Re: Looking to setup a personal recording studio
BTW, if you go the pro tools route, keep in mind that the preamps in their converters are crappy. they are pretty much considered glorified ilok dongles for PT. good thing is that the hardware works good with little effort. as a sonar user for the past 6 years, i have used several types of interfaces and once all of the bugs are worked out, is glorious. with any DAW, there is no "best" workflow will be determined through familiarity, if you go PT: go PT, digital performer: go DP, cubase: go cubase. try to stick to one that has staying power, though. the reason is so the support will be there from others in that same community. remember: safety in numbers.
what everything other than PT has going for it is the third party interfaces. if you find an interface that you like the sound of, see if it is PT compatible. or see if it has a digital out sibling via adat or sp/dif. most of the higher end stuff that is PT compatible like m-audio and digidesign will have a digital in. use the outboard preamp to get signal into the PT rig.