Avid Pro Audio Community

Avid Pro Audio Community

How to Join & Post  •  Community Terms of Use  •  Help Us Help You

Knowledge Base Search  •  Community Search  •  Learn & Support


Avid Home Page

Go Back   Avid Pro Audio Community > Legacy Products > 003, Mbox 2, Digi 002, original Mbox, Digi 001 (Win)

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-21-2004, 10:15 PM
jono1 jono1 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 25
Default Live Recording

Just out of curiousity, are there any users who have been using an 002, or 002R (mbox too maybe?) and a laptop for live recording? I'm baffled as to whether or not it's worth getting a laptop for a protools system, seeing as they get performance pretty close to a lot of desktops but are just more expensive and less expandable. Basically just wondering if anyone has had a decent amount of success in recording live with a protools system.

PS - IF ANYONE HAS ANYTHING THEY'VE RECORDED LIVE AND WANT TO POST IT, PLEASE DO

Thanks,
Jono
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-22-2004, 12:16 AM
Chris Cavell Chris Cavell is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Louisiana, USA
Posts: 4,831
Default Re: Live Recording

check my latest stuff link (I think it's one page back or so...) I record more live every few months than most engineers get in a lifetime (sort of goes with the "dayjob"). The most live recordings I've done in a single year is over 150. I've had a great deal of success with my 002 doing this since I got it 8 or 9 months ago; recorded Randy Newman with a full symphony just this past March 5th! Believe me, it's definitely up to the task. The posted audio was really my test run of the setup; wasn't even using good pre's. All that aside, I just can't afford a laptop right now. I haul around the entire comp and a couple of small LCD's. The next thing I purchase will definitely be a laptop (followed hopefully soon thereafter by a 002r for portability sake)...especially since many of them are beating my "big-ol 002" system (not to mention my TDM system too!).
__________________
Cavell Studios
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-22-2004, 10:15 AM
Kevin P Kevin P is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 55
Default Re: Live Recording

I just did a 16 track live show with a cover band I've been mixing Saturday. I took direct outs from the board (soundcraft LX7) 8 of them when into my octopre via the d-sub line inputs and the other 8 straight into the analog inputs on the 002 rack. I didn't record the whole show (over 3 hours) I just had the band circle songs on the set list and recorded them, it came out to about 65 minutes. I did have some problems with my firwire drive at one point so I just switched to my internal drive and then it ran like a champ. My system is a Dell Inspiron 8500 with a 2.2 ghz p-4m, 512 of ddr, and a 30 gig internal with a bytecc firwire drive case with a maxtor 40 gig in it. I don't really like that drive though so I'm checking into SATA drives or maybe something running at 10,000 rpms instead of 7200. I used the 002rack along with my octopre, I'm thinking about adding a Rosetta to this setup for 2 more inputs via spdiff. It was quite easy to set everything up. I'm thinking about expanding on this rig to do it more live since there is a decent market for it where I am at as another part time income added to my live mixing, remote recording of cd's, and computer work (day job). I even had my girlfriend running the protools rig while I was mixing, I could've done it but she really likes running it. I've even let her run sessions, she's getting pretty good with it.

Best of Luck!
-Kevin
__________________
KP
A+, MCP
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-22-2004, 10:30 AM
Gene Backlin Gene Backlin is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 537
Default Re: Live Recording

Quote:
I just can't afford a laptop right now. I haul around the entire comp ...
I know how you feel, but it is fun and the results are worth it.

I just finished recording a choir using the 002.

http://www.ehmz.org/Gallery/songs/12_Stars.mp3

Take Care,
Gene
__________________
Unicycle Studios
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-22-2004, 12:59 PM
D Allen D Allen is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 10
Default Re: Live Recording

I don't do any live recording on location, but I have found that my laptop is quite handy when recording mic'd tracks in my basement studio. My main system is a fast box I custom built myself, but the fans are LOUD. The laptop fans stil need to be isolated somewhat, but much less db than the desktop.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-22-2004, 05:55 PM
RobAnderson RobAnderson is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: NYC
Posts: 45
Default Re: Live Recording

This may be the wrong forum to admit this, but I have been using the 002r with a 12" Powerbook G4 and it works pretty well so far for me. Pretty much all I do is on-location recording - I bought the Powerbook to replace my ailing MDM's - I already had the 002r hooked up to my PC - and so far so good. Just a pain at the moment to get the session from the Mac to the PC.
__________________
www.andersonsoundrecording.com
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-22-2004, 06:13 PM
Chris Cavell Chris Cavell is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Louisiana, USA
Posts: 4,831
Default Re: Live Recording

I find transferring to be a breeze. Just set a partition to 30 gigs or less and format it to fat 32 on your pc. That partition is a perfect courrier to go and forth with and is readily recognized by both computers. To be able to track easily on it with a mac, well...

Fairly simple solution, on your PC set up the fat partition and then bring it to the mac and setup a hfs+ partition on the remaining space.
__________________
Cavell Studios
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
S3L & live recording sersol VENUE Live Sound Systems 15 09-08-2013 10:27 AM
Live Recording Help (KC-550) dividedsci 003, Mbox 2, Digi 002, original Mbox, Digi 001 (Win) 2 03-01-2007 06:06 PM
Ableton Live - performing/recording live w/HD3 Surth Pro Tools TDM Systems (Mac) 1 09-11-2006 05:50 AM
Battery Life when live recording W/Mbox live Paver 003, Mbox 2, Digi 002, original Mbox, Digi 001 (Mac) 3 10-16-2003 01:14 PM
Live Recording Help BFSfullsail 003, Mbox 2, Digi 002, original Mbox, Digi 001 (Mac) 13 11-26-2001 11:01 AM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:16 AM.


Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright ©2000 - 2008, Jelsoft Enterprises Limited. Forum Hosted By: URLJet.com