[ddots-l] Re: Mackie Onyx with Firewire

No.  The Taskam is a soundcard, mixer and control surface, all rolled into one.

Regards, Phil Muir
P J Muir Productions
Music And Audio Production
URL:
www.philmuir.com/
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Omar Binno 
  To: ddots-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Saturday, October 07, 2006 3:17 PM
  Subject: [ddots-l] Re: Mackie Onyx with Firewire


  If I use the Taskam, would I still use another mixer? Sorry, but i'm not 
familiar at all with the taskam, so my questions about it are going to be 
somewhat rudamentary.

  Omar Binno
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: Phil Muir 
    To: ddots-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
    Sent: Saturday, October 07, 2006 10:09 AM
    Subject: [ddots-l] Re: Mackie Onyx with Firewire


    well, I think if I had the money and I were you then, I would go for a 
Taskam FW1884.  It has good pre-amps, and has automated faders.  It's a really 
nice sound card and control surface.  Also, you could add more inputs to it, at 
a later date, by purchasing some extra personas pre-amps for it.

    Regards, Phil Muir
    P J Muir Productions
    Music And Audio Production
    URL:
    www.philmuir.com/
      ----- Original Message ----- 
      From: Omar Binno 
      To: ddots-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
      Sent: Saturday, October 07, 2006 1:31 PM
      Subject: [ddots-l] Re: Mackie Onyx with Firewire


      Hi Phil:

      I don't use separate pre amps yet. It's been suggested to me by a 
salesman that the higher end mixers have good pre amps built into them. I'm in 
the process of purchasing all new equipment for the studio because I'm 
scheduled to train with Gord in November. So I'm just asking all these 
questions now so I know what to buy and so I can have everything here and ready 
to go by the time he gets here. I guess that for now, it's the digital 
conversion thats in question here.

      Thanks.

      Omar Binno
        ----- Original Message ----- 
        From: Phil Muir 
        To: ddots-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
        Sent: Saturday, October 07, 2006 5:23 AM
        Subject: [ddots-l] Re: Mackie Onyx with Firewire


        Omar, the Mackie is supposed to be very good.  Hard to say whether you 
would achieve better results with that over the Delta.  Unless, the preamps 
that you have attached to your delta aren't as good as the Mackie ones or, the 
digital converters in the Macki, are better than the Delta's.

        Regards, Phil Muir
        P J Muir Productions
        Music And Audio Production
        URL:
        www.philmuir.com/
          ----- Original Message ----- 
          From: Omar Binno 
          To: ddots-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
          Sent: Saturday, October 07, 2006 12:55 AM
          Subject: [ddots-l] Mackie Onyx with Firewire


          Hi Everyone:

          A salesmen at Guitar Center recommended that I use a Mackie Onyx, 
which is one of their higher end mixers with a firewire card. He says the 
firewire card can become replacement for the delta 44 soundcard that i'm 
currently using. He says that I'll get much better quality when converting to 
digital with the firewire card that comes with the onyx mixer. So I wanted to 
get some feedback from you guys before I made a decision on this.

          Thanks.

          Omar Binno

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