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tascam us-1800

Discussion in 'Recording' started by kyleboy1993, May 14, 2011.

  1. kyleboy1993

    kyleboy1993 Active Member

    i am new to inter faces i was kinda dumb and bought a alesis multi mix 6 thinking i could have 6 sepperate channels in my software i was gonna do a guitar and mic at the same time but it all comes out in one mono channel in my software does the tascam us-1800 come out like that 2 >?? i just dont wanna fork out the cash for the same problem i need to mic my drums and adjust each drum afterwards
  2. jimmys69

    jimmys69 Active Member

    I believe you have 2 separate 'mono' channels to your software with this man. Just pan the inputs opposite each other.

    To answer your 1800 question, it is able to send 16 total separate mono tracks (two of them digital which involves a separate preamp with digital outs). It has has 10 preamps. You can however use your alesis multi mix 6 as 2 more preamps giving you 12 separate (preamped) inputs. Big bang for you bucks.
  3. kyleboy1993

    kyleboy1993 Active Member

    ok so the alesis isnt a total waste lol thanks man
  4. jimmys69

    jimmys69 Active Member

    Not at all. Actually, I use a cheap mixer on occasion for their preamps to record scratch tracks. The last 4 line inputs of the 1800-1641(same thing) need a preamp to utilize. Cheap mixers work well for this purpose.

    You will get much better results by upgrading to an actual interface, than you will trying to use a mixer that has been adapted for computer hookup.

    Your purchase is however not a complete loss. :)
  5. kyleboy1993

    kyleboy1993 Active Member

    i love forums soo much wisdom thanks man
  6. jimmys69

    jimmys69 Active Member

    No problem dood.

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