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OT Portable Recording Studio Purchasing Advice Sought
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 good
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
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
2nd Question: Is there another firewire (or USB2) breakout box that
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
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
*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,