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Discussion in 'Recording Studio' started by King Boo, Sep 18, 2011.
podx3 or podhd
Features, stability, integration.
A solid Pro Tools rig (particularly an HD one) is a reliable thing. AVID cater to the professional market, including same day service and replacement on hardware to professionals who pay for it.
Despite not having a few features that a musician or home studio owner would regularly use, it has a lot of features that those in post-production DO use.
It is a very powerful program that does a LOT of things. THAT is why people use it. Also, they design and build completely integrated systems. They design the hardware and software to work seamlessly together, and while their lower end interfaces are meh... the higher end stuff (particularly when supplemented with Apogee or similar) is really quite good.
Reaper is not a post production program at all for one, also, it lacks things like a score editor and while an amazing program for its price, lacks some features a professional would use (including things like SMPTE or EBU integration for work with consoles)
This looks like the best answer to me. I even remember someone saying the pod HD was the poor man's axe FX. (no offense of any kind)
I have seen plenty of sweet results done with it too. You should check out Ola Englund's new videos. He gives a great example ofpossibilities with it.
Excellent answer IMO.
But honestly, it all depends on what your real needs are. I personally am nowhere near profesionnal and REAPER does the job for me.
I have never been a huge fan of protools but I must admit it will always be a good software.
Maybe, try REAPEr in its evaluation version and see if you like it for what you need to do.
EDIT: Sorry for double post.
POD HD bean.
200 bucks cheaper than the pro, 100 less than the 500, same amps and effects. I bought one for recording and it just kills.
It was a question for an alternative to Axe, so how come Pro Tools/Reaper thingy gets into this?
And to answer original Q - decent amp (the one You mentioned ain't one), cab and mic or amp and cab sims or preamp and cab sims. Or Pod if You have to.
I think it is better to start with the basics and go from there then get a thing that does 20 things at the same time beyond your control.
Why waste money building up to something that does a lot?
Just buy what can do what you need it to and if it has a bit of a learning curve go with it and take the time to get familiar.
How about just get a real tube amp?
FXpansion offers a VST to RTAS tool. I haven't actually used it but I have been eyeing it from time to time. (If anyone has used it please share your experience with it.)
Glitchy. Some VSTs wrap well, others definitely don't
I've had sticky dreams about the Vetta
Eleven Rack w/ Expansion Pack