Topic: “Newbie Seeking Recording SetUp Advice”
https://forum.rme-audio.de/viewtopic.ph … 21#p153621
Thank you for the blog and the pictorial depiction of ADI-2 Pro integration. Macro views cleared up a lot of doubts. Now I can dive into micro.
Thank you for the <interface+footprint> approach idea for putting together a setup. Makes sense and minimizes number of devices and wastage of time, money and space. I am reading up more on each device and accessory on your list to understand the whole idea fully. Will revert for more advise in fine-tuning the way ahead that might take more time than I originally thought this would -I am glad I consulted you all before rushing into random and impulse purchases. RME has my gratitude for running this forum.
I just started reading up on the mics you suggested, their audio samples, history and basic design & engineering inside. God, these are works of art - Neumann mics seem to be like the microphone equivalent of Renaissance paintings. Thank you for the compilation. I thought I could get away with one multi-polar mic for all jobs but your list for diverse purposes does have a point. I can chalk out a long path towards acquisition over a period of time. U87 and, at the other extreme, SM57 might possibly be the first ones I need to start looking around for the present indie feature I am in the preproduction of.
Adding to my ADI-2 Pro, a combo of <UFX-II+ & 12Mic> or <UFX-II+ & one or two QuadMic> and ARC USB might be the best possible solution for a three-device-or-less future-proof setup for a Thunderbolt/USB interface with TotalMix FX, 8+ I/O, AD/DA and monitoring?
Could you or any of fellow members kindly recommend:
A) a highly reliable pair of near-field monitors too for mixing and mastering in 2.1 in the most objective way? (<$4000) I am presently drawn to Focal Solo6 Be 6.5". My first and last pair was Yamaha HS8 that I don't own anymore.
B) a pair of open-backed and a pair of closed-back headphones for the same?
C) Also, forgive me, if I sound amateurish but I am a one-man-crew trying to capture the best possible sound from filming location but one who tends to focus more on video than on audio since I have only a pair of hands and a pair of eyes. The 32-bit float recording tech with 770dB headroom offered in Sound Devices MixPre field recorder/mixer, for the first time in my life, gave me that freedom to ignore the audio levels on recorders. The same or much similar feature is available in any present or future RME interface that forgives all sins committed on location (or studio)? And could such a 2-in/2-out RME device be further expanded into a new portable product with added SD-card recording functionality and built-in battery for field/location/on-camera recording/mixing?