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Offline Brent

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USB Recording interfaces.
« on: March 16, 2013, 04:57:22 AM »
Anyone have any experience here?

Looking to pick something up for recording purposes, mostly line ins from synths, maybe the odd guitar or mic. Price limit around $300

Looking for input?
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Re: USB Recording interfaces.
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2013, 06:45:45 AM »
Scratch this. Got a quad capture. Seems pretty slick.
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Re: USB Recording interfaces.
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2013, 04:06:36 AM »
I have a Roland/Edirol UA-25 that have used with both PC and Mac with good success.  Mainly use it with Garageband for guitar, mic and midi input.

http://www.roland.com/products/en/UA-25/

But I guess this information is too late anyway......    :engl:

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Re: USB Recording interfaces.
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2013, 02:49:44 AM »
Hmm, sorta seems like the quad capture is just the new version of that anyway?

http://www.rolandus.com/products/details/1166
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« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2013, 10:42:17 PM »
Yeah, no shit..... yours looks like a modernized version of the one I have.  I have had great luck with mine, used it with both Windows and Mac machines, and with Cakewalk and Garageband.

So...... any recordings you wish to share yet......?????   :mmm:

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« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2013, 06:28:09 PM »
Yeah, no shit..... yours looks like a modernized version of the one I have.  I have had great luck with mine, used it with both Windows and Mac machines, and with Cakewalk and Garageband.

So...... any recordings you wish to share yet......?????   :mmm:


Not yet, getting there though.

Though, the sorta stuff I'm writing probably isn't really what most of you guys are into...

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« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2013, 11:39:40 PM »
I still swear by the UX-2.

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Re: USB Recording interfaces.
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2014, 03:19:20 PM »
Thinking of picking up a new interface that can handle a bunch of channels.... here is the reasoning:

Want to record jams/rehersals with probably 2 or 3 direct in's, and 3-5 mics for vocals and drums and perhaps a room mic, so will need probably at least 8 or more inputs.

I would prefer that when I am recording this I am able to record each track separately, probably in Garageband, Sonar, or Cubase.  (This will require dragging my computer over and/or picking up a decent notebook).  This way I can muck around with the levels/effects/etc.. of each instrument/input separately after the fact to get a decent final product.

Anyway, there are a bunch of USB mixers out there, but it seems the signal going to the computer via USB is only the main channels, (L and R).  There are some mixers that have built in recorders, but I don't know if it is possible to get the separate tracks off.  They seem to force you to do the mix/record on the mixer and then output only the final mains again.... hmmm.

So far, this interface is looking promising, (see link), and it is relatively cheap compared to even 2 channel interfaces.....

Any fresh idea's out there.....????

http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/US1800