|Originally posted by Eric J |
Yeah it wasn't cheap, but at the time I had a hell of a lot more hardware than I have now, so it was the best alternative to buying a full blown mixing desk. Honestly, I've considered replacing the MOTU with an Apogee Ensemble for some time now, but at a retail cost of approx. $2,000US, expense has prevented me from doing so. It's definitely in the plan, though.
Don't get me wrong, I think the MOTU is great and I have no problems with it, but the Apogee converters are some of the best in the business, and it would definitely be a step up from the MOTU.
Yeah, I definitely have room to move things around. The only question I would have in that type of setup would be doesn't that violate the equilateral triangle rule? I mean, then the monitors would be, say 4-5ft apart from each other, but only 3 ft from me?
I'm not trying to be argumentative here, I'm just trying to correlate differing advice from different people. I've seen other producers who have their monitors in a configuration like you suggested and I always wondered why that didn't violate the equilateral triangle rule as well.
What do you think?
ill tell you the truth, it just gives me more stereo seperation when producing, when you dont really need to be in the sweet spot the whole time... when i mixdown and master i tend to do so a little further away to reach the sweet spot, and i usually master using different location all the time... i don't have proper acoustic treatment so i play the track once in one location, then move for a location with a more "hot" bass, then to a location with more "muffy" bass, and in each location i reference it to commercial released stuff (the best for my purpuse stuff ofcourse, or in other words stuff that come close to what i do, i dont find similar tracks, just similar mixing ideas and so forth...)
when it comes to working flow i care less bout that almighty triangle, and care more about music, and stereo width is more important for me at that phase then in the mixdown and master...
but thats how i work, i know a dude that has two LCDs infront of his speakers but he has proper acoustic treatment, ill ask him about problems with that and post here again...
also i wonder how much improvement is gained from better a/d converters? ive been looking at the following audio interfaces, they all look like what i need but im clueless bout which one will have the most benefit for me (im only recording stereo at max so ill need two ins minimum) so if anyone has one of those will you please elaborate some?
Focusrite Sapphire 10i/o
Rme Fireface 400 (a little out of budget but im willing to save if its worth it)
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