Posted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:44 am Post subject: Breakout Boxes For PC recording
Hey dudes, I'm going to be doing a paid session for a friend's band in the future and I'm needing to pick up some equipment for it; namely a breakout box so I'm able to run 6 or so drum mics into my PC, keeping them all as separate tracks.
Before I start the tedious discover-research-readreviews cycle on Google, does anyone have any recommendations?
But yeah you're welcome to it, just let me know. I think finding something with 6 mic pres is going to be pricey, so you might need something with 2-4 and then a small Behringer mixer to supply the other mics.
It's a standalone digital recorder which can also be used as a USB interface and controller! handy!
Funnily enough, I was just looking at this and it does look remarkably good, especially for my needs. It even has built-in guitar FX and amp sims so I'm able to retire/bin my old Boss BR8 that's being used pretty much purely for "silent" guitar recording.
I was actually pondering if my laptop would be beefy enough to handle 6-8 tracks of live audio without fucking up, this looks like the perfect solution to me; I can easily just stick the raw audio on my desktop using the R16's memory card and mix within Acid 7 as per usual.
Gentleman, I think we have a winner on all accounts, thanks all for your help. _________________
Following the consumption of a lot of reviews and technical demos (mainly this guy's), I've just ordered a brand new R16 on Ebay for £270 delivered! You gotta love the "best offer" feature. And tax rebates.
I was a bit miffed I'd missed out on a used one last week for £235 (SHOULDA JUST DONE THE £230 BUY IT NOW IN THE FIRST PLACE, DOOG!), so a brand new one with warranty and free delivery has salved my burns somewhat. _________________
I'm new to this stuff, our drummers Dad is a studio engineer so he records us, but I'd like it for keeping in our practice room, record new ideas/practices/ and possibly use it for capturing that raw feel!
Have had a good play with the R16 and am thoroughly impressed- the fact I can pop out the SD card and stick it straight in the laptop to grab the .wav files is convenient beyond comprehension.
The built-in amp (and "amp & pedal") sims really are pretty decent, I could happily lay down a few proper album overdubs using them alone. I'll knock up a nice demo it over Xmas once I'm near a drumkit/bass/more socialable recording environment. _________________
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