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 Alesis ADAT for live recording??
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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2006 11:42 pm    Post subject: Alesis ADAT for live recording?? Reply with quote

My bandmate and I are thinking about possibly picking up a used Alesis ADAT 8 track for recording our live gigs. It seems that whenever we actually sit down and try to record something, we screw it up, no matter if we know the tune by heart or not. When we play live, we somehow manage a better product, although there are always a spot or two that we wish we could go back and tweek. So we're considering an 8 track ADAT that we can grab all the tracks with individually and then go back and adjust as needed (right now I'm simply grabbing a stereo feed off the mix). Is it possible to record all 8 tracks simultaneously with one of these from the in/out inserts on the channels of a mackie 808s.. it looks like it's do-able, but.....
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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2006 11:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can do it that way. I have.

ADATs are finicky machines though. The transports are subject to random failures.

Unless you can find one cheap that hasn't been run to death I'd consider a hard disk recorder. You can always replace drives.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 04, 2006 5:12 pm    Post subject: just say no to old adats Reply with quote

Go Hard disk. Buy a Roland VSR 880 24 bit rack 8 tr. and use it like you would an adat. expect trouble-free operation. and great audio.
the bonus is 128 virtual tracks, and a nice little 14 ch digital mixer with
some automation all for around $ 300. on Ebay. You can thank me later.
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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2007 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I gave mine away to misterqcue. maybe he'll let you have it.
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