Low-cost portable recording

By now, most Pro Tools users realise that "native" versions will always be limited. Whether it's I/O or track count, you have to spend a lot more money on an HD system to get what you want. There is no middle ground. It's $3000 or $30,000.

So when I came across this, I was salivating. That's right... read your way through the first few pages.

An M-Audio ProFire Lightbridge with Pro Tools M-Powered 7.3, 7.3.1, 7.3.1cs1 or 7.3.1cs2 will give you 32 channels of simultaneous I/O, not the limited 18 mentioned in the disclaimer on the M-Audio website.

Thanks to ebay and willing sellers, I have Pro Tools M-Powered 7.3.1 and a ProFire Lightbridge. I can confirm that this combination will indeed record on 32 tracks simultaneously. Since I have no A/D converters, I haven't tried this with actual audio signals feeding the thing.

2 Responses to Low-cost portable recording

  1. 3269 ADA, where are you? - Spanspek 2010-05-16 19:04:31

    ...and Pro Tools As you may know, I have the buggy version of Pro Tools M-Powered, which allows 32 tracks of simultaneous recording, and an ...

  2. 4243 Out of disk space - Spanspek 2010-10-04 21:34:17

    ...Macbook Pro. I still want to go there, but one of the older ones with two Firewire ports, to make a schmokin' portable recording system (just snared another 16-channel converter).When I...

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