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Re:Damn DATs
« Reply #15 on: April 29, 2003, 12:41:00 PM »
I'm with ToddR.  I wouldn't buy a DAT now for ANY reason.  If all you want is 16/44.1 or 16/48, go with NJB3.  Much more convienient to run, transfer to CDR, etc.

I love mine, and can attest it works beautifully with the UA5.

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Re:Damn DATs
« Reply #16 on: April 29, 2003, 01:07:51 PM »
Don't get me wrong--I was just giving some more info on the JB3.  Personally, I'm split regarding the JB3.  Probably why I run one alongside a DAT.  Very nice box, great for transfers, I'd definitely recommend one over MD.  Compared to DAT, I'm not quite there.  Pretty crappy compared to DAT if you're running analog in.  Digi in, the JB3 is much better, though I still find it's meters to suck.  So unless you have a pre/AD that has good meters, the JB3 will be somewhat difficult to work with.  

My preference would be to still go with DAT if you're looking for a unit to record on for awhile (and folks will still be recording on DAT for quite some time to come).  But a new JB3 will be less money than a well-functioning used Sony D7/D8 with 7-pin cable.  If you're thinking about the HD recorders that are just around the corner, a JB3 might be a good unit in the interim until you can pick one of those Sound Devices babies up.

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Re:Damn DATs
« Reply #17 on: April 29, 2003, 01:12:27 PM »
I find the meters on the JB3 just fine.  You get used to them after a few shows, I've found.  I have made great tapes with the JB3, never ONCE had a problem with clipping or too soft after getting used to the meter layout.

And he's going to be running a UA5, with opti out, so no internal A to D there (I agree with you on your point, tho!)

I see absolutely NO reason to buy a DAT now.  More $$ for media, pain in the ass to transfer to CDR, have to maintain the bugger...  

JB3 is the way to go..!

Or lappy for 24 bit.

But given the impending 24 bit HD solutions, if I didn't have a laptop already I'd use my JB3 and hold out.

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Re:Damn DATs
« Reply #18 on: April 29, 2003, 01:50:22 PM »
so basically, if you're lazy, buy a jb3, if you wanna get out there and record, go dat... ;)

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Re:Damn DATs
« Reply #19 on: April 29, 2003, 01:52:32 PM »
No, I see DAT as a "me, too" format.  There are NO, IMO reasons to run a used machine with wearing parts that uses removable media nowadays, other than the fact everyone else does!  And if you followed that logic, bean, you'd run shepps  ;)

Sh|t, go 24 bit and buy a lappy!!  That's the way to go.

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Re:Damn DATs
« Reply #20 on: April 29, 2003, 01:58:28 PM »
No, I see DAT as a "me, too" format.  There are NO, IMO reasons to run a used machine with wearing parts that uses removable media nowadays, other than the fact everyone else does!  And if you followed that logic, bean, you'd run shepps  ;)

Sh|t, go 24 bit and buy a lappy!!  That's the way to go.

 ;D ;D ;D

nate,
  i was just messin bout the lazy thing...you're right, i'd be running shepps and so would you... ;D if he's gonna run a ua-5 , i say go w/ the jb3 also....it doesn't matter to me cause i got no optical out to run that thing....if i did, i would have one TILL the hd's came out...they are gonna be the cream of the crop.....

24 bit- "the way to go" cant wait nate ;)
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Re:Damn DATs
« Reply #21 on: April 29, 2003, 02:18:57 PM »
LOL "can't wait" is most definitely my middle name, when it comes to anything music related :D

Bean, did you see I bought my wife an ibook?  Can't wait to bring that to a show  ;)

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Re:Damn DATs
« Reply #22 on: April 29, 2003, 02:23:01 PM »
now you can have dueling lappy's..... ;) that would be the pimp.... 8)

actually, you can lemme use the other one... ;)

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Re:Damn DATs
« Reply #23 on: April 29, 2003, 02:29:35 PM »
Actually, I might be able to purchase it from my office and sell it to you.  I think they want $300 for them...  Pretty good deal, IMO, since it has a brand-new 30 gig drive and dual high capacity batteries...

But then you'd need a new a to d...  and a DVD burner...  And a DAC...

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Re:Damn DATs
« Reply #24 on: April 29, 2003, 02:34:27 PM »
i want it all but i could never go to columbus again, or anywhere else :'( thanks for the offer bro.....we'll see bout the lappy.....

just soo hard now to decide w/ the hd comin... ???

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Re:Damn DATs
« Reply #25 on: April 29, 2003, 02:35:35 PM »
bean, do you wanna be a gear slut???!!   ;)
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Re:Damn DATs
« Reply #26 on: April 29, 2003, 02:36:13 PM »
I know, so much to buy, so little $$  >:(

The offer stands, as long as my wife lets me touch that iBook!!  I can't wait to get my taper mitts on that thing

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Re:Damn DATs
« Reply #27 on: April 29, 2003, 02:53:26 PM »
dave,
   the thing is, i wouldn't get rid of my sluts....i would keep them around for years to come ;) if money allowed, i would be a gear slut... 8)

nate,
  so much to buy, so little money is right!!! >:(

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Re:Damn DATs
« Reply #28 on: May 07, 2003, 06:32:55 PM »
I would say go with DAT. If you want to have access to past recordings you'll probably want one for at home anyway. Not everyone converts to .flac/.shn, like most of us. I would go with a D8 they are tanks. Mine has never given me a problem with 60 or 90m DATS. Otherwise, I would go for a M1 or a DA-P1. I found a DA-P1 with 10hrs, never in the field for $700, and couldn't let that deal go. Just decide how much you want to spend, and ask questions. DAT is not going away anytime soon.
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