Eddy Deegan wrote:
Wagstar wrote:Brilliant, thank you. Just read the review on the DP24 and it looks a winner. Shame the music world is moving more and more towards PC's than dedicated machines.
Been there myself :)https://www.soundonsound.com/forum/view ... 15&t=64537
In the end I went back to a DAW but on a new PC and for what it's worth, so far that's working out very well for me,
I too was trying to move back to a multi-tracker but have settled on the fact that a DAW offers the best all round recording solutions. It does have the downsides - OS updates trashing everything, issues like each VST seller having a setup procedure where the supporting VST files can end up anywhere, OS unreliability, some software causing problems etc
But once a machine has settled down and most importantly resisting the temptation to spend much of a music session trawling the internet for that one magic bullet VST/VSTi when it is probably already on the DAW already, just haven't taken the time and trouble to learn it properly. Also getting into the habit of regular maintenance - keeping backup and drive images.
Setting up the machine - I have got a few controllers and it has only recently dawned on me that taking time setting up templates makes the whole recording experience much less convoluted and thinking about it, models the multi-tracker method. On a multi-tracker you'll almost always use for example Track1 for Vocals 1, Track 2 for Vocals 2..........Track 6 for bass, Track 7 for lead guitar etc etc etc
And each track will be a channel strip where the same effects/dynamics etc are the only ones available, instead of scrolling through umpteen VST all of which essentially do the same thing.
Where a DAW fails is the lack of immediacy, switch on the PC, it boots to bios, then the OS, then start that DAW software, then load the project. But some audio interfaces now include a recording feature and work as a standalone so if you just want to bang down a track as the inspiration visits you, you can record it without having to crank over the engine and wait for the DAW to get up a full head of steam.
The TASCAM Model 24 is looking especially interesting, if they ever bring out a Model 32 with flying faders then I am making an advance order for it