Help with what hardware I should use

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by yzfwv, Dec 21, 2004.

  1. yzfwv

    yzfwv Guest

    I have a question about being able to record live into a PC. I need to get 3 guitar, 2 mics, and a mic'ed up drum set into my PC, or laptop. I have cubase to record on and the sales person at the local guitar center was reccomending something like a firewire 410 or 1814 to get the music from the instruments to the pc. I'd like to be able to record from 8-10 sources at a time but have a budget of about $800-$1000 to spend on hardware. I was also looking at an aardvark q-10.

    What do I need to make this possible?
  2. yzfwv

    yzfwv Guest

    any suggestions? I'm about to pick up an aardvark q-10 in a week and a half and don't want to do that if there's a better alternative...
  3. Reggie

    Reggie Well-Known Member

    Dec 20, 2004
    :cool: That should be a good unit but........
    :cry: Don't expect much in the way of upgrades or support from a company that went under. Unless another company bought them out that I haven't heard about? Might do some research on the company first.
  4. yzfwv

    yzfwv Guest

    Are there any other options? How's the m-audio delta 1010 compare? I saw that is didn't have the xlr inputs.

    I'm picking the aardvark up next week and really am having my doubts about it right now so any help or suggestions would be great.
  5. yzfwv

    yzfwv Guest

    bump ?
  6. David French

    David French Well-Known Member

    Jun 19, 2002
    Don't buy the Aardvark. As Reggie has said, they have gone under, without making a public announcement I might add, and you will not want to be the owner of an unsupported product. The Delta 1010 is a nice budget card and I think you'd be happy with it.
  7. Jeemy

    Jeemy Well-Known Member

    Sep 19, 2003
    You'll need preamps for your mics too.

    I suggest getting a Mackie desk with minimum 8 preamps and the Delta. Connect the direct outs of the Mackie to the Delta and you're good to go.

    The Mackie will be useful for building a live rig too (and you can still record gigs with the Delta!)


    Try to buy both of these second-hand. Then when you need to upgrade, or if you want to, you'll get your investment back.
  8. yzfwv

    yzfwv Guest

    Thanks for the info...that's exactly what I was looking for
  9. yzfwv

    yzfwv Guest

    I picked up a motu 868 and it's working good so far.
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