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Harley Hexxe

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Focusrite Scarlett 18i20
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Hey Gang,

    G.A.S. strikes! I took the plunge and ordered the 18i20 interface, and it came yesterday :whoohoo!:

    Now to get it set up and running, and let's see what we can get out of it.  Hopefully soon, I'll be able to post some clips from it.

     Harley 8)
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Re: Focusrite Scarlett 18i20
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Hey Harley, cool, they certainly look the goods  :thumb-up: and IIRC come with a cut back version of protools ?
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Re: Focusrite Scarlett 18i20
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Hey Richard,

    Yes it does, but it's a bare-bones version of Pro Tools, the same with the version of Ableton you get with it. You have to buy your own DAW. It's alright, because down the road, I may just buy a complete version of Pro Tools to learn how to use it. In the meantime, I'm going to try to get the Cubase DAW going after I get this thing properly configured.
    I ran into a bit of a snag yesterday when I was downloading the drivers. It seems it was trying to install a USB driver that isn't for Windows, but for a Mac, and that won't work in here. I plan to go to the support page and see what kind of help that will be this morning.
   I'll keep updating this as I go along.

  Harley 8)
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Re: Focusrite Scarlett 18i20
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Nice purchase, Harley!  I've got two of them and I know you're going to love it!
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Nice purchase, Harley!  I've got two of them and I know you're going to love it!

   Hey GB,

     Two of them??? Wow, I thought this would be more than enough to get started, with maybe an OctoPre later if I need more.
      Are you using Windows to run yours?

     Harley 8)
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So Harley, did you get it up and running?

@GB what daw do you use?
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Not yet MJMP,

    I took the day off since I was tired from work last night. I've been working 7 day work weeks for the last 3 weeks to pick up the overtime while it's available.
    Plus, I need to order a pair of 1/4" to XLR balanced cables to connect my monitors to the Focusrite. I'm probably going to get a pair of monitor headphones as well. I'm looking at a pair of Audio Technica ATH-M50X.
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Re: Focusrite Scarlett 18i20
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Nice purchase, Harley!  I've got two of them and I know you're going to love it!

   Hey GB,

     Two of them??? Wow, I thought this would be more than enough to get started, with maybe an OctoPre later if I need more.
      Are you using Windows to run yours?

     Harley 8)

No, I'm a Mac Pro guy.
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Re: Focusrite Scarlett 18i20
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So Harley, did you get it up and running?

@GB what daw do you use?

I use Studio One Pro 3 on OS X Yosemite.
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Re: Focusrite Scarlett 18i20
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Not yet MJMP,

    I took the day off since I was tired from work last night. I've been working 7 day work weeks for the last 3 weeks to pick up the overtime while it's available.
    Plus, I need to order a pair of 1/4" to XLR balanced cables to connect my monitors to the Focusrite. I'm probably going to get a pair of monitor headphones as well. I'm looking at a pair of Audio Technica ATH-M50X.

Those are very nice headphones; I'd recommend the AKG K710s as well for mixing.
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Update:

    I've got the drivers downloaded and installed, and everything seems to be cool with it. I had to order a pair of TRS cable to connect to my studio monitors. Audio test shows everything is connected and working the way it should, (pretty easy in fact)! Now to download and install Cubase which I'll do tomorrow. I've also ordered a backlit keyboard for the Cubase/Nuendo DAW, and that should be here in the next day or two.

Hey GB,

    I couldn't find 710's, but I did find 701's and 712's. A bit pricey, but looks good for when I need to get into some critical monitoring. I may go with a pair of those down the road as I add more equipment to this recording setup. There are a variety of mics I'm looking at as well as, mic pre's, tube compressors, and passive EQ's. That's when I'll need more accurate monitoring.

    Harley 8)
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Hey Harley, don't forget to download the free focusrite stuff they give to focusrite owners !!!

Say may I ask what cubase keyboard you ordered? I interested in a backlit one but I can't find them over here.
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Is it the one from editors keys?
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Hey MJMP,

      So far, most of the stuff Focusrite has been offering has been 3rd party apps and such, is that what you mean?

     The keyboard I ordered is the Logickeyboard Astra, for Cubase/Nuendo. It does have the editors keys. It's pretty nice, just came today. There are 8 dealers in Belgium for these. I'll list them for you.


 
Redcorp SA
Rue Emile FĂ©ronstraat 168
   1060 Bruxelles
   Belgium
Web www.redcorp.com
Phone +32 2 558 30 00
 
Vianto
Weggestraat 13
   2170 Merksem/Antwerpen
   Belgium
Web www.vianto.be
Phone +32 3 641 63 33
 
Easy M
Fraikinstraat 12
   2200 Herentals
   Belgium
 
Web www.easy-m.be
Phone +32 1 428 66 66
 
Double Precision
Muinkkai 73
   9000 Gent
   Belgium
 
Web www.doubleprecision.be
Phone +32 9 233 51 59
 
Diginet
Aarschotsestraat 87A
   1801 Peutie
   Belgium
 
Web www.diginet.be 
Phone
+32 2 257 01 82
 
ES Broadcast Media
Technologielaan 3
   3001 Heverlee
   Belgium
 
Web www.broadcast-media.eu
Phone
+32 1 640 40 20
 
Integra
Naamsesteenweg 386
   3001 Heverlee
   Belgium
 
Web www.integra-belgium.be
Phone
+32 16 38 72 70
 
 Optivoks
Jean Roelantsstraat 20
   1830 Machelen
   Belgium
 
Web www.optivoks.com
Phone
+32 2 252 13 53

     I hope one of these are close to you. You should be able to check out everything they do at one of these sites.
     The keyboard comes with two USB plugs, one black, and one grey. The black is just the standard plug in for the keyboard, the grey is where you get the backlit feature. It also comes with a transparent rubber keyboard cover to cover all the keys, and keep any dust and other junk from getting into your keyboard.
   I'm glad I ordered this. It makes it much easier to use the laptop, and I prefer my trackball mouse which is a lot better than the little pad on the laptop.

   Harley 8)
 







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Yeah that what I mean.

BTW none of those dealers carry either something for pc or cubase.
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