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||Posted: Aug. 14 2005, 15:14
|Quote (sentinel101 Aug. 14 2005 @ 08:24)|
| @Mike: please make a DTS version of L&S ! TB2003 is incredible in DTS surround sound.|
Knowing Mercury's track record, it's likely to be released on SACD, which uses the DSD format. The quality is far higher than DTS, which is a lossy format, like MP3.
However, if Mike has done most of his work in FL Studio, it'll be limited to 44.1kHz, if my understanding is right, so much of the extra quality of SACD (or DVD-A) will be wasted.
|Quote (Hendrik Aug. 14 2005 @ 11:26)|
|I hope these files are compatible with CubaseVST or at least I hope that I can convert these with Wavelab!|
They won't be. U-myx is a stand-alone system, which includes the software for mixing with. There are still ways you could get stuff out of there and into something else, but that's not the intention - it's really a thing like a musical game to keep record buyers entertained than anything for serious remix work.
Studios going soft...well...
I'd say it's a very popular thing for smaller studios. People often go to the big ones because of the equipment they have, so they're proudly flaunting their collections of vintage analogue equipment. When a large studio does 'go soft', it's not likely to be a case of them chucking everything out and buying a copy of FL Studio. They'd be more likely to base it around something like Digidesign's ICON, or one of its predecessors, which gives all the functionality of a conventional mixer, but using Pro Tools to provide the processing (which isn't carried out on the computer's processor itself - although it can be - but on dedicated DSP boards fitted to the computer). An example would be Jeff Wayne's studio, where his famous album The War Of The Worlds was recently remixed.
I don't think it's a bad idea to go down the latter route, especially for someone like Mike who was coming from having mixed everything digitally anyway - whether it's a good idea to chuck out a top-end analogue desk and replace it with a Pro Tools system is another matter.
Whether it's a good idea to go down the route Mike's gone in...well, if I were him, I'd be going up to the latest high end system, to get the best quality possible, rather than something which, as far as I can make out, is limited to what's now considered a fairly low sampling rate. I'm not sure Mike can hear the difference, though. If he's happy with it, and can create the music he wants to with it, then that's that. The system he's chosen isn't one I'd recommend for the way he used to work, but if he wants to work in a different way now, and is happy with the sound he's getting, then it's an acceptable choice that he's made.