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Re: OT Portable Recording Studio Purchasing Advice Sought
You should consider the RME multiface. Small no latency stable as
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On Jan 10, 2010, at 4:26 AM, Rick Walker <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Hi everyone, Rick Walker here.
> Happy New Years to you all!
> I have a production client right now who wants to invest in a really
> traveling recording studio.
> He wants to be able to record on both Windows and Mac OSX
> Right now we are deciding about the purchase of items for a
> suitcase recording studio
> that is really high quality and
> I wondered if anyone can advise me on what to advise him.
> Firstly, We are looking at the RME Firewire 400 and the 800
> *1st Question: Do you think the RME firewire 800 is too bulky
> for international travel.
> 2nd Question: Is there another firewire (or USB2) breakout box
> that you particularly
> like as an alternative? Anything less expensive than the RME that
> is comparable in quality?
> His HP Pavillion DV5000 laptop doesn't have a Firewire interface but
> there is a firewire card that he and purchase for to connect this.
> *3rd Question: Is there any down size to using a firewire
> interface for this particular computer?
> *Next, we are looking at getting a pencil condenser microphone that
> would be the equivalent
> of the Neumann KM184 or the KM150.
> These are very pricey mics.
> *4th Question: Are there any screaming deals in high quality pencil
> condenser microphones
> that you know of that are not so pricey? *I know that there are
> now a plethora of good quality
> condensers on the market including a lot of really inexpensive ones
> made in Russia and Eastern Europe.
> Lastly, we have looked at this unit for a lighweight and compact
> headphone distribution amplifier
> Sound Devices HX-3 - 3 Channel Portable Headphone Amplifier
> price $379.00
> *5th Question: Does anyone know of an alternate to this headphone
> amplifier that might be less expensive
> but do the trick? It needs to be very portable and run on batteries.
> *Thanks so very much for your advice. I sooo appreciate the level
> of expertise on this list.
> yours, in the loop,
> Rick Walker