Re: Adaptive Limiter vs. Limiter
don't worry about feeling green, blue, bile... or any other colour for that matter, there is so much to know about lots of things, but as far as I see it, as long as you keep the integrity of your ideas as first and foremost, the rest of it is just working backwards to achieve the results you want.
The duet is good, but for two channels it is expensive compared to other boxes such as the Saffire as someone has mentioned, Presonus FIrebox, M-Audio 410 (although I personally have had issues with reliability with the M-Audio stuff). The duet is more expensive for a good reason, Apogee make some of the best converters out there but the point of buying what you can afford now instead of having to replace it at a latter date is also valid. Even though the Duet is really good, it might not be suitable for you because you might want to expand on it with more channels and there's not an easy way of doing it unless you create an aggregate sound device from your system preferences which is fine, but it's more technical than you need to be.
OK, here are some questions.
1. What will be your most typical recording? Singing and guitar, just a voice?
2. Do you have a drum kit to record or is it a nice to have in the future?
3. Do you have decent rooms to record in to accomadate a drum kit?
4. Would you be able to use drum samples and just worry about recording the other instruments one at a time?
3. Do you have decent speakers to listen to everything through or are you using headphones?
4. Have you purchased any mics?
5. What else are you having to budget for?
6. What do you want to do with your recordings? Demo? Work? Hobby?
Does that help or have I made it worse!?