kristal compatability

Posted on

Member Since: Mar 19, 2007

I am using the kristal audio engine along with a delta 1010lt with a nady pra-8 pre amp. recording acoustic instruments and vocals. no midi. I like the simplicity of the Kristal audio engine for recording. My question is can I record on Kristal and then later bring my project to someone else for mixing on other software, pro tools specifically? I would appreciate any input as I am new to pc recording.

[ Back to Top ]

Eat Spam before it eats YOU!!!
Since: May 11, 2002

Mar 20, 2007 08:37 am

short answer = yes

long answer is yes, but the 'how' depends... at the very least you can render out each track and then individually reimport them into whatever else... there might be a project file like OMF that the two programs share. OMF isn't 'the project' it's just a list of whats IN the project and where it goes.

I am not a crook's head
Since: Mar 14, 2003

Mar 20, 2007 10:40 am

You should be able to bring the raw .wav files over to another program and start a new project there, but I haven't had much luck trying to open one program's project in another program. I'm sure that most of the 'big boys' will open each other's projects but I'm not sure that anybody will open Kristal's project files.

One problem that I ran into was importing .wav files that were recorded by Kristal into a project in Cubase. I'm not sure but I think that the problem was that I had somehow recorded in 32-bit format in Kristal but Cubase SE only supports up to 24-bit resolution. So I have to load everything into Audacity file-by-file and convert from 32-bit to 24-bit and then import the files into Cubase.

I didn't know about OMF Zek. I'll have to keep an eye out for that in the future.

Since: Mar 19, 2007

Mar 20, 2007 01:59 pm

thanks for the quick reply....I really don't want to have to use pro tools my self. The demo cd that came with my delta 1010lt would not run. It could not even find my sound card, so any tips are appreciated.

Related Forum Topics:

If you would like to participate in the forum discussions, feel free to register for your free membership.