To get a good computer would cost you about $2000 alone, plus you would need to buy software for that which would probably run you another $2000.Originally posted by cdp
For the same price, you can put together a computer with the same capabilities...
You can get a expansion card for the RS that will give you digital I/O.Originally posted by cdp
Where are the digital i/o?
What does that mean?Originally posted by cdp
How about track based sequencing?
Loops can be cut up using points just like you would do in ReCycle.Originally posted by cdp
What type of sample editing features does it have? Even if it has similar editing features to Yamaha's A series, compare that to your favourite mac or pc editor...
Yeah, that card looks pretty nice. But I'm thinking about getting the UAD-1 card. It has vintage style compressors, and EQs, and people to whom I've talked to that use it, swear by it. It's going for around $1100 compared to the Powercore that goes for $1700. Creamware also has a similar card called the PulsarXTC. But the thing with these cards is that you have to use the software that was especially designed for it.Originally posted by cdp
Btw, tc electronic has something called the powercore, which acts sorta like the digidesign dsp farms. It gives tc plugins cpu independent processing from this dsp card, and it works with just about any app. Now that's something pretty nifty, and in the future, we'll be able to run any plugin (or supplent the cpu for added track counts) with the support of dsp cards.
Yeah I have the UAD-1 card. It's amazing. The sound quality of the plugins are incredible ... although I have limited studio experience, I say they are some of the best plugins available. Their channel strip alone (EQ, compressor, delay, reverb all in one) is amazing, well worth the price of the card alone. Add on to that the two vintage compressors (Urei 1176 and Teletronix LA-2A), the RealVerb and the soon to be released Pultec EQ ... and the card is unreal. All they need is a top notch delay ... but I just use the OHm boyz delay.Originally posted by Deus
Yeah, that card looks pretty nice. But I'm thinking about getting the UAD-1 card. It has vintage style compressors, and EQs, and people to whom I've talked to that use it, swear by it. It's going for around $1100 compared to the Powercore that goes for $1700. Creamware also has a similar card called the PulsarXTC. But the thing with these cards is that you have to use the software that was especially designed for it.
Well, now that I looked at the image, I see that it has that card that was mentioned earlier. That's where the digital i/o are...Originally posted by Kid_Epic
"Where are the digital i/o?"
according to the image of the back of the RS7000 it looks like it's got both SPDIF in and out as well as ADAT in and out for a total of 18 digital I/O standard.
I really like ADAT, it eliminates the need for 16 TRS cables.
16 channels of 24bit 96khz audio in 2 cables shooting light back and forth!
Yeah I see your point of view ... however that's like saying I don't want to buy an outboard reverb because I won't be able to use it to run a compression program. Think of the dedicated DSP cards as hardware that uses a software interfaces. In the case of the UAD think of it as installing $20,000+ worth of hardware processors in the form of a $1300 dsp card. The cost of getting vintage dual Urei 1176s (for a single stereo channel) and dual Teletronix LA2As alone is going to be $7000US+. This card gives an incredibly close emulation of them and offers you several instances at a time. And the best part ... those compressors are only a few of the plugins offered.Originally posted by cdp
I couldn't imagine investing in dedicated dsp at this time. The idea that only some plugins work with these cards just sounds too restrictive. At least on TDM systems all plugins benefit from adding dsp cards. But then you to deal with the dreadful programs (ok, unless it's Logic on a mac). So, for me it's either a very powerful computer or external processing.