#1
ive been back and forth between deciding on one, so can some one recomend me a nice mixer or computer interface that:

has good enough quality for recording profesonial cds

has enough inputs for recording a 5-7 peice band

preffarably dosent cost too much

can plug into any type of computer

thanks
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#2
firepod.
or
delta 1010+mixer

Adam
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#3
again i tell you,get an interface...you won't be able to record your drummer properly without buying many microphones & a good outboard mic pre-amp,unless you shell out big bucks for a high end mixer,in which case you'll still need about 5-6 microphones

i suggest you just use something like drumkits from hell for your songs in the meantime
bands on a budget can't be picky
#4
i meant give me the name of one, not should i get an interface or mixer. i'll probally get the firepod, it looks like it suits my needs pretty good. and also, should i mic guitars? cause everytime i see someone in a studio , it looks to me like they're micing electric guitars, but would it sound better if i just pluged em in to the interface?
~gtrfrk


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RIP Roger "Syd" Barrett


"Let the good times roll"
#5
i prefer to mic my amp when im at home where i have my nice amp. here at school, i dont feel its worth it to mic my practice amp. so it really depends on what you are doing and what you think sounds best. if you have a good amp that you like, i would mic it. if you dont have a good amp, it might be worth it to go line in so you can do more to the clean signal if you have some good software.

to sum it up: mic if you have nice amp, DI if you dont but have good software.
#6
Micing always sounds way better IMO.

A Firepod is like 600 bucks...I think you mean Firebox.
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#7
no i mean firepod, firebox dosen't have enough inputs for my needs, im probally gonna need to record rather a lot at once. also, would it work to maybe get another cheap interface to plug into the firepod so i could have a couple more inputs?
~gtrfrk


founder of the dunlop pick fan club


RIP Roger "Syd" Barrett


"Let the good times roll"
#8
looks like you're dead set on recording your whole band at once...in that case get a good mixer,with at least a 3 BUS mixer
the more the better. i don't really wanna recomend one but i find that my behringer sounds better than my alesis,which cost a buttload more

the firepod would work also,i don't think you're gonna need more inputs...just how many people are in this band?? here's a diagram showing a recording set up



i don't think you need more than that
#9
thanks for the help everybody, especially the most recent post. the only reason i thouhgt i might need more inputs was because i thought i was gonna plug guitars into the line input , but it from what everyone's been sayin, it would sound better if i miced em, and also i would like to record a couple of local bands, so it wouldn't hurt to have more than nessasary, but nevermind now, i think i got all my gear set
~gtrfrk


founder of the dunlop pick fan club


RIP Roger "Syd" Barrett


"Let the good times roll"