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which firewire interface?

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.


RemyRAD Sat, 05/20/2006 - 10:26
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