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Quick audio interface beginner question

Discussion in 'Recording' started by thejoey57, Jan 5, 2008.

  1. thejoey57

    thejoey57 Active Member

    I'm looking for an interface that'll allow me to record- lets say a drum track-
    and be able to see each individual mic as a track on my computer screen (i'm using Ntrack) and be able to raise and lower the volume and pans of multiple tracks with this interface
    Would that have to be a midi interface?

    I have a budget of under 400

    Thanks for anything help
     
  2. moisiss

    moisiss Active Member

    No, you do not want a MIDI interface (to do what you are talking about doing anyway). A MIDI interface doesn't record, it is a way for you to get note data (midi data) into your computer.

    You want an Audio Interface. Something like this....
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    I only linked to that one in particular because I am familiar with it and I know that it is relatively easy to set up to muli-track (record multiple instruments or, in the case of a drum set, record different Mics at once with one instrument/mic per track). But there are tons more.... some more expensive, some less... it just depends on what you want to do.

    EDIT: I'm assuming that you are looking to record, mix and edit on a computer....
     
  3. thejoey57

    thejoey57 Active Member

    Ok awesome thanks

    Would you be able to recommend one with sliders for a more tactile feel?
     
  4. rockstardave

    rockstardave Active Member

    are you willing to spend $800+ ?
     
  5. thejoey57

    thejoey57 Active Member

    ha no probably not right now
    But what do you have in mind?
     
  6. moisiss

    moisiss Active Member

    Something along the lines of this....

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    There are some other mixers that connect to a computer via firewire... but I don't know much about them or how easy they are to get set up to multitrack.
     

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