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by koalaboy; Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:17 pm
You can either record 2 at a time, or look at getting a new audio interface instead which would allow 4 inputs simultaneously (and could also replace your sound card).
by skipscada; Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:23 pm
A logical setup would elimininate the mixer altogether and be based on an audio interface with 4 inputs with phantom power (if you end up using mics that require it) and hi-z setting (to plug in guitars directly, although acoustic guitars would surely sound better through a microphone, hence my advice to get 4 inputs with phantom power). Something like this: http://www.alesis.com/io4 (just an example with the specifications mentioned - I know nothing about its quality etc.)
by RunBeerRun; Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:11 pm
Soundcards cost more per input.
By the picture you'd have to record the lump sum and not really process it afterwards.
by BertKoor; Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:33 pm
However, if you use Adobe Audition you can record with both devices at the same time. That's how I did my first 4-track recordings: using two SoundBlasters.
Also instead of using Rec Out you can insert a jack cable halfway into the Insert socket of a channel. Then it will act as a Direct Out, tapping off each channel individually. Check the block diagram weather the insert is located pre or post EQ.
by BertKoor; Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:36 pm
Got any experience with mixers at all? Who owns this one?