#1
so im gonna start recording some band demos with an presonus inspire 1394 interface and an sm57 mic. the thing i wanna ask is that, would a mixer be recommended for a better sound?

and if it is, how would the whole set up work, the interface, computer, mixer, mic, etc.

thanks
#2
Well, do you have the Presonus already? If you aren't recording more than two tracks at once, there's no need for a mixer. It's better to skip having a mixer (unless it's a sweet Firewire one like the M Audio NRV10 or Mackie Onyx with the optional card) and just have a straightforward interface since they can separate each and every signal so you can really mix well.
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#3
yeah i just received it today from guitarcenter.com . and i'm probably going to uh whats that called "multitrack" i think? where i'll like do one at time (vocals, bass, guitar) and then mix it at the end. and then probably add some drum loops that i can find online.

so i wouldn't need a mixer? like a cheap one, say this one http://www.guitarcenter.com/Behringer-XENYX-802-Mixer-103845053-i1153499.gc
#5
Yea for sure there is no reason for a mixer unless u have 3+ guitars or maybe like 10+ mikes but its a personal preferance some people believe that they like the sound of voices coming out a mixer than straight out of a speaker but that seems redundant to me but w.e