[ardour-users] Control surfaces

R Parker rtp405 at yahoo.com
Tue Mar 30 09:29:27 PST 2004

I don't know anything about control surfaces. And I
wouldn't because everything I need is in a mixer.
Duane paying $1,500.00 U.S. for a DM-24 is a damned
fine argument.

I appreciate you and Duane's thoughts on getting it
right the first time.

I try to examine my immediate tasks and what will be
required several years from now. I definitely need the
minimum of 16 Mic, Line, Insert and A/D, and the 6
assignable send/return (outboard gear), six aux and
eight buss. I need the capability for 24 tracks of
ADAT. The DM-24 only ships with one ADAT bank, you
have to use expansion cards. Of course it does ship
with three TDIF banks. I interface the DM-24 to an RME
digi9652 and a Motu 2408. We have to maintain Mac
solutions in the studio.

I don't know anything about Yamaha or Behringer
mixers. I'm sure it's a very competitive market. I do
know the DM-24 and never feel it was a mistake. One of
the things that sold me, it's been a couple years, was
talking to a person that had two each of Mackie 8 Buss
and DM-24. He claimed to prefer the DM-24.


--- D R Holsbeck <drh at niptron.com> wrote:
> Here is my $.02
> Definetly RME if you can afford it, M-Audio if cost
> is an issue. You can
> always look for used gear. I am pretty sure there
> are quite a few Delta
> 1010s for sale cheap.
> I would also suggest a Tascam DM24, maybe its a
> Minneapolis thing, well
> actually I got the idea from Ron ;-) It not only
> gets you a control
> surface, but also gives you eqs, compressors,
> routing, some decent
> effects, Antares amp modeling, .... And if you look
> you can find them at
> a very reasonable price. I got mine from Musicans
> Friend for $1500 USD.
> They also have financing available. 
> I have always had a hard time mixing with a mouse, I
> need faders and
> knobs to play with ;-)
> Personaly I would spend more than I can afford to
> get a decent base
> unit, it saves a lot of money in the long run. I
> started out cheap with
> Hoontech gear, which now sits around getting dusty.
> And I ended up
> spending twice the money to get to where I wanted to
> go.
> DuWayne 
> On Mon, 2004-03-29 at 15:34, Jesse Chappell wrote:
> > George Chan wrote on Mon, 29-Mar-2004:
> > 
> >  > I just joined this list about 2 weeks ago, and
> I am
> >  > wondering what mixers and/or control surfaces
> people are
> >  > using successfully with Ardour. 
> >  > 
> >  > I was originally looking at either the Tascam
> DM-24 or the
> >  > Yamaha 01V96 mixers with an RME sound card. But
> since most
> >  > of my mixing will be done on the computer, it
> would make
> >  > more sense to just buy a control surface.  
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