#1
im looking to upgrade my recording setup, now with what i got at the moment is my m-audio fastrack interface running through a phantom power source to my MXL 990.

now i want to utilize my multiple mics and record my drums effectively, so in order to use multiple mics im thinking i should get maybe a new interface with midi inputs and 2 mic inputs
something like this or like this

i know that i would be limited to 2 mics at a time, but i would have a much higher quality recording right?

or should i buy i small mixer like this

should i buy an interface and increase quality, but be limited to 2 inputs (are they seperate inputs or just stereo inputs? im still sort of a noob)

or

get a small mixer and connect my mics through that

or

just save up and buy both

so ug, help me out
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#2
Save up an get an interface with more mic inputs. Something from Presonus should do the trick.
#3
Quote by MrPillow
Save up an get an interface with more mic inputs. Something from Presonus should do the trick.


something like this

http://www.guitarcenter.com/PreSonus-FireStudio-Project-104626908-i1371793.gc

or this

http://www.guitarcenter.com/PreSonus-Refurbished-FireBox-FireWire-Recording-System-103023966-i1125347.gc
My Gear

Epiphone Les Paul Standard
Epiphone Elitist Paul Mccartney Texan
Orange Tiny Terror
Vox Valvetronix AD 30
Vox V847 Wah
Metal Muff EQ (broken )
Boss RC-2 Loop pedal

Me playing
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Last edited by Ardie12 at Jun 26, 2008,
#4
The Firestudio Project is ideally what you want. Good quality too.
#5
If you plan on using Cakewalk sonar, stick with the older PreSonus FP10. It works just as well as the newer unit but is more stable with the older drivers...

You should be able to find the FP10 for aroud $400 and if you plan on tracking drums I highly suggest you go that route.

Mixers are almost always useless when it comes to modern digital studios. These days you use high input interfaces and mix in the box with the software which keeps the quality high.
#6
Presonus has some nice interfaces that are actually usable, through lightpipe, with ProTools. (im not a fan of protools, but it might come in handy).

Alesis also has some affordable interfaces.