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VS2480 or Digi002 Converters?

Post by poopdealer » Thu Jul 10, 2008 10:58 am

I've got drum tracks on a reel of 8 track 1/2" that I need to go into PT. Which A/D converters do you think are better? The ones on the Roland VS2480 or the digi002 (no Black Lion mod)?

I was leaning toward the Roland for sound, 002 for ease of conversion. What do you guys think?
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Post by RedCrownStudios » Thu Jul 10, 2008 4:07 pm

I have not used the roland myself but have heard cds recorded on both and the cds recorded on the roland sounded like fingers on a chalkboard. No depth of tone at all.

If i were u i would just drop a min or two down on each and see what sounds better to you. I just couldnt imagine it being thr roland.

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Post by chuckfurok » Thu Jul 10, 2008 4:27 pm

isn't all the sufjan stuff recorded on one of those Roland multitracks? That stuff sounds great!
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Post by rwc » Fri Jul 11, 2008 5:52 am

this is like choosing between being stabbed or being shot.

your choice, really.
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Post by poopdealer » Fri Jul 11, 2008 6:09 am

Stabbed or shot....

Good analogy.
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Post by RedCrownStudios » Fri Jul 11, 2008 9:09 am

Hey chuck, i guess your right. I forgot about that.

OP, screw what anyone else says. Use what ya got till ya get something better. Great records have been made on less.
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Post by oldguitars » Fri Jul 11, 2008 9:26 am

mult the tracks to both and compare...

or rent an apogee rosetta 800 for the day...


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Post by poopdealer » Fri Jul 11, 2008 10:48 am

Oh snap!
I didn't even think to do that. I do have a friend who has a Rosetta. Might just borrow that for a few hours.

Thanks for jogging the ol' noggin.
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Post by tubetapexfmr » Fri Jul 11, 2008 1:56 pm

Stabbed or shot....
Being stabbed would be much better as you're more likely to survive: less velocity of impact at the wound site, less chance of going into shock, no bullet to remove, no exit wound.

So, obviously, go with the digi002. If you can get that Rosetta, then of course go with that, but even the stock 002 will kick the Roland's ass. Plus having it as a Pro Tools session means pretty much universal compatibility for studios.

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Post by LDT2 » Fri Jul 11, 2008 2:38 pm

jessemesasavage wrote:but even the stock 002 will kick the Roland's ass.
Being that they both use the same converters and the 2480 uses 5532 opamps vs the 4580's in the Digi 002, how is the stock 002 kicking the Roland's ass?

The Digi 003 was "upgraded" with 5532 opamps.

Have you actually used a 2480 to draw these conclusions?

I have for 7 years with great success. To each his own.

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Post by evengangstersreadtapeop » Fri Jul 11, 2008 10:14 pm

LDT2 wrote:
jessemesasavage wrote: Have you actually used a 2480 to draw these conclusions?
but your straight tape transfers will be so much more useful as a pro tools session than as wav files that all start at the same time!

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Post by Jay Reynolds » Sat Jul 12, 2008 9:12 am

evengangstersreadtapeop wrote:
LDT2 wrote:
jessemesasavage wrote: Have you actually used a 2480 to draw these conclusions?
but your straight tape transfers will be so much more useful as a pro tools session than as wav files that all start at the same time!
I know of rooms that have PTHD and still tell clients to bring in contiguous files, no matter what. And I don't see how having the session in a proprietary format is going to make the project more universally compatible.
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Post by LDT2 » Sat Jul 12, 2008 12:51 pm

The 2480 does export wav files.

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Post by billkahler » Thu Apr 09, 2009 5:40 pm

Inviting anyone to check out tunes on billkahler.com - folky stuff all done on a 2480 with really good outboard pres. No fingernails and no chalkboard. If you know how to use one you can get great results. There is a pretty small margin of error as far as levels etc.
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Post by tubetapexfmr » Fri Apr 10, 2009 7:50 am

Have you actually used a 2480 to draw these conclusions?
No, but I had used the older Roland Gear (zip drive!) and always hated it. I was actually confusing the 2480 with the 1680 I think. I was really stating that the Pro Tools path would be easier now that nearly every studio has Pro Tools.

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