help me choose please

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help me choose please

Post by eandersonase » Thu Feb 11, 2010 7:16 am

ok im looking at 2 usb audio interfaces

Alesis Multimix 8 usb

comes with cubase le
USB port adds computer connectivity for plug-and-play Mac and PC operation.
Stereo USB input and output—routes the main ouput and the 2-track return through the USB port in 16-bit, 44.1 kHz stereo digital audio, which enables you to use the MultiMix as a soundcard.

4 high-gain preamps with phantom power
Equipped with 4 high-gain mic/line (XLR and 1/4" balanced) inputs with phantom power, 2 stereo balanced 1/4" line inputs, plus 100 onboard preset effects including reverbs, delays, chorus, flanging, pitch, and multi-effects. You can select one on-board effect and control its level with the Aux B knob for each channel. Or you can use an external effects processor by sending a signal to the external unit via the Aux Send A and returning it via Aux Return A.

Cakewalk UA-1G

comes with sonar le
Highlights include:

* Stereo input and output at 24-bit/96kHz audio quality
* High-end A/D and D/A converters for accurate recording and playback
* Large Input Level knob for easy control while recording
* 1/4" jack with Hi-Z option for recording electric guitar or bass
* Electret condenser mic input
* RCA and optical S/PDIF I/O
* Headphone output
* USB powered—no AC adapter required
* SONAR LE for music recording, editing, and publishing on PC
* Low-latency ASIO 2.0 (PC); WDM (Windows Vista, Windows XP) and Core Audio (Mac OS X) support

thank you!
A MIC and the STAGE

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Re: help me choose please

Post by jamers » Thu Feb 11, 2010 7:35 am

What are you going to use it for mainly? How many inputs do you really need, do you need 4 1/4"jack/XLR inputs? IMO if you just need to plug in a guitar and mic, or something similar, I'd go with the Cakewalk, the audio quality is way better at 24/96. I've never heard/used a 16/44 but I would think it must be a noticeable difference...

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Re: help me choose please

Post by eandersonase » Thu Feb 11, 2010 7:47 am

i really just need rca input for my turntables, 1/4" for my guitar, and a mic input

i was just thinking maybe down the line the other inputs could come into play

i also dont know how good cakewalk is but i guess it will do. well i dont know anything about cubase either lol

and i also wasnt sure about the latency on either of them

i guess how you put the 44-96 that is a big difference and ill save some money too

thanks for your input
A MIC and the STAGE

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