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Help Choosing Mixer Please!!!

Discussion in 'Recording' started by chriswalker8511, Feb 4, 2009.

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  1. chriswalker8511

    chriswalker8511 Active Member

    Hi guys

    Im gunna get a new mixer but want to get either a usb or firewire one so i can plug it straight into a macbook, into logic, but i want one so each channel on the mixer will come up as an individual track in logic. Any suggestions on a mixer like that wither over 8 XLR inputs??

    Thanks
    Chris
     
  2. Link555

    Link555 Well-Known Member

    Price range?
     
  3. chriswalker8511

    chriswalker8511 Active Member

    Well I'd probably buy secondhand from somewhere like ebay or gumtree for like £400 max.
     
  4. Link555

    Link555 Well-Known Member

    Mackie -onyx 1220 with firewire card
    M-audio- ProFire 2626
    check out the presonus stuff...FP10
     
  5. chriswalker8511

    chriswalker8511 Active Member

    Thanks for the suggestions, they look pretty good. Another thing I still a bit confused on mixers, such as if i get an analog, plug it into an interface and then into my macbook, will all the channels on the mixer come up in logic?

    Chris
     
  6. Link555

    Link555 Well-Known Member

    depends on how you connect it. With your budget I would go with all in one solution.
     
  7. chriswalker8511

    chriswalker8511 Active Member

    I already have a tascam fireone interface , but does it matter what interface you have if i got an analog mixer?

    Chris
     
  8. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Well-Known Member

    "does it matter what interface you have if i got an analog mixer?"

    My interface doesn't care what you have.

    Now,
    Mixer <===> Interface
    Are polar opposites - you need a mixer if you want to mix live sound/monitors/etc. and an interface if you want to get audio data onto the computer.

    Still want a mixer?

    Phonic Helix might do what you want, no idea on the price of those.
     
  9. chriswalker8511

    chriswalker8511 Active Member

    Okay, i think I've decided just to get an audio interface but do you know if there are any with more than 8 XLR inputs?

    Chris
     
  10. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Well-Known Member

    How many do you need?

    I know Presonus make one which has about 8.
    Most of the ones larger than that will simply provide a connector for an external preamp.
    Or you can get 2 and daisy-chain them - you can do that with the M-Audio Delta series, and with Presonus gear (of the same type).

    A FP10 has 8preamps I think, along with 2 line inputs or something like that. You can daisy chain those.

    Note that you'll need a hefty PC and a good (Texas Instruments/TI) Firewire chipset to run 16 simultaneous tracks.
    Tip: record to a secondary SATA hard drive.
     
  11. chriswalker8511

    chriswalker8511 Active Member

    I dont really understand what daisy chaining is? Could you please explain as im not very good with all this terminology. Im using a macbook with 4 Gb memory, 2.4 Ghz and a 250 Gb HDD, will this be fine?

    Chris
     
  12. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    http://www.amazon.com/dp/0881889008/?tag=recording.org-20
     
  13. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    Okay....uh Chris?? Hello?

    Underneath your name on ALL of your posts and everyone elses there is a little link. aka: books to read. You need to click on it and scroll down
    through it and find one that sounds like it would be helpful to you. When you have done some RESEARCH on your own, then you'll be able to participate in a discussion of what you need to record with. ALL of these terms that folks are bandying around are very very basic 'recording language' terms. Get to know them.
     
  14. chriswalker8511

    chriswalker8511 Active Member

    okay sorry, i thought it would be ok to post here as this is 'Home, Project Studio's and Newbies
     
  15. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    Nobody said you couldnt post here or anywhere else. You've posted in at least five other places on this same subject. You only have to read the books to increase your knowledge rather than continue to ask the same questions in several different places.
     
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