ADAT or Mixing Desk??

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Member Since: Feb 14, 2007

Hi Everyone,

Im new to HRC so hello to you all.

I have just purchased an EMU 1820M to start recording my band. I plan use 8 mics to record the drums and bass guitar at the same time.

1 - Kick
1 - Snare
3 - Toms
2 - Overheads
1 - Bass Amp

My question is whether to purchase a mixing desk for its preamps ie. Yamaha MG16/4 or just go with a Behringer ADAT AD800 which can plug staright into the EMU 1820M

Any thoughts would be appreciated.


Cheers.

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Cone Poker
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Since: Apr 07, 2002


Feb 15, 2007 09:05 pm

I am confused... Behringer makes a DAT? I would, at this point, reccomend not buying a DAT unit... just cause I got one and I am having a hell of a time to get it to work. I need to clean the tape heads, and then if that doesn't work find someplace to get them aligned...

Member
Since: Feb 14, 2007


Feb 15, 2007 09:08 pm

Soory its not an ADAT unit - its the Behringer ADA800

www.behringer.com/ADA8000/index.cfm?lang=ENG

High-End 8-Channel A/D & D/A Converter with Premium Mic Preamplifiers and ADATŪ Interface.

Sorry about the confusion.

Cheers.

Pinnipedal Czar (: 3=
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Since: Apr 11, 2004


Feb 15, 2007 09:10 pm

Yeah Loki, Behringer coesn't make a DAT . That ADAT8000 unit has an ADAT out... it's an 8 channel pre buit for expanding stuff with ADAT inputs . Nice bit of kit... heard alot of good about that thang .

Pinnipedal Czar (: 3=
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Since: Apr 11, 2004


Feb 15, 2007 09:21 pm

matheson8, there are advantages to both . I'm not sure if that ADAT8000 has inserts, eq, and such as a mixer would, but it will only take up a single rack space, and I heard the converters it offers are quite good .

Cone Poker
Member
Since: Apr 07, 2002


Feb 15, 2007 09:22 pm

you have confused teh moderator! you are therefore banned! lol, just kidding. Well I don't know either peice of gear so i can't comment.

Member
Since: Feb 14, 2007


Feb 15, 2007 09:27 pm

The ADA8000 doesnt have inserts or eq but will connect to the EMU 1820M through the ADAT connection. Which is nice and simple.

Faze 2 Studios
Member
Since: Aug 15, 2005


Feb 15, 2007 11:17 pm

i have a Yamaha mg 16/6fx, and like it to the max. the preamps sounds VERY good for there price. Id go with the mixer just because.. its really always nice to have a mixer around. plus the 16/4 is very cheap. can get it new for like 240 on Musicians frined from what i remember.

thats my 2 cents.

-melty

Prince CZAR-ming
Member
Since: Apr 08, 2004


Feb 16, 2007 09:18 am

I've got the 16/4, and like it very much as well. I've not heard the Behringer, so I can't comment, but if the preamps are about equal, it would be nice to have the mixer functionality.

Course, with the 1820, you probably could get both, 8 analog from the mixer, and 8 adat from the ADA.

Member
Since: Feb 14, 2007


Feb 17, 2007 01:50 am

Thats a very good point - having both a mixer and the 8 channel ADA would be quite a setup.

Thanks for your comments.

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