dpaterson wrote: My personal opinion (which I've had for a long time) is that the price should be increased. This may not make me popular BUT I'm of the opinion that this is the main reason why Mixcraft isn't in the mainstream and never gets mentioned on vendors' websites in the list of compatible DAW software (along with "the usual suspects") i.e. it's a matter of perception (you know that saying "you get what you pay for"
TheHound wrote:Have you tried loading a track recorded on MC on to Logic or vice versa? Do you think they would sound the same?
dpaterson wrote: Sure gear and hardware has become cheaper and more affordable and does the job but there's a difference between doing the job and doing it well and reliably and for an extended period of time (and here I do still firmly believe that you get what you pay for and I don't mean in terms of features or "bang for buck" either but rather sheer component and build quality i.e. there's little point to buying some piece of cheaper or affordable gear or hardware that is packed with extras and features and more inputs and outputs and the rest but it's going to pack up, usually a week after the warranty has expired, if you just happen to look at it sideways on a bad day)
Yes, durability is another consideration for sure, though a diff thing altogether than quality of sound or features. Of course it all depends on the specifics; I'd also bet heavy money that there are some pricey pieces of gear which don't necessarily hold up all that well over time either, and that, generally speaking, most cheaper gear (discounting perhaps the very silly cheap end, like $9.95 karoke mics and the like) on average holds up very well.Rolling Estonian wrote:There's also tried and true products that have stood the test of time. Sure you could do blind tests etc but there are products out there that are industry standards for a reason. My brother has SM57s and 58's from the 80's that are still kicking despite being through hell and back.
Yes, we get your point. But when you talk about certain products not being all that, I'd like to see some of those cheap mics be around in 25 years of heavy use. Just one of the reasons that people go with tested and trusted over cheap but sounds as good as __________.
dpaterson wrote: Now there's been talk around these parts on good budget (affordable) audio interfaces. And the person in question went for the Behringer. Looks like a great unit i.e. double everything that my Focusrite has and more. Would anybody be able to tell the difference between stuff recorded on that Behringer or on my Focusrite??? I doubt it very much. But will that Behringer make its warranty period???...
Acoustica Greg wrote:
Assuming your sound device audio quality settings are the same, you'll get the same recording quality from any DAW. You're just transcribing the digital audio information.
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