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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

    Droog

    Aug 14, 2003
    PDX
    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. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
  5. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    as Bliss has said, the new E-Mu stuff kicks!!!

    i disconnected my Mackie 1402 from my recording chain.

    GOOD RIDDANCE MACKIE!!!

    f
     
  6. Josh Ryan

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

    Mar 24, 2001

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