#1
hey there,

I need a USB interface so that i can record guitar, bass, drums and vocal tracks.
Im not sure wether to get the Line6 Toneport UX2 or a Peavey mixer.

What do you think is best, like better sound quality, features etc.

Any replies appreciated!
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#2
What's the budget? And how many microphones will you use to record the drums?
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#3
+1 to the above post
I really think the larger firewire interfaces are the way to go with acoustic drums...the FP10 from PreSonus has 8 inputs and preamps along with phantom power for condenser mics (usually used overhead).

The FP10 goes for around $400 new these days
Or if you are really on a budget and dont need loads of inputs, the EMU 0404 USB 2.0 interface is nice.

BTW a mixer is useless most of the time when it comes to recording. With interfaces and software these days you can mix with the software and get great results most of the time.
#4
I'de rather get a mixer cos i do lots of live sound work!
Budget is up to £200 which i know is low,
Ill only be using 4 mics on the drums, so the multimix has enough inputs for me
I had thought about the Edirol UA25
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#5
I thought you were talking about a standard analog mixer at first...

Be aware that the USB interface mixers will mix down to a single stereo track so you can tweak each mic after recording. Not having this on drums limits you quite a bit...

It would be best if you could save up for a firewire interface with more inputs such as the FP10.
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#6
+1 to moody, If you've got the cash firewire is the way to go. I have a toneport, but I use it mostly for practice and recording riffs for future work.
#7
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I'de rather get a mixer cos i do lots of live sound work!
Budget is up to £200 which i know is low,
Ill only be using 4 mics on the drums, so the multimix has enough inputs for me
I had thought about the Edirol UA25


In the end, you'll probably end up with 8 inputs, one for each guitar (I'm thinking a rhythm and lead) and bass, and one for the vocalist. Any back-up singers...that'll add to the necessary preamps. Seriously, if you only have 200 pounds, you should save up a lot more money before considering recording that many people. Then again, there's this Alesis mixer that could be right for you (try vendors like Americanmusical and Zzounds before going direct).

You should also look at Firewire since when recording, you will want control over every microphone when working digital. Otherwise, the kick drum and snare will be treated the same way...
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#8
okay cheers people (Y)
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