I invite all of you to share your recording experiences, tips and questions.
Anything related to recording like gear, audio interfaces, acoustics, mixing and others.
I just started another forum entry in the Amps section. I'm posting my recording gear here (an extract from the long version on the other post):
- Terratec Phase 26 usb.
- Senheisser microphone 845s.
- Teach 21 Trademark 120.
- AKG 271 mkII and- Audio technica ath-m50x headphones.
- Vox tonelab ST.
- Lot of stompboxes.
- Yamaha HS50m monitors.
Favio, I'm looking for a better recording interface. What can you tell me about that Tascam US-1800?
Thanks, please share your entire gear in the post I opened under the Amp section. Just to bring some life to the forum of this wonderful site.
The tascam suits my needs perfectly, it has 8 Microphone inputs and 6 line inputs, 2 of them with an instrument input switch, to connect a guitar or bass directly, also it has 4 line outs, monitor outs, midi in and out, S PDIF in and out and it connects via usb 2.0. The only thing i dont like is that the xlr inputs are not "combo jacks" (xlr and trs in the same jack) but is really great for the prize and the preamps are not bad.
Hey guys, just acquired an used Emu1616 interface. Great pre-amps and software. I'll try to record and post something soon.
Update: As it is and old piece of gear, it doesn't worked with my windows 10 x64 in ASIO mode. The WDM modes were working ok. I switched to WIN7 and now everything works flawessly. The I/O converters in this soundcard are said to be the same used in some ProTools interface. The first results recording voices and guitars are amazing, compared to my previous interface.
They were made by Creative (the guys behind the famous Soundblaster card) in 2007. What nobody understood is how did they manage to put Class A I/O conversors by that prize (it is said it used the same used in the ProTools hardware). They were about 350 euro by that time I bought mine secondhand for only 115 euro.
The differences with my previous interface (A modest Phase26-USB) are noticeable. Talking about the hardware, the pre-amps in this thing are superb, the voices and guitars sound great as they are recorded, without any add-ons. The signal to noise level is amazing for an unit at that prize. It also has lots of inputs and outputs.
On the software side, the PatchMix DSP mixer allows a great combination of effects and routing making it quick to obtain good results with not much tweaking. It takes some time to get used to it, but once you have learnt the basics, it goes smooth as silk. ProteusVX, the VST synth coming with it is pretty awesome too.
I started using it 3 weeks ago and I am quite happy with it. The worst thing about this piece of hardware is the support, being an old device there are no official drivers for win10 so I had to come back to w7 (best decision I took ). The drivers works ok with win7 x64 but some non-asio apps have problems with it (skype, audacity).
If you can find this one around, I won't doubt it, it's old but good.