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Post by machinedelmorte » Fri May 09, 2008 2:54 pm

I would like to record different external devices into Live on different tracks at the same time. Is there an audio interface that will let me do that?
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Post by Meef Chaloin » Fri May 09, 2008 2:56 pm

yeah any with more than one input

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Post by Da hand » Fri May 09, 2008 8:12 pm

^^exactly. It is too general of a question. Almost every sound card manufacturer has card models in their line of products with more than one stereo input /output.

It would help if you knew:

1. what inputs / outputs you need exactly (1/4', XLR, RCA)
2. how many I/Os (4, 6, 8, 10)
3. what connection you want to your computer (USB, Firewire (400, 800), Cardbus, PCI)

There are also mixers now that act as sound cards through firewire. They can be a good option for recording from multiple mics.

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Post by machinedelmorte » Sat May 10, 2008 4:29 am

I am open to any suggestions.
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Post by three » Tue May 13, 2008 8:57 pm

if you don't want to get a better interface, you can just use a bunch of separate laptops. you get two stereo tracks per laptop, and you can pipe the sound over a network with AUNetSend and AUNetReceive. So, theoretically, for the small price of 20 laptops you could record 40 stereo tracks simultaneously!

(plus, it would be really fun just to set that up - bonus points!)

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Post by machinedelmorte » Wed May 14, 2008 7:25 am

20 laptops is way too much. I found some MAudio products that may do it.
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Post by BASSbüro » Wed May 14, 2008 8:03 am

if you want a good audio-interface with good ad/da-converters you should buy this 2 things:

http://www.rme-audio.de/products_multiface_2.php

http://www.rme-audio.de/products_hdsp_c ... erface.php

no firewire! it's a zero waitstate cardbus busmaster interface.

but first, check your pcmcia card-slot of your laptop. latest laptop-models have an express-card-slot, in this case you have to buy this cardbus:

http://www.rme-audio.de/products_hdspe_expresscard.php
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Post by machinedelmorte » Wed May 14, 2008 2:08 pm

That looks good. I need something smaller and portable. thanks.
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Post by three » Wed May 14, 2008 2:35 pm

Absolutely - the RME stuff is, in my opinion, the best kit available.

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