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Fuzzhead's picture
St. Louis, MO.
Jul 2006
4 years ago

My friend and I are interested in starting up a little home studio (we're both applying to the same college to be audio recording majors), and we don't have a *ton* of cash, being college kids.

I was looking around and I found this dude ... and I was wondering if I'm understanding it right. So basically, it can record all 8 channels on the mixer (and a stereo master, apparently), go through USB and spit out those 8 mono tracks into the included Cubase software? Because we're sort of interested in recording several tracks at once, and this seems like a good, cheap place to do it.

Also--this may be a long shot--but can the mixing board also act as an external interface to mix the tracks in Cubase after already being recorded? I mean, I know you can just mix on the computer, but it would be cool to use the controls on the board to edit our projects.

EXTRA CREDIT QUESTION:

I was thinking of getting this as a starter condenser microphone--my interest was caught by the multi-pattern switch on it. I don't suppose anyone's tried one or has something to say about the idea of a $200-range MXL in general?

Thanks in advance.

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iaresee's picture
Here
Sep 2006
11 months ago

Originally posted by Fuzzhead
I was looking around and I found this dude ... and I was wondering if I'm understanding it right. So basically, it can record all 8 channels on the mixer (and a stereo master, apparently), go through USB and spit out those 8 mono tracks into the included Cubase software? Because we're sort of interested in recording several tracks at once, and this seems like a good, cheap place to do it.

I haven't used this but, yes, that is what the docs say: all 8 channels on board (4 mono mic channels plus two stereo line in channels) are streamed separately to your DAW software plus the stereo mix L/R channels.

Also--this may be a long shot--but can the mixing board also act as an external interface to mix the tracks in Cubase after already being recorded? I mean, I know you can just mix on the computer, but it would be cool to use the controls on the board to edit our projects.

No. You cannot control DAW functions with the controls on the board. For that you need to look into something considerably more expensive. Either one of the DigiDesign products or something from M-Audio or Tascam.

You can, however, monitor the audio from your computer via the USB interface on the board...at least...I think you can. So you can do overdubs. If you can't this thing is tantamount to useless, keep looking for something else.

I was thinking of getting this as a starter condenser microphone--my interest was caught by the multi-pattern switch on it. I don't suppose anyone's tried one or has something to say about the idea of a $200-range MXL in general?

No opinion on that mic. Never used it. Switchable patterns are nice but I find the room matters most, especially for quiet instruments like vocals or acoustics. YMMV.

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Fuzzhead's picture
St. Louis, MO.
Jul 2006
4 years ago

Yeah, I figured that you couldn't use the board controls for mixing on the computer. But oh well, I know my way around a recording program or two. All things considered, this should be a better start for me and my friend as opposed to the $10k setup he's been drooling over. Assuming it does overdubs. I'll need to try one/ask my local music store.

That's what I needed to know, thanks a bunch.

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London
May 2005
4 years ago

Dude...check this out. I think it's what you're after. I'd get this if i didn't already have a decent focusrite interface that I'm happy with...

http://www.roland.com/products/en/M-16DX/index.html

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