DIGITAL RECORDING

 

WE RESEARCHED FOR YEARS BEFORE COMING TO A DECISION ON DIGITAL RECORDING. WE WANTED A MACHINE THAT WOULD BEHAVE IN MANY RESPECTS THE SAME AS OUR 24 TRACK ANALOG MACHINE. ONE OF THE BIG DRAWBACKS WE FOUND IS THAT MOST DIGITAL RECORDERS WILL ONLY RECORD 8 TRACKS AT THE SAME TIME. WE HAVE HAD SITUATIONS WHERE WE HAD TO HAVE 16 TRACKS ON THE GO AT ONE TIME. THEN WE FOUND THE ALESIS HD 24. IT IS A STAND ALONE 24 TRACK RECORDER THAT WORKS VERY SIMILAR TO OUR ANALOG DECK WITH A FEW ADVANTAGES. NO TAPE COSTS. THE STORAGE IS ON HARD DRIVES. THE TRACKS CAN BE MIXED LIKE OUR ANALOG TRACKS USING THE SOUND BOARD AND TWO HANDS OR THEY CAN BE LOADED DIRECTLY INTO A COMPUTER AND MIXED USING THE LATEST VERSION OF SONY'S VEGAS SOFTWARE. WE CAN LOAD SOME OF THE TRACKS INTO THE COMPUTER TO FREE UP TRACKS ON THE DECK THUS ALLOWING US TO GO BEYOND THE 24 TRACK THRESHOLD. LIFE IS GOOD.