I/O Box Suggestions

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' 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.

  2. mjones4th

    mjones4th Active Member

    Aug 15, 2003
    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.

  4. laptoppop

    laptoppop Guest

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

  5. lorenzo gerace

    lorenzo gerace Active Member

    Jan 27, 2002
    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

  6. mjones4th

    mjones4th Active Member

    Aug 15, 2003
    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.

  7. Solar

    Solar Guest

    Got mac?

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

    bopmachine Active Member

    Jan 17, 2003
    :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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