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bharris22
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Postby bharris22; Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:47 am Digital Multitrack Recording for <$200?

Hi Everyone,

I have a very small analog mixer (6 inputs, 2 outputs) to which I have connected my small synth setup. I have recently begun to think about how I would record these various instruments (maybe 4-6 in total), and had thought I would replace the analog mixer with a USB mixer, thinking that the small Mackie and Yamaha mixers would output 4-8 tracks via USB. However, it seems that these small mixers only output the master out (L&R) via USB. Does anyone have a recommendation for a low-cost way to record multiple tracks via USB?

Thanks!
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chaosWyrM
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Postby chaosWyrM; Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:57 am Re: Digital Multitrack Recording for <$200?

im no expert on hardware, but i think you need an usb audio interface not a mixer.

each out would get its own track in your daw. or you could combine them for 2 stereo tracks...or 2 mono 1 stereo...you get the idea.

sorry for the stupid long link, thats amazons doing:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00QHURLHM/ref=s9u_qpp_gw_i3?ie=UTF8&fpl=fresh&pd_rd_i=B00QHURLHM&pd_rd_r=9b7250c2-4196-11e8-a0c9-4ff59c1d47b8&pd_rd_w=7TiJS&pd_rd_wg=6Zejq&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=&pf_rd_r=ZKVAV5WFB8DYP85DCMYZ&pf_rd_t=36701&pf_rd_p=8f696f0a-3abd-4660-b9bd-1931764e0008&pf_rd_i=desktop
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bharris22
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Postby bharris22; Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:47 am Re: Digital Multitrack Recording for <$200?

Thanks! I was thinking of a mixer/USB interface so that I could replace the mixer entirely when I am not recording. This one looks good, so long as the quality is there :).
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Tj Shredder
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Postby Tj Shredder; Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:13 pm Re: Digital Multitrack Recording for <$200?

The price tag you set woun't give you more than a 2-track interface, Presonus has nice gear worth the price:
https://www.thomann.de/de/presonus_stud ... r8_usb.htm
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Postby chaosWyrM; Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:59 pm Re: Digital Multitrack Recording for <$200?

Tj Shredder wrote:The price tag you set woun't give you more than a 2-track interface, Presonus has nice gear worth the price:
https://www.thomann.de/de/presonus_stud ... r8_usb.htm


that link i gave him is a 4 track for 99 bucks.
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Tj Shredder
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Postby Tj Shredder; Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:09 pm Re: Digital Multitrack Recording for <$200?

chaosWyrM wrote:that link i gave him is a 4 track for 99 bucks.


But without the knobs (called mixer surface)...
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chaosWyrM
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Postby chaosWyrM; Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:24 am Re: Digital Multitrack Recording for <$200?

Tj Shredder wrote:
chaosWyrM wrote:that link i gave him is a 4 track for 99 bucks.


But without the knobs (called mixer surface)...


he doesnt need the knobs, he needs a way to record his hardware for <$200
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Steve Bolivar
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Postby Steve Bolivar; Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:28 am Re: Digital Multitrack Recording for <$200?

Allen & Heath ZEDi-10 Mixer and 4x4 USB Audio Interface
$199
https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail ... -interface

Maybe a step closer to what you're looking for.
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bharris22
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Postby bharris22; Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:53 am Re: Digital Multitrack Recording for <$200?

Definitely closer - thanks! I was thinking a combined mixer (with knobs)/USB interface to both take the place of my current mixer for live performance/monitoring but adding in the USB multitrack recording capability.
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RichieWitch
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Postby RichieWitch; Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:06 pm Re: Digital Multitrack Recording for <$200?

What you want exists, but it costs more. And is probably Firewire. :hihi:

There are a (very) few multichannel mixers with USB audio interfaces built in, and yeah, they are hard to find in a small format like you're asking for, and you'll probably have to spend around $500. You'd be lucky to find a multi-channel audio interface in that price range, and mixers cost more because all those sliders and knobs drive the prices up fast.
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Postby kiki_90291; Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:18 pm Re: Digital Multitrack Recording for <$200?

Hard to find under $200, but if you are willing to pay more, the Roland MX-1, Behringer XR-18 and a number of MOTU products will get you there (MOTU and Behringer are controlled via your computer, the MX-1 has a control surface).
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Postby Steve Bolivar; Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:38 pm Re: Digital Multitrack Recording for <$200?

If you need more than the 4x4 USB interface/mixer there's this but for $449. (or $19/month x 24 months @ 0% financing)

Soundcraft Signature 12 MTK Mixer and USB (14x12) Audio Interface with Effects

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail ... th-effects

I have nothing to do with Sweetwater by the way, they just have good info and specs for their products.

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