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Mackie D8B Vs Focusrite Scarlett

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Mackie D8B Vs Focusrite Scarlett

Postby lyn69 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:31 am

Hi All

Just out of curiosity, I borrowed a Focusrite Scarlett Soundcard and linked it up to my MAC in the studio. I wanted to hear how the D8B holds up against today's latest gadget, so I plugged in my Rode mic (with a neunmann capsule fitted) and played a little bit of acoustic guitar, then I recorded a short vocal piece. I did exactly the same thing with the D8B, taking care not use any outboard gear, or EQ on both recordings, and my conclusion. The D8B has a little more bass presence in it's sound and more than holds it's own with today's technology. Although I was very impressed with the Focusrite having a very clean sound, the D8B was right up there in terms of sonic quality and signal to noise! The D8B is connect to my Mac via MOTU 2408 mk2. What does everybody else think about how the D8B holds up today against the latest studio gadgets, especially when you consider this digital desk is now 20 years old!
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Re: Mackie D8B Vs Focusrite Scarlett

Postby Old School » Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:04 am

Hi,
It is amazing, for all it's little flaws, there is still nothing out there in its price range that comes close to what the D8B can do in terms of routing flexibility and ease of use. Nice to hear that the audio is still competitive too. If Mackie had just stuck with it's development how great could it have been?

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Re: Mackie D8B Vs Focusrite Scarlett

Postby lyn69 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:50 am

I totally agree Old School. A very underrated desk that had a few bugs in the early days that tarnished the desks reputation. I won't use anything else now and only mix in the box if I need to save time on projects in the studio and the desk still looks great!
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