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MIXER HELP PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

Discussion in 'Recording' started by simran, Mar 24, 2006.

  1. simran

    simran Guest

    HEY BROZ I NEED A MIXER FOR MY HOME STUDIO
    WHICH HAS
    FIRE WIRE COMPATIBILITY
    ATLEAST 18 INPUTS
    INDIVIDUAL CHANNEL STREAMING
    GOOD BUILT IN EFFECTS WHICH SHOULD GET RECORDED IN THE DAW

    MY BUDGET IF OF 600$ :cool:
     
  2. pr0gr4m

    pr0gr4m Well-Known Member

    You are asking for something that:
    A. Doesn't exist
    B. if it did exist it would cost way more than $600
    C. is not really an ideal device to be used for recording

    Ok, I don't really know if one exists or not...but I've never seen one.

    Most mixers that include effects are designed for live use, not recording. The effects on those type of mixers are only applied to the main or aux stereo outputs which makes them less useful in a recording application.

    Go to http://www.mackie.com. They make good mixers with all sorts of options. You'll find ones with many inputs, Firewire interfaces and built in effects, but they don't make one with all three.

    So, you may want to look into saving a bit more money and buying a couple different devices to handle what you need.
     
  3. simran

    simran Guest

    OK SIR THENN U PLZ SUGGEST ANY MIXER
    I WILL EXTEND THE BUDGGET UPTO 600$
     
  4. simran

    simran Guest

    OK SIR THENN U PLZ SUGGEST ANY MIXER
    I WILL EXTEND THE BUDGGET UPTO 600$
     
  5. zemlin

    zemlin Well-Known Member

    It isn't clear to me what you want to use the mixer for. What are you doing to do with the effects? If you're recording into a computer, you'll have better effects in your DAW than you'll have in a cheap mixer.

    A MOTU Traveler is a nice rig - you get 4 mic inputs through firewire for $850. That's not too far out of your price range.

    18 tracks with firewire & good effects for $600 :lol: ? You can get close if you add a thousand bucks to your budget and get a Mackie Onyx 1640 plus the firewire board. Still no effects though.
     
  6. simran

    simran Guest

    basically i am 15 yrs of age
    we bunch of boyz have a band
    i wanted a mixer to connect all our guitars , tablas , keyboards, flutes and recorded to the daw
    hence i also wanted to create individual track for individual instrument ir u can say input :cool:
     
  7. pr0gr4m

    pr0gr4m Well-Known Member

    When using a DAW, an external mixer is not really needed. So what you do need is a device to get audio into your computer. You asked for at least 18 channels and that may be a bit out of your budget.

    The Tascam FW1804 is a nice simple device that you can use. It comes with 8 audio inputs, 10 digital inputs via ADAT and SPDIF. Of course, to use the ADAT or SPDIF ins, you would need an additional device, but for getting started, the 8 analog ins should be fine.

    For effects, since you are using a DAW, you should just use effect plug ins within the DAW. Check out link removed for all sorts of plug-in information.

    The DAW will allow you to mix the signals and add effects and you can send the audio back out to the Tascam unit and to your speakers. Voila.

    there are alternatives to the Tascam unit. M-audio's 1814 is one of them.

    A step up from those devices would be the MOTU Traveller.
     
  8. zemlin

    zemlin Well-Known Member

    Start waitching eBAY for an old MOTU 24i (it's what I use). You should be able to get one for around $350. That will give you 24 inputs through a PCI card (laptops need not apply). You can run your instruments straight into the analog inputs (1/4" TRS plugs). Beg, borrow, or buy a used mixer with enough inputs for your mics. If the mixer doesn't have direct outs, you can pull individual tracks out just after the preamps with the inserts (assuming the mixer has them).

    Assuming you already have the software, you'll be ready to get started.
     
  9. Moseph

    Moseph Guest

    Oh, it exists. I just doubt that it's very good.
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  10. saemskin

    saemskin Active Member

     
  11. pr0gr4m

    pr0gr4m Well-Known Member

    He did say at least 18 channels and "Good" effects. But the point is made.
     

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