Alba wrote:I think that you should stick to your guns Eddie. You've decided you want away from the computer and you have the Tascam.
If I could find the right hardware setup that cost less than a couple of new cars, I'd prefer it but having scoured all over, there is a lot of live recording out there, but nothing I like the look of that can do decent editing as well sadly. The other dawback is that I would almost certainly need to upgrade the desk as well, which adds a lot of money to the equation, plus I rather like the Qu and can use it as an interface to a DAW of course.
Kwackman wrote:I did the multitrack/sync SPMTE route for many years, and if I never see it again that's fine by me!
Yep - me too. I used to use an SMTPE device with an Akai Professional MG614 (which was an epic 4-track cassette recorder) and got great results but with a lot of work - the other issue with SMTPE is the fixed nature of the stripe once laid down, making it rather inflexible. Additionally, some older synths have trouble syncing properly if you start off in the middle of the timeline in my experience, which is rather limiting also.
OneWorld wrote: I still got update notifications for Win7, how could that happen if the thing was disconnected?
Yeah, I've seen that too (not specifically Win7). They just have a threshold of time after which if no updates have been done the OS decides it must be out of date and starts nagging you regardless. OS X is better in that regard (or at least it used to be) but I'm sworn off Apple now
James Perrett wrote:Have Reaper start automatically with a multitrack recording template and resist the temptation to use it as a general purpose computer.
Pretty much I've come to this conclusion!
Dave B wrote:It might be worth pointing out that Harrison MixBus runs under Linux. Having great eq and dynamics might be a nice way to worry less about plugins
Interesting - MixBus definitely looks worth checking out. I see some people complain about high CPU usage but the spec of the system I'm (almost certainly) going to get should handle that without issues (big thanks to Pete from Scan for some additional input).
Given I've not used Reaper before so I've got to learn a new DAW, I'll be sure to check out MixBus as well - it looks in theory like it may suit my needs rather well but I'll have to look into it more of course.
Thank you to everyone for all the input, it's been very helpful as always