if not, time to bail out now, forget the plans and just play a feckin piano lol
There's an 02r96 on Gumtree £500, has meter bridge and 1xMY16 ADAT card and 1xMy8 ADAT card, but the paintwork is in bad condition and it is way oop there in Middlesborough.
By the way, looks like you had some fun in the past with monsters such as the D8B, TT24 and SX1. In fact the SX1 looked to be the ideal back in the day but I guess the fact they never became popular speaks for itself - it was a duffer.
Re consoles. I've worked with a D8B system a number of times, liked it, but been put off by the amount of people who have had issues, even today with them, still amazed folk use them with issues like wrong caps on power rails, etc, PSU / CPU faults, fader board issues, crashing surfaces, etc. The TT24 I had a chance to review years back before the 02r96 (used) came into my studio. I liked the TT24, but finding one now is impossible, mainly as they've been broken down for spares due to the amount of issues developed with the mainboard, etc, as the TT24 was a newer version of the D8b, same mistakes from what I'm told, if built better, would have been an amazing recording desk. The SX1 I wanted to own, tried one out, was impressed, but the price tag at the time was a heart stopper. good thing I didn't. I spoke with a few different people who were owners of the SX1 and SX1LE and was told don't touch it today, not worth the headache.
I've been thinking about going the tascam DM4800 route with a Tascam X48. any thoughts? the reason I ask, there's an X48 in Italy for sale on ebay with TDIF plux 2 x 24 channel adat boards, so, 48 channel adat / 48 channel TDIF. I've not had much experience with the X48 as a recorder, heard a good deal about it, would replace a lot of searching for a PT system. DM4800 would be a viable desk maybe. has what I'm after. question is, can automation from a console like that be recorded to an X48? if so is that midi, RS232 or word clock?