32 track live recording set-up
trying to go from a 18 track 002rack digidesign system to anything that will allow 32 simultaeneous record tracks, information is hard to come by!
system idealy needs to run from a macbookpro which unfortunately only has firewire400,
possibly something along the lines of 4 by octopre into m-audio lightpipe interface.
questions; what is the track limit of firewire 400?
what is the simultaeneous record track ability of Ardour?
I need to end up with something that is easily transferable into a protools session for others to mix ect. I would be doing that step on an as required basis.
I am recording every concert for a folk artist who is transitioning fron a two musician show to a four or five musician show.Long term archive of each show will be kept for future live album usage.
any suggestions welcome,
protools hd not very suited to constant road use not sure how a g5 or similar would handle that sort of use also would be too messy to set up pc screen ect. at every gig