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Old 05-23-2005, 09:58 AM
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Default Command-8 or Digi 002? (Have Mbox)

Currently I have an Mbox with protools 6.9 LE.
I would like to have a control surface w/faders and such.
My questions-
-If I use the mbox with a command 8, do I need an additional USB port?
or do they both share one.
-Is the firewire 002 faster than the usb devices (less latency?)
-What will the command8 w/ mbox allow me to do?
-Moving Faders on Command 8 W/Mbox?


So, is it a good idea to save money for now, get the command 8, and at a later time buy a digi002 rack, or should I splurge now and get the Digi 002 w/controller.
Please let me know what your experience is. Or if you have suggestions.
What are the pros and cons?
Thanks, and I'm looking forward to the feedback.
M.
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Old 05-23-2005, 07:07 PM
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Default Re: Command-8 or Digi 002? (Have Mbox)

(Quote)-If I use the mbox with a command 8, do I need an additional USB port?
or do they both share one.(Quote)

1. You will need a usb port for each device.

(Quote)-Is the firewire 002 faster than the usb devices (less latency?)

2. Less latency is a hardware issue. The 002 allows for a lower buffer. So usb/firewire doesn't effect latency.

(Quote)-What will the command8 w/ mbox allow me to do?
-Moving Faders on Command 8 W/Mbox?

3. It will allow you to do anything with pro-tools that you can do with a 002.

And on the last question IMHO I think you would do better to keep the m-box for now and get the C/8 and later if you need more i/o then get the 002R. It's about the same price to get the 002 or the 002R-C/8 combo. I just like the rack unit to keep the wires off of my desk. I have been happy with my 002R-C/8. The C/8 has a better display than the 002 too.
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Old 05-24-2005, 03:08 PM
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Default Re: Command-8 or Digi 002? (Have Mbox)

Thanks for the reply!
M.
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Old 06-18-2005, 06:21 AM
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Default Re: Command-8 or Digi 002? (Have Mbox)

i work with a digi oo2 i would just do the jump to 002 and avoid having all the extra usb and fire wire ports for just one fire wire contection and from my point of view fire wire those give less latencie issues than usb

so good luck hope you make the right decision
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Old 07-22-2005, 02:08 PM
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Default Re: Command-8 or Digi 002? (Have Mbox)

Ok no one points out that the Command 8 is a MIDI controller and is hence limited to the resolution of 127. What I want to know is, Is the 002 a TRUE firewire control surface and not restricted to the resolution of MIDI?? And also, as far as feature set (minus i/o) which is a better board?
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Old 07-25-2005, 10:00 AM
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Default Re: Command-8 or Digi 002? (Have Mbox)

Hi,
All I can tell you is that after extensive research I decided to go with the Command 8. I've had it for about two weeks and I've done 4 jobs on it. It is great. I makes everything so much easier!
I don't know about the whole midi controller issue.
It works great, the layout is better.
And I believe it's a little more robust than the 002.
The only thing I didn't like is the fader caps.
I replaced them. (Same on the 002 though)
Peace,
m.
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Old 07-28-2005, 09:53 AM
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Default Re: Command-8 or Digi 002? (Have Mbox)

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Ok no one points out that the Command 8 is a MIDI controller and is hence limited to the resolution of 127. What I want to know is, Is the 002 a TRUE firewire control surface and not restricted to the resolution of MIDI?? And also, as far as feature set (minus i/o) which is a better board?
The 127 thing has nothing to do with the C|8, 002, or anything other than how MIDI is implemented. It is completely hardware independent, it's an bit of an industry standard.

In your shoes, I'd keep the MBox, get a C|8, and someday pick up an 002R.
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Old 07-30-2005, 10:16 AM
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Default Re: Command-8 or Digi 002? (Have Mbox)

well if the C|8 is running on the midi spec than it is limited to that resolution and you can see it in the automation curve, it is much choppier than say mixing on the C|24 and many a trained (and sometimes not so trained) ear can pick up what sounds like a 'jump' in automation. But if the the C|8 and the 002 are sending mix signals over the same spec than it doesn't matter but being that the 002 is firewire is has a very fine resolution. My question is then, does the C|8 run on a proprietary spec which exceeds the midi resolution? being that it is considered a midi controller (i think) than probably not.
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Old 08-02-2005, 08:18 AM
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Default Re: Command-8 or Digi 002? (Have Mbox)

even the HUI had finer resolution thatn 128 steps. there is indeed some voodoo going on with the c8. Record at half speed and move the fader slowly.... LOTS of automation points written.
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Old 08-03-2005, 07:07 AM
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Default Re: Command-8 or Digi 002? (Have Mbox)

Hello,,


I'm in your same position, or I was... I have an mbox and just bought a C8 (about 3 weeks ago). The thing is great, and though there will be always people complaining about this and that the truth is that it works very well.

Next up for me is a 002r, which shoudl put me just where I need to be to complete the more complex projects I am doing now.

Can't tell you much about the 002, though I have used it at a friend's house a while ago and seem to remember that the construction didn't seem quite as good. Might be my imagination though...

Buy the C8 and you won't regret it!

Hope htis helps you decide
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