#1
From what I've read, USB 2.0 mixers offer low latency and the ability to record separate inputs as separate tracks. Thing is, I don't know of any. What would be a good one for under $400? It needs to have at least 8 inputs.
#2
USB 2.0 can only do 2 tracks at a time.
Firewire can do 8 tracks at a time.

Are you mic'ing?

You need at least 500-600 bucks for 8 inputs.
Last edited by GisleAune at Oct 8, 2009,
#3
Quote by GisleAune
USB 2.0 can only do 2 tracks at a time.
Firewire can do 8 tracks at a time.

Are you mic'ing?

You need at least 500-600 bucks for 8 inputs.


Incorrect.

USB 1.0 can USUALLY only handle 2 tracks at a time

USB 2.0 is as better than firewire when it comes to compatibility. Firewire in that price range pretty much only work on FW400 non-combo cards with a TI chipset - especially if you are using ASIO drivers

Apple are dumping firewire

Have a look at a secondhand alesis multimix usb 2.0 for starters TS
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#5
Quote by Alex Vik
You mean this?


Thats the chappie - you should be able to get something like that on ebay for cheeper if you need to - as you can see though, significantly less than 5-600bucks!

Have a look around though - there are alternatives which may be more suitable M-Audio do PCI cards with breakout boxes for less, so you might prefer one of them and a non usb 8 or 12 channel mixer
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