In other words, you sample your fader to get your multiplier, and you use that multiplier on every audio sample until you collect your next fader sample. I'm not trying to exist in a world where all of my needs are met by. Evaluating products by strangers comments should be done like olympic scoring. Product maturity has a lot to do with what features and how they are implemented. So if you're relaying info. Try to get a handle on how many facilities own the R100 vs.
I know you hate Mackie Audioboy, do you own one? As far as Roger's comments, if he's checked the bits, I'll take that as gospel. The d8b forums over at mackie. What do ya'll say peeps. This may make something sound different, but there is no better or worse. I would do rough levels of groups of instruments or mute things to work on sounds.
This latter approach also has the advantage of reducing the number of points at which you need to account for overflow. None have the sheer power or potential. The masterlink is also what I use as my master mixdown deck. My mainstay is computer-networking technology. What does a nicely configured d8b cost today? Can the Mackie D8B mixer sync with other devices? And I say this from experience! Let's make music and not put each others choices down. The only difference in the caddies are the fans like you mentioned which I just disconnect due to extra noise.
You can make faders with 100000000 steps, and you'll still be using about 500. My understanding is that the D8B is picky about seeing other clock timing when booting up. You can also get a great sounding mix if your signal chain sucks and everything on tape sounds like crap. DirectX Plugins on the D8B. I find the amount of patching of r-100 outputs to r-100 inputs that has to be done to accomplish some things that are simple on even a low end nnalog 8 bus board to be kind of embarassing. Your keen, insightful prognosis on my state of mind hit the nail squarely on the head. Bad capacitors or something like that.
All updates are via software updates. Its sounds better and it's quicker. My clients are extremely pleased with the final product. But when you use, say, a 9000J to track through, you already have that sound. My initial thought were to go with the Sony since it is more expensive I thought to be much better. But I do not regret the D8B bought 3 months there in 2550 is excellent and is much easier to use than I imagined.
The weak automation undo, available buffers , shitty storage of titles floppy are some of the things that put a big crimp in the R100. At least, lets have shelving filters on the middle bands but I'd prefer all bands to be full range. I'm not even defending my purchase. Before I used a Mackie and I've always given me that but happiness. I had some of the same thoughts a lot of people on these forums have about the extra 10K street price for the R-100 but let me tell you I don't regret going with the Sony one bit even with it's flaws which in no way do any of them hurt me. Still, steps but if Sony managed to smooth them through a ramp, that's fine. Heck man I'll track all day anywhere any day on a Mackie, granted you give me the proper mic.
All in all the darn thing works very well. There were of course also track and bus assignment buttons, and effects sends, etc. Talkback Mic Slate to Tape. I am now using an Apollo system of 3 thunderbolt units. Start doing fades or pans and they're going to sound different at some point because everyone does the number crunch slightly differently. I decided to miniaturize and spend the difference on high quality signal processing. Why do I have to name the second channel of any linked pair manually? And I know the channels can all vary to a degree.
I found the sound to be sooooo close! I know my limitations, and I know what to expect out of my gear, and I've seen other cats use my shits and take it to a higher level, and that's why I'm on this forum a few hours a day. As for the Aardvark Sync, I understand it's a nice unit, too, and a fairly popular choice. And it was less than 7 hours, given the mix had over 60 tracks on the first place. Oh, and it sounds better than the boards that are twice the price too. The same research that says 7:1 good to bad ratio. Tell me more about how you utilize the Massenburg plug-in, I've heard nothing but great things about it. Glad I'm not holding my breath though.