View Poll Results: What is your prime tracking method these days?

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  • Cassette based multitracker

    7 11.29%
  • Reel based multitracker

    30 48.39%
  • Standalone DAW

    7 11.29%
  • Computer linked DAW

    16 25.81%
  • Other

    2 3.23%
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    What is your prime tracking tool these days?

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    A poll to see who uses what as their prime tracking tool these days.

    I've deliberately not put in a combination option. If you do, please indicate the primary one and maybe give us an explaination of how you interface it to your other options.



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    Still the AKAI DPS16.

    I do almost all of my recording in the field - live stuff. The Deeps can handle 8 tracks simultaneously and has the best preamps I've heard yet, apart from boutique stuff.

    The other I/O I use is a Mackie Onyx 1640 with a firewire card. I can dump that into a laptop, but unless I'm working on a large project I like the DPS better. I've used it pretty hard for about five or six years and it has never failed me once.

    I track on the deeps at 24 / 48 and then move tracks in real time to the computer via an M-Audio Delta66 interface - four analog and two digital lines in. I record to Reaper without any problems. The Deeps can burn to a CD but I lose the 24 bit depth if I do that. I usually mix and render in Reaper, but any real fancy work (like spectral reconstruction and all that good stuff) and final mastering I usually end up doing with Adobe Audition v. 2.0.
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    Most often used chain- 7602, Ted Fletcher P38 > ADI-8 > Sonar.
    'Standalone DAW' is one-box combo' I presume.. I put 'Computor linked DAW'?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mixsit View Post
    Most often used chain- 7602, Ted Fletcher P38 > ADI-8 > Sonar.
    'Standalone DAW' is one-box combo' I presume.. I put 'Computor linked DAW'?
    Yep, sorry, a bit confusing in afterthought, "computer linked DAW" is any kind of pre-A/D setup to a computer running Cubase etc, USB or firewire.

    Standalone DAW is your digital multitracker portastudio scenario.

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    MCI JH16 16 track 2". amazing.

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    Can't answer the question as asked.
    In my case selection of a tool (be it a prime or an auxiliary one) is a task dependent procedure.
    So it depends. Depends on the task, the goal, the situation, the momentary sense of reasoning or simply on the mode
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    I record and edit voice-work digitally using a computer since it's generally intended to be used in a digital production and mixed with other digitally-sourced voices.

    Music is always tracked onto 8-track RTR, or as is often the case, two 8-track machines. In the latter case I track the two tapes separately (usually with a guide track on track 1) and sync them up later for mixing.

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    hummm

    Quote Originally Posted by jpmorris View Post
    I record and edit voice-work digitally using a computer since it's generally intended to be used in a digital production and mixed with other digitally-sourced voices.

    Music is always tracked onto 8-track RTR, or as is often the case, two 8-track machines. In the latter case I track the two tapes separately (usually with a guide track on track 1) and sync them up later for mixing.
    you mean u allways track music in analog and then bounce to a daw , and then record voices directly in the daw ( tracking and editing in difital )... that would be an interesting aproach for my setup

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    Quote Originally Posted by HomeGos View Post
    you mean u allways track music in analog and then bounce to a daw
    No. For music, only the final 2-track mix reaches the DAW.

    However, I also do a sort of online radio series where voice actors send me .WAV and .MP3 files with their lines. Since they come in digitally and since assembling the play requires an enormous amount of editing, the radio programs are done entirely with the DAW. (Though I will often do the final assembly of pre-edited segments on tape as well)

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