Page 1 of 1 1
Topic Options
#1571753 - 05/19/18 05:04 PM A/D converter question
MasterTrax Offline
Planeteer


Registered: 09/21/02
Posts: 2973
Loc: Southeast Texas
Hey guys, been a long time...

I'm getting ready to master some tunes on a current project. Signal chain will be 1824--D/A--rack--A/D--masterlink.

I use apogee A/D going into the 1824 while tracking. I have noticed a remarkable improvement in sound quality when clocking the 1824 to superior converters. My question is, will I benefit from continuing to use the apogee A/D going into the 1824 when playing back the recorded tracks? In other words, does the superior performance of the outboard conversion improve the sound of played back tracks as much as it does while recording them?

Thanks for any insight


Edited by MasterTrax (05/19/18 08:46 PM)
_________________________

Top
#1571775 - 05/19/18 10:04 PM Re: A/D converter question [Re: MasterTrax]
Doofie Offline
Doofie
Planeteer


Registered: 04/04/02
Posts: 13658
Loc: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Without knowing the Apogee product you're using, the quick answer is yes. If you did nothing to the tracks but a D/A and an A/D conversion, you could hear the results of the conversion, and the effect of the recording device(s). If input was about the same as output then you'd have your answer. The rack and the Masterlink would be what makes the difference. My music partner uses Apogee in and out and he's very happy with his results.
_________________________
Love, it's something that we do.

I'm David McMillan. My friends call me Chuck.

Top
#1571789 - 05/20/18 01:55 AM Re: A/D converter question [Re: Doofie]
MasterTrax Offline
Planeteer


Registered: 09/21/02
Posts: 2973
Loc: Southeast Texas
Thanks very much. I was specifically asking about clocking the 1824 to a good converter while playing back already recorded tracks for mastering. I did indeed get greatly enhanced results from using a Rosetta, and later a Mini-Me (which sounds somewhat clearer and wider than the Rosetta) for tracking.

If indeed the 1824 will playback at better quality while clocking to an external ad, I will need to pick up another 2 channels, maybe another mini me or perhaps I will just go ahead and get and Eventide Eclipse since I was thinking about getting one anyway (they have really good conversion)

Thanks. Anybody else want to offer their opinion or advice?
_________________________

Top
Page 1 of 1 1


Hop to:
Shout Box

Who's Online
6 registered (Mooseboy, calypso, mike gouthro, Popmann, 2 invisible) and 9 anonymous users online.
Top Posters
63171
Al
54051
Jazzooo
48677
Ismellelephant
41947
Timster
40001
Silversmith
35152
Mooseboy
33385
C Jo Go
32942
Tom Mix
31949
Popmann
30984
gonzo
30395
moontan
28808
NOK
28650
flatcat
26660
Doughboy
25618
Marty Gilman
24521
Gretsch 6120
23891
RGR
23691
paulb
21692
fabulousthunderbird
21125
fonts
20624
Vanillagrits
19598
vvvm
19550
glensimonds
19466
String Jammer
18923
T57Strat
18911
slotz
18899
ulank
18894
GAMBLE
18791
Jammer
18693
Liquidirt
18400
SteveW
17998
JazAddict
17984
Dave Morris
17600
GAWZDigitalUnderground
17522
Geo
17474
Xenophile
17318
Hano
17054
Milkman
16843
motown59
Forum Stats
21339 Members
25 Forums
153962 Topics
1775916 Posts

Max Online: 290 @ 11/19/19 08:32 PM
Newest Members
Martin249, cliffnotes775, catlovefaye, Zorgon, Amigadman
21339 Registered Users

Generated in 0.01 seconds in which 0.001 seconds were spent on a total of 13 queries. Zlib compression disabled.