Mixer+M-Audio Delta 44 Setup

Discussion in 'Converters / Interfaces' started by Filip, Jan 8, 2005.

  1. Filip

    Filip Guest

    I use a home setup for my recordings right now that is just me playing guitar recorded through a TB Santa Cruz and drums a Yamaha DD55 drumset ported into Reason 2.5.

    Lately, I've been wanting to upgrade to multitrack recording through Cubase (which I have) and I found that an M-Audio Delta 44 was my best bet that I saw. But I need a mixer to go with it...I was thinking either a 24 ch Behringer analog mixer or their DDX3216 digital. However a few people I know (sound guys) have said that Behringer digital products give off a 16KHz hum. One of my friends said a parametric EQ should fix it, but I'm afraid it would hurt the audio quality. My idea with the mixers would be to use subgroups or aux sends with 1 instrument (or drums/cymbals) panned to the the L and R extremes of the channels so I could in effect record 8 mono tracks at once.

    So how well would a DDX3216 work with the Delta44 and do you know about the 'hum' problem? Is it's '02 design gonna be replaced in the near future maybe? What mixer would you recommend?[/url]
  2. diziet

    diziet Guest

    I'm not sure if you could record eight mono tracks at once. I think 4 will be your limit with the Delta 44. It is a four input / four output card. To record eight mono channels you'd need to look at the Delta 1010. Maybe someone else can confirm this?

    Sorry I can't recommend a mixer. I don't have a lot of experience in that area although I do know that a lot of the guys here don't think much of behringer gear.

    Hope this helps!
  3. Filip

    Filip Guest

    I took a careful look at the Delta 44 and in the manual it said that each of its channels is stereo. There was even a screenshot from the software showing 16 level meters (8 in / 8 out) so I'm sure about that.

    My bigger issue is this 16KHz hum that I've heard about with the DDX3216. I googled and I didn't find any mention of it, but more than one person has told me they do that.
  4. imagineaudio

    imagineaudio Active Member

    Nov 24, 2004
    I have the delta 66 soundcard installed on one of my DAW's.......The delta 66 has 6 ins 6 outs......2 preamped mic ins, 2 line inputs and 2 digtal ins. For all intensive purposes, even if used to record drums, i get 4 analog ins simoutanisouly (sp/)
    2 of wich i need to use external pre's.......i would imagine the 44 would allow less.....
  5. Filip

    Filip Guest

    I meant this :http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7/g=home/search/detail/base_pid/701346/
  6. diziet

    diziet Guest

    Try the following link from the m-audio website:


    I'm pretty sure the greatest number of simultaneous ins you'll get with this is 4. The break out box only has four input sockets. Sorry I can't help with the hum problem. Not my area of expertise...
  7. diziet

    diziet Guest

    Sorry, I'm thinkin on my feet here...

    You may have seen the mixer software configured for another m-audio product (1010 maybe?) it's the same software no matter which soundcard you use. You can also link several interfaces together to get a greater numbe of inputs / outputs.

    On my 1010 interface the outputs are configured as stereo pairs in the mixer. This doesn't mean that output 1 is one stereo pair, output 2 is another (giving a total of 20 out).

    Output 1 is left, Output 2 is right etc.

    The audiophile which was my previous card had one stereo n and one stereo out giving a total of two mono inputs and two mono outputs.

    This is a quote from the link you gave:

    "The breakout box handles four balanced or unbalanced, +4dB or -10dB signal level analog inputs and outputs"

    This basically means four mono in and four mono out.

    I hope I've made this as clear as possible (probably as clear as mud!

    Be careful not to waste your hard earned cash on something that won't do the job you want it to!


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