Originally Posted by rparmar
Hence my smilie!
But given the long list of stuff that hasn't worked out for the OP, it might be good to knock the problem on its head with "overkill" and then forget about it forever. That's what I did. And that's what I convinced a friend to do last month.
Never look back.
that what I've usually done, then I end up with something mediocre sounding with features I never use and $500+ out of my pocket
there's actually a lot of talk about the DACport on Gearslutz so this might be my ticket plus a small recording interface for around $100 to $150 in case I ever need to record something and I'll be good
my priority is DA and headphone amp quality, I don't record guitar/bass anywhere nearly as much to justify buying something decent for it, and I don't even have a microphone anymore (sold my SM7B after sitting unused for almost a year) so buying a recording interface would be a huge waste of money if I want to get the quality I'm looking for
and to further justify my reasoning, here's some pictures of my set-ups back when I actually required a recording interface
that's when I had the original Duet
those were from when I had the Steinberg MR816 X, I originally bought it along side the ONE so I could have all my recording set up (specially for drums) but also be on the go with the ONE, I ended up never buying enough microphones to record drums since everyone just wanted modern fake sounding drum which I could just program myself, so that's when I knew it had to go
Duet 2, at that point I began selling all my analog synths, guitar amps, monitors etc. so it became an overkill (2x4 in/out)
this is why I don't want to get something that's more than exactly what I need anymore, even the ONE I have now is more than what I need 99% of the time, I've recorded guitar and bass for two tracks since buying it and plugged my guitar into my DAW to jam out just a handful of times
what's funny is that while I kept upgrading my recording equipment and synths, I kept making more and more money off electronic music that require less and less recording of anything
Edited by ohmicide - 7/15/13 at 2:38pm