Suggestions for PC-Based, Multi-Track recording?

Discussion in 'rec.audio.pro' started by Will Mercer, Aug 25, 2003.

  1. Will Mercer

    Will Mercer Guest

    What would be some suggestions in devices that would allow the
    simultaneous recording of up to eight tracks via a PC running an AMD
    1800, 1GB RAM, 160GB HD, WinXP, Firewire, USB-2? I would prefer
    something that offers at least 2 mic inputs. Less than $1000 would be
    ideal.
  2. Psy

    Psy Guest

    sequinedsanta@yahoo.com (Will Mercer) lost his marbles in
    news:af4f43e6.0308241649.5dc9918@posting.google.com:

    > What would be some suggestions in devices that would allow the
    > simultaneous recording of up to eight tracks via a PC running an AMD
    > 1800, 1GB RAM, 160GB HD, WinXP, Firewire, USB-2? I would prefer
    > something that offers at least 2 mic inputs. Less than $1000 would be
    > ideal.


    you could try the Delta 1010 (www.m-audio.com) or the Layla 24
    (weww.echoaudio.com)

    --
    Paul Russell
    Muso, Producer, Songwriter, Renowned Wit and all round Egotist
    www.calamitypop.com
  3. Will Mercer wrote:
    >
    > What would be some suggestions in devices that would allow the
    > simultaneous recording of up to eight tracks via a PC running an AMD
    > 1800, 1GB RAM, 160GB HD, WinXP, Firewire, USB-2? I would prefer
    > something that offers at least 2 mic inputs. Less than $1000 would be
    > ideal.


    Aardvark Q10?
  4. "Kurt Albershardt" wrote in message ...
    > Will Mercer wrote:
    > >
    > > What would be some suggestions in devices that would allow the
    > > simultaneous recording of up to eight tracks via a PC running an AMD
    > > 1800, 1GB RAM, 160GB HD, WinXP, Firewire, USB-2? I would prefer
    > > something that offers at least 2 mic inputs. Less than $1000 would be
    > > ideal.

    >
    > Aardvark Q10?


    Will, check out the Delta 1010. There are no preamps, but if you buy mine
    for $350 then you'll still have enough money left in the budget for a decent
    preamp. The FMR RNP sells for $475 at Mercenary, and you'd still have money
    left over for shipping, cables, and hair jelly.

    Come on, somebody buy this 1010. Please.
  5. Well, gee, Thomas. Why? After all, you're getting rid of it, right! <g>

    You might have caught this about me by now, but I don't like getting rid of
    any equipment I've already purchased. Stems from, as a kid, having to get
    rid of guitars, etc., just to eat and stay alive (and sometimes just
    something to smoke). Wish I still had that Goldtop, or the Flying V and
    about a dozen other pieces of gear I've had. When I finally move to the
    MOTU 2408 mkiii I'll just move the original over to the remote recording
    rig.

    But, I know how it is and wish you luck on selling it. You did have it on
    ebay with a pointer here, right?

    --


    Roger W. Norman
    SirMusic Studio
    Purchase your copy of the Fifth of RAP CD set at www.recaudiopro.net.
    See how far $20 really goes.




    "Thomas Bishop" <bishopthomas@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
    news:Brg2b.1867$i77.470107322@newssvr30.news.prodigy.com...
    > "Kurt Albershardt" wrote in message ...
    > > Will Mercer wrote:
    > > >
    > > > What would be some suggestions in devices that would allow the
    > > > simultaneous recording of up to eight tracks via a PC running an AMD
    > > > 1800, 1GB RAM, 160GB HD, WinXP, Firewire, USB-2? I would prefer
    > > > something that offers at least 2 mic inputs. Less than $1000 would be
    > > > ideal.

    > >
    > > Aardvark Q10?

    >
    > Will, check out the Delta 1010. There are no preamps, but if you buy mine
    > for $350 then you'll still have enough money left in the budget for a

    decent
    > preamp. The FMR RNP sells for $475 at Mercenary, and you'd still have

    money
    > left over for shipping, cables, and hair jelly.
    >
    > Come on, somebody buy this 1010. Please.
    >
    >
  6. "Roger W. Norman" <rnorman@starpower.net> wrote in message
    > You might have caught this about me by now, but I don't like getting rid

    of
    > any equipment I've already purchased. Stems from, as a kid, having to get
    > rid of guitars, etc., just to eat and stay alive (and sometimes just
    > something to smoke). Wish I still had that Goldtop, or the Flying V and
    > about a dozen other pieces of gear I've had. When I finally move to the
    > MOTU 2408 mkiii I'll just move the original over to the remote recording
    > rig.


    I know what you're saying. I've listened to my dad gripe for years about
    guitars that he's sold. Dan Armstrong Junior acrylic, double-neck Les Paul
    once played by Eric Clapton, and tons of other guitars that make me drool
    and cause me to think that he's dumb. That's why I'm keeping whatever
    guitars I collect over the years. However, I did have a Flying V at one
    time and I don't regret selling that. But PA and recording equipment is a
    little different. The 1010 isn't a wonderful box. It does its job and it's
    not too expensive. But I bought a MOTU 24i, so why keep the 1010 when I
    have the equivalent to three of them in one box? I'm selling a lot of gear,
    but my Parker Fly is going to be buried with me.

    > But, I know how it is and wish you luck on selling it. You did have it on
    > ebay with a pointer here, right?


    No, I haven't put it on eBay yet. That's my next stop.
  7. Well, you can't just mention you want to sell it in a post! <g> You kinda
    have to go the extra typing step.

    I had thought about the 24i but didn't like the two outputs. I like being
    able to route everything back through the console so I can give out roughs
    at the end of the day. Just something to let them know that all the tracks
    got recorded, etc. I'm glad that MOTU took some of our suggestions.

    --


    Roger W. Norman
    SirMusic Studio
    Purchase your copy of the Fifth of RAP CD set at www.recaudiopro.net.
    See how far $20 really goes.




    "Thomas Bishop" <bishopthomas@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
    news:dfI2b.50$em.5@newssvr22.news.prodigy.com...
    > "Roger W. Norman" <rnorman@starpower.net> wrote in message
    > > You might have caught this about me by now, but I don't like getting rid

    > of
    > > any equipment I've already purchased. Stems from, as a kid, having to

    get
    > > rid of guitars, etc., just to eat and stay alive (and sometimes just
    > > something to smoke). Wish I still had that Goldtop, or the Flying V and
    > > about a dozen other pieces of gear I've had. When I finally move to the
    > > MOTU 2408 mkiii I'll just move the original over to the remote recording
    > > rig.

    >
    > I know what you're saying. I've listened to my dad gripe for years about
    > guitars that he's sold. Dan Armstrong Junior acrylic, double-neck Les

    Paul
    > once played by Eric Clapton, and tons of other guitars that make me drool
    > and cause me to think that he's dumb. That's why I'm keeping whatever
    > guitars I collect over the years. However, I did have a Flying V at one
    > time and I don't regret selling that. But PA and recording equipment is a
    > little different. The 1010 isn't a wonderful box. It does its job and

    it's
    > not too expensive. But I bought a MOTU 24i, so why keep the 1010 when I
    > have the equivalent to three of them in one box? I'm selling a lot of

    gear,
    > but my Parker Fly is going to be buried with me.
    >
    > > But, I know how it is and wish you luck on selling it. You did have it

    on
    > > ebay with a pointer here, right?

    >
    > No, I haven't put it on eBay yet. That's my next stop.
    >
    >
  8. Rainbowblade

    Rainbowblade Guest

    How about the Aardvark Q10? Has a few inserts, too.

    On 24 Aug 2003 17:49:55 -0700, sequinedsanta@yahoo.com (Will Mercer)
    wrote:

    >What would be some suggestions in devices that would allow the
    >simultaneous recording of up to eight tracks via a PC running an AMD
    >1800, 1GB RAM, 160GB HD, WinXP, Firewire, USB-2? I would prefer
    >something that offers at least 2 mic inputs. Less than $1000 would be
    >ideal.
  9. Will Mercer

    Will Mercer Guest

    Rainbowblade <1@2.3> wrote in message news:<pnlvkv8ls2osmfsinf1v02o0p8vpa7tlrf@4ax.com>...
    > How about the Aardvark Q10? Has a few inserts, too.
    >
    > On 24 Aug 2003 17:49:55 -0700, sequinedsanta@yahoo.com (Will Mercer)
    > wrote:
    >
    > >What would be some suggestions in devices that would allow the
    > >simultaneous recording of up to eight tracks via a PC running an AMD
    > >1800, 1GB RAM, 160GB HD, WinXP, Firewire, USB-2? I would prefer
    > >something that offers at least 2 mic inputs. Less than $1000 would be
    > >ideal.


    Hi. The Q10 seems to be ideal for my purpose.

    I am a recording novice and so I have a potentially stupid question:
    The Q10 advertises itself as having 8 inputs that all can be used for
    either XLR or RCA connections. Is this accomplished by having separate
    plug-ins or does the unit somehow convert the plug-ins to accomodate
    one or the other?
  10. "Will Mercer" <sequinedsanta@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    > I am a recording novice and so I have a potentially stupid question:
    > The Q10 advertises itself as having 8 inputs that all can be used for
    > either XLR or RCA connections. Is this accomplished by having separate
    > plug-ins or does the unit somehow convert the plug-ins to accomodate
    > one or the other?


    I believe the Q10 has Nuetrik Combo jacks, which accept either 1/4" or XLR.
    Go look at a picture if you can find one of the back of the Q10. Or go to
    www.motu.com and click the link for the 896. Then click "rear panel
    details." Click the link to enlarge and the picture and the bottom row
    (where you see the number 8) is where the combo connectors are.

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