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DigiDesign M-Box vs. Mackie Spike???

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by jokerjkny, Nov 28, 2004.


  1. jokerjkny

    jokerjkny

    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PA
    FIGHT~!

    but seriously, anyone have experience btwn the two? what did you think?

    does Protools need the MBox to work? can i use my own program i.e. Cubase, Goldwave, etc.? and anyone have any experience with Tracktion? is it a Mackie pure program, or is it a dumbed down port of Cubase? how flexible and versatile is it? and finally, the focusrite pre's vs. the mackie pre's? which did you prefer?

    which one reigns supreme!

    DigiDesign MBox

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    Mackie Spike

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  2. Droog

    Droog

    Aug 14, 2003
    PDX
    Don't know a whole lot about Spike and Traction, though it is supposed to be "musician proof". Seems like a solid piece of hardware, and I know you can use pretty much whatever software you want.

    Pro Tools does need the M-box to function. Thats just how Digi is.
     
  3. bassjamn

    bassjamn

    Jan 4, 2002
    San Francisco
    Round 1...FIIIGGGHHT!

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  4. Richard Lindsey

    Richard Lindsey

    Mar 25, 2000
    Metro NYC
    Tracktion is an excellent program. It has nothing to do with Cubase. And not much more to do with Mackie: Mackie doesn't develop it, they just market it.

    It has a great user interface IMO and is surprisingly powerful.