My UR44 arrived today woohoo! If you hate reading, just skim the bolded sections and the question at the bottom.
So, as a follow-up to my Cubasis vs Cubase iC Pro thread here and after Carlos responded to my 1st Q but not my 2nd, I was wavering on which iPad app to purchase.
Firstly, I really wasn’t looking for a recording only app as I have the iPad 2 which I think is only 16bit and if I were to use an iPad for serious recording would want 24bit (even though I was impressed with the quality - see below)
Secondly, I was continuing my search for a possible live venue solution. My wife and I do some gigs with backing tracks and I am trying to “carry light” without sacrificing quality and flexibility.
So instead of dropping $49 for either one of these, I opted to shell out half and get Auria light. Unpacked the UR44, grabbed my iPad, plugged in the camera connection kit, set the compliant switch on the back of the UR, plugged a JVC cassette deck into inputs 5 & 6 (I am transferring some tapes for a friend). Powered everything up and voila, Sweetness! I was worried about some of the noise issues I’ve read about but nada!
Plugged a dynamic mic in and checked all the inputs. Played with the routings, recorded voice, and a piano solo from the cassette tape checking the differences with the Dolby switches. Wow, sounds great - so far so good!
NOW, I’m still curious about which app to purchase the FULL version. Auria is nice but it only has two screens - console & edit which works. But, what I’ve seen of Cubasis, I think the split screen might make it more efficient changing FX on channels in a Live setting. One of the other uses would be as an easy way to add 4 inputs to our FOH mixer at church. This would allow the sound guy to have just the iPad as opposed to another mixer sitting on top of the desk and the ability to zero in with effects those four instruments while utilizing just one FOH channel.
Anywho (sorry for my windy story!), anyone have input between Auria & Cusasis considering the above?