#1
Hello everybody...I'm looking to get in to a little recording. I used to record directly from my mixer into my computer using a direct connection because my desktop had a decent sound card in it.

Things are not the same

I now have a laptop which has a terrible, disgusting sound card in it which slaughters my recordings like a non-fed tiger.

I am in need, of a CHEAP audio interface (windows) so that I can record again.

My mixer has RCA, 1/4", and XLR outs so that isn't too much of a problem..

My laptop is a Gateway fx-something p laptop just in case that matters...

I'm looking for something <$100 and I'm also quite willing to buy used!

Help me UG!

(I think this is the right forum)

EDIT: I'm also looking to try out some other low cost/free recording software applications that are a little more powerful than audacity
John Petrucci

The one and only god.
Last edited by King_Arthur at Aug 24, 2009,
#3
USB class compliant (OS X 10.3.5 and higher)


That made me think that one was only for macs...might be wrong..?
John Petrucci

The one and only god.
#4
I use it on Windows Vista and used it on my XP computer with no issues, where'd you get that from ?
#5
UCA202 - simple but works. Hook it up to the tape ins/outs on the mixer.

Reaper - in most respects as powerful as the expensive software, $60.
Quote by Tombe
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#6
Quote by Union Of V
UCA202 - simple but works. Hook it up to the tape ins/outs on the mixer.

Reaper - in most respects as powerful as the expensive software, $60.

haha the same damn things i was just going to recommend. +1 this would be like 85$ new. so you should be good to go
#7
Quote by Darkshade666
I use it on Windows Vista and used it on my XP computer with no issues, where'd you get that from ?


that was musicians friend
John Petrucci

The one and only god.
#8
Quote by MetalBass 77
haha the same damn things i was just going to recommend. +1 this would be like 85$ new. so you should be good to go


does it really work good? I always thought those looked kinda cheap and sketchy
John Petrucci

The one and only god.
#10
Quote by MetalBass 77
from what ive seen they get the job done, besides theres nothing else really in the price range. reaper is also amazing software.


Thanks I downloaded reaper and it looks like new UCA202's are going for like 30 bucks on ebay, which is great.
John Petrucci

The one and only god.
#11
Quote by King_Arthur
Thanks I downloaded reaper and it looks like new UCA202's are going for like 30 bucks on ebay, which is great.

Yeah, I bought one 6 months ago and see no reason to change. Behringer are good at that - no bells and whistles, gets the job done at a fair price.
Quote by Tombe
With pedals you can throw your guitar down for an impromptu pedal drone solo, whereas if you did that on a rack it would just look like you were programming your washing machine.