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which firewire interface?

Discussion in 'Converters / Interfaces' started by mousepotatoe1028, May 19, 2006.

  1. hi. I need help on which firewire audio interface to choose. Ive been decided on a saffire for months now but i only juts realised its got like 4 inputs! i want to be able to record drums(7 mics), synths, guitars and stuff so i need like at least 10 inputs preferably. The thing about saffire which really got me was its onboard processing, foscurites wicked software and plug ins etc, but there just arnet eniough inputs for drum miking. The other one i was looking at was the Hercules 16/12 FW but i have no idea what kind of quality is it coz i cant find anyting on the net. It seems really really cheap for that amount of inputs and features, i just dont understand. I cant even find out who makes it. Anyone have any experience with this or have any other ideas for me? thanx a lot. isaac.
     
  2. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Guest

    mousepotatoe1028, all you need is the Mackie Onyx 1640. 16 microphone inputs with onboard analog to digital and Digital to analog converter's output to a FireWire port. Plug that into any reasonable computer with a FireWire input and that is all you need to start tracking up to 16 simultaneous tracks with the included software bundle of Traction! Way to go! Got a laptop with FireWire? Now you are a mobile studio! You just need a decent large-size external hard drive with FireWire or USB 2.0 connectivity for storage purposes.

    Practical without limitations
    Ms. Remy Ann David
     
  3. mud5150

    mud5150 Guest

    if you like the saffire you could check out the saffire pro its got 26 in 26 out and is really inexpensive no reviews yet so far but I'm sure its at least as good as the original saffire. I don't like the mackie mixers cause your stuck with 2 outputs.
     
  4. RFrecordings

    RFrecordings Active Member

    You could also check out the Phone Helix 24, which has 16 mic inputs and a firewire interface that streams individual channels. I haven't used it yet, but the people I've contacted about it say that it's a great piece of equipment. I plan on getting it very soon for my studio.

    http://www.zzounds.com/item--PHOHELIX24FW
     

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