Digital recording question (Multiple Inputs in a Soundcard)

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by Matt Till, Mar 19, 2004.

  1. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    I didn't know how to do a search on this so sorry if this is a repeat.

    When recording digitally, I usually layer everything and record everything seperate. Build from the drums/bass up, which is fine for solo stuff, but I use cool edit pro and I was wondering, is it possible with a standard soundcard to record multiple inputs and have them create seperate tracks? I doubt it, but it's worth asking I suppose.

    If not, how much does a decent multiple input soundcard that will do this cost? I'm a complete amature at this.
  2. ole Jason

    ole Jason Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    Louisville, KY
    You'd need a card with multiple inputs. The biggest internal soundcards I've seen have 6 or 8 inputs but you can get external ones with however many you want. In cool edit pro you'd just set each track to have a different input.

    As far as price goes I don't really know, certainly no less than $150 or so unless I've really missed somethin!
  3. Droog


    Aug 14, 2003
    How many Inputs do you need? How much money do you have?

    M-audio Delta 66: 4 Ins 4 Outs, S/PDIF I/O as well. $300.00

    M-audio Delta 1010: 8 Ins 8 Outs, S/PDIF, MIDI and Word Clock I/O. $600.00

    MOTU makes a wide variety of Interfaces ranging from $800 to $1500 or so.

    Digidesign makes stuff that way damn exspensive, thousands of dollars.
  4. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
  5. as Bliss has said, the new E-Mu stuff kicks!!!

    i disconnected my Mackie 1402 from my recording chain.


  6. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001

    I too, eagerly await the ability to rid myself of sub par preamps.