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recording simultaneous tracks?

Discussion in 'Recording' started by AlphaQuam, May 27, 2003.

  1. AlphaQuam

    AlphaQuam Guest

    I'm fairly new to the whole recording scene. I currently have a PC with a small 4 channel mixer, a couple compressors, and a mic pre. I'm wondering... what is the simplest solution that will allow me to record multiple tracks at once on my computer? I have FireWire and USB 2.0 and room for a PCI card as well. I would need like 4 in at once. Any suggestions?

    Thanks :)
     
  2. Ethan Winer

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    > what is the simplest solution that will allow me to record multiple tracks at once <

    The key is having a sound card with more than two inputs. There are a lot of such cards, ranging from not too expensive to very expensive.

    Also have a look at my recent article from EQ magazine, which explains a lot about the basics of connecting a mixer to a computer DAW. Here's the page:

    http://www.ethanwiner.com/articles.html

    Then find "Using a mixer with a DAW" at the top of the list.

    --Ethan
     
  3. AlphaQuam

    AlphaQuam Guest

    oh man, that is exactly what i was looking for! thanks for the tip!
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