Fostex VF160 for only €300

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Don't ask me by anonimouse (4.00 / 2) #1 Mon Feb 05, 2007 at 03:12:12 AM EST
I thought it was a small motorbike until I read the text.

Girls come and go but a mortgage is for 25 years -- JtL
Question by Herring (2.00 / 0) #2 Mon Feb 05, 2007 at 03:18:22 AM EST
Why a self-contained recording thing rather than using a PC? There's a lot more you can do with the PC, you'd just need an ASIO thingy.

You can't inspire people with facts
- Small Gods

ASIO thingee by BadDoggie (2.00 / 0) #5 Mon Feb 05, 2007 at 03:59:46 AM EST
Don't have one. Dunno what it is. Can't be arsed to ghugel it. And I'd still have to buy that. This thing I could take to a show and plug it in to grab a performance and then mix it later.

I used to work in recording and find the "standard interface" quite comfortable. I can tweak multiple faders on the fly, something I can't do by clicking and dragging the damned mouse.

woof.

OMG WE'RE FUCKED! -- duxup ?

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Ah - if mobility is a concern by Herring (2.00 / 0) #6 Mon Feb 05, 2007 at 04:23:36 AM EST
I see where you're coming from. Having one thing rather than laptop + box + cables would be easier.

You can't inspire people with facts
- Small Gods

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Actually by Bob Abooey (2.00 / 0) #9 Mon Feb 05, 2007 at 12:05:51 PM EST
Most (all??) current home studio software apps support automation so you can move 64 or 164 faders all at the same time if you wish. No clicking needed.

Unless you really have a serious reason to go with a dedicated machine it would be worth your while to have a look at the computer/software recording paradigm.

Warmest regards,
--Your best pal Bob

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How? by BadDoggie (2.00 / 0) #10 Mon Feb 05, 2007 at 03:57:29 PM EST
How to I slide multiple faders up or down at different rates simultaneously -- in real time -- using a keyboard and mouse? Even on big-ass 64-track Neve consoles with flying faders, you move multiple faders at the sametime and tweak the fly as necessary.

woof.

OMG WE'RE FUCKED! -- duxup ?

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Well by Bob Abooey (2.00 / 0) #11 Tue Feb 06, 2007 at 07:35:01 AM EST
You need to set them up one at at time by creating a volume envelope for the track (or some software has a "record" feature that records your mouse movements), but once that's done it's done.

You can have all your tracks with envelopes on them, all moving precisely where you want at the precise moment you want. Some software has an interface that allows you to connect to a hardware mixer if you want to actually move the faders with your fingers.

Plus a PC gives you so much more - you can do midi, you can access tons of great software plugins allowing you to change/add effects or softsynths in a non destructive manner.

Warmest regards,
--Your best pal Bob

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i've seen 'em... by clock (2.00 / 0) #3 Mon Feb 05, 2007 at 03:20:59 AM EST
...and heard good things.  and there's stuff out there about yanking the drives, etc (a student of mine played that game once).  price seems right, etc.


I agree with clock entirely --Kellnerin

on pulling the drive by BadDoggie (4.00 / 1) #4 Mon Feb 05, 2007 at 03:56:18 AM EST
I'd yank the thing on principle: it's a 4-year-old 30GB drive. It's probably past its MTBF, and with my luck, the MBR or other important sectors would be the first to go.

woof.

OMG WE'RE FUCKED! -- duxup ?

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NAECHSTE HALTE by ammoniacal (2.00 / 0) #7 Mon Feb 05, 2007 at 08:47:48 AM EST
ROOOOOSENHEIMMMMER PLATZ!

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

FALSCHE RICHTUNG by BadDoggie (4.00 / 1) #8 Mon Feb 05, 2007 at 11:04:44 AM EST
MARIENPLATZ. Näxt stawp, Marienplatz. Pleese exit ze tren on ze <singsong>raight händ saide</singsong>.

Then two more stops to Hauptbahnhof to catch the U1. Commute's about the same time but now riding a bike to work is more difficult, not that I do it very often.

woof.

OMG WE'RE FUCKED! -- duxup ?

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