Hello, I am new to the forum, so thank you everyone for your time.
My question is:
I do home recording and I am setting up a studio for recording bands.
I have thoroughly researched mixers and have chosen either the Behringer Eurorack Pro 1202FX Rack Mixer located at:
or the Behringer XENYX 1222FX located at:
For routing the mixed signal from the mixer onto my PC, I use the Behringer U-Control USB. I currently use the Behringer XENYX 802 Mixer, which is the same as the 1222 except with only two mic preamps instead of 8. Currently, I use the mixer as an audio interface and have no complaints, using external hardware really helps with latency when recording.
But the main point of my question is this:
Is the way to go a mixer like the ones mentioned above or a FireWire audio interface such as the FirePod FP10?
The only possible problem with the mixer route that I foresee is the fact that my Behringer U-Control USB sends the signal, already mixed from the mixer, to my computer in either a stereo or mono signal (I choose in my recording program). So I feel that I will loose a lot of versatility by using a mixer because I will only be able to EQ that single track. I think I should be in the clear if I mix well and EQ using a 31 band EQ.
The FirePod FP10 would give me the versatility of tracking the drums in 8 separate tracks, one for each mic used. Then I would EQ accordingly for each track.
What do you guys suggest I choose? The mixer or the FirePod? Or a completely different route entirely?