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Yamaha N12 or N8

Discussion in 'Recording' started by stuartblance, Sep 9, 2008.

  1. stuartblance

    stuartblance Active Member

    I am a solo Singer Songwriter looking to upgrade my current system of Focusrite Saffire (want a more hands on approach), also use my AW16G which is easy but I find all my recordings sound very samey on it.
    I would mainly be recording guitar vocal, max 3 chanels - mic'd guitar, di guitar (taylor T5) and seperated vox via reflection filter.
    would probably double or harmonise vocals and possibly send some of these out via an amp and bring back into mix.
    So adding that up most of what I want to do can be done on N8, however does this limit me to 8 tracks only.
    I think I am probably going to go for N12 or wait and maybe go for either onxy16 (with firewire card) or ZEDR16 so I have more flexibility.
    Appreciate any advice, just want to keep things simple so I can concentrate on the music.

  2. SeniorFedup

    SeniorFedup Guest

    after googling all those products i come to realize its up to you.
    but if you want my opinion, digital audio does Not require big mixers.
    get protools digi 002 or 003 that comes with hands on functions. and for a un-samey sound l'd say, get the brick.
  3. stuartblance

    stuartblance Active Member

    Thanks for the advice

    please excuse my ignorance - whats the brick?
  4. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    The N8 and N12 are control surfaces as well as interfaces so, I would say they are a reasonable option if you don't want to get locked into ProTools albeit LE. Having a built in compressor on each channel is a nice feature. Which one is up to you. Do you need 12 inputs at a time?

    The Brick by the way, is a tube preamp by Groove Tubes. Some people hate it. Others love it. Either way, it is likely the cheapest all tube class A preamp you will ever find.
  5. stuartblance

    stuartblance Active Member

    dont need 12 inputs, but would like to be able to mix down from more than 8 for that added flexibility
  6. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    It's a standard control surface. You just page over to the next 8. You're not bound to the first 8 channels. But, it's your money. Buy what you like.
  7. stuartblance

    stuartblance Active Member

    just asking advice of people who understand audio recording more than I do as a musician.
    I didnt realise the N8 had that feature - in which case its all I really need.
    saving me £200 - cheers
    who do I make the cheque out to? lol

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