#1
Hey everyone. I need some help. I have all the components I need to record my stuff at home, but I'm unsure of how to get it all setup in terms of cables.

Here's what I have so far.

Alesis UltraMix 8 (USB to computer)
Line 6 Guitar Port (USB to computer)
Reel to Reel (from 1967...no USB...have to go into mixer through AUX jacks)
Mic's (XLR and 1/4inch)
Soundcard (Sound Blaster X-Fi - the one with that front end thing and remote)
Cubase SX-3
Guitar Rig 3
Sonar 6 Producer
Fruity Loops 7 XXL Producer

If you look up the mixer I have, you'll see all the plugs it has...I guess I'm a little confused by them all...)

What I would like in the end (if possible) is to have The mixer into the computer, and the Guitar port into the computer seperatly...but at the same time...that way when I go into Sonar or Cubase I can just select which one I would like to record with...Guitar Port for guitar, the mixer for vocals and keyboards.

I would also like to have it set so that not only can I record to my computer, but have the Reel to Reel plugged into the mixer so I can record onto that as well...and record onto it from the computer if possible. I have two sets of speakers, one being my main set, and another just kicking around. It would be cool to keep my main set as my primary speakers, so I can listen to my mp3's through my computer as well as listen to my Guitar Port playback (which I can currently do), and have the spare set acting as monitors for my vocals VIA the mixer.

Sound confusing? Well, I'm sure stumped. I have a box of all different kinds of cables and stuff, so if I need things like 1/8th inch to 1/4inch or to RCA (red and whites) I have those. Please guys, I'm begging you for help!
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#2
if you want the guitarport and ultramiox at the same time, youll need a soundcard that can take two channels of XLR audio. my question is, why dont you just run your guitarport into the mixer, and the mixer into the computer? i dont see any real need to want to switch back and forth between your front end inputs, as everything can go through the mixer anyways....
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if you want the guitarport and ultramiox at the same time, youll need a soundcard that can take two channels of XLR audio. my question is, why dont you just run your guitarport into the mixer, and the mixer into the computer? i dont see any real need to want to switch back and forth between your front end inputs, as everything can go through the mixer anyways....



If I can run the guitar port into the mixer (which I was thinking about...the mixer does have 2Track RCA in's and out's as well as a 1/8 inch jack which I can plug into one of the line in channels using a 1/8 inch to 1/4 inch cable...if that would work?) that would be great. But wouldn't I need to have the guitar port plugged into one of my USB ports so that Cubase and Sonar will recognize it?
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