So I know this thread is on many other sites, specifically jwsound, but I would like to get the take from post audio minded people, not just production sound guys. I am looking at the Nomad 6 pretty seriously instead of a 744/442 combo.
My main concern was max sample rate, but it has been said that 96k is possible and 192 is possible with track limitations.
I take production sound/eng gigs on the side to supplement my post endeavors until they increase to the point of sustaining me financially, so having a mixer is great.
Anyone have any thoughts/ideas on the nomad and how it may not be what I am looking for. I considered the 552 until I found out of the sample rate cap and not being able to name files. The naming convention has not really crept into any thread so I am assuming you can name all your files and tracks accordingly since so many Film mixers are considering them and purchasing them.
I am looking at doing the upgrade to something with at least four recording tracks. With the 744 I still have to purchase additional preamps to utilize 3/4, so the price range of a 744/442 combo is right in the area of the nomad 6. I would love to get something bigger and more tracks like the 788 or deva of some form, but I cannot quite justify that purchase.
What are your thoughts on the Nomad and what may be some things I am overlooking? It seems like the perfect solution for me, high inputs for eng mixing, and ability to multitrack record when I am doing sfx recordings.