I/O Box Suggestions

Discussion in 'Microphones & Recording' started by RobertPhilbeck, Oct 5, 2003.

  1. I'm shopping for a box that will allow me to transfer tracks off my 8-track reel into a software program like Cubase SX or Samplitude (both of which I am demoing) for mixing.
    I've been recommended the Delta 1010 and/or the Echo Layla 24. I could go with either, but wanted to see what else might be out there for me to check out. I am new to software recording and mixing so feel free to speak in laymens terns.

    Thanks,
    Robert
     
  2. mjones4th

    mjones4th Active Member

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    Also consider that you might find it much more economical to buy a two input soundcard and just record two tracks from your eight track at a time. Unless you plan on doing multitrack recording in the future.
     
  3. Tape has a tendancy to stretch just a little, or never rewind to the same exact location, so there would be more variables there than I am willing to tolerate. Thanks for the suggestion though.

    Robert
     
  4. laptoppop

    laptoppop Guest

    Another quality option is the Aardvark Q10 - handles 8 channels at one time, and has high quality preamps and converters.

    -lee-
     
  5. lorenzo gerace

    lorenzo gerace Active Member

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    I assume hat if you're demoing Cubase or Samplitude you already have some kind of soundcard for your system; in this case I'd investigate some RME 8 ch I/O box, like the ADI 8 Pro or ADI 8 DS (for double sampling rates): quite affordable for the quality they offer as converters, plus they have a slew of other features that make them really handy, like Word Clock I/O, TDif, ADAT and analog I/Os, so they can be used as format converters too. Lots of users (myself included) used them with great success.

    If you ave the budget an Apogee Rosetta 8 Ch would be a very sweet converter, but maybe a bit of an overkill if you only need it to trannsfer 8 track reels of tape to DAW.

    Hope this helps

    L.G.
     
  6. mjones4th

    mjones4th Active Member

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    Didn't think about that Robert. But digital multitrackers like SX have all sorts of facilities to fix these sorts of problems.

    Just my 2 cents. There, I'm broke.

    mitz
     
  7. Solar

    Solar Guest

    Got mac?

    Metric Halo 2882 if you got the cash.
     
  8. bopmachine

    bopmachine Active Member

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    :tu: RME Multiface. I have been doing just exactly this, but with Samplitude. It's easy, it works, and sounds great!
     

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