First post here…been lurking for a while but you guys scare me so I’ve avoided posting and therefore being scoffed and sniggered at. I’m a sensitive soul.
So with that said what better way to introduce myself than with a confused plea for your help
I’m confused about how to optimize my current Set-up. I have 2 external hardware synths (Nord Rack 2 & Korg MS2000R), with M-Audio Fast Track Pro running in Cubase 5 on a PC laptop.
In order to have the synths connected as external VST instruments in Cubase they need to be connected to the audio inputs on the m-audio interface. The issue is I don’t have enough inputs on the FastTrackPro to have both synths connected (in stereo) at the same time.
So… I want to be able to get both in stereo (4 inputs needed) and continue to have them appear as VST’s in Cubase. I’m not sure if getting a small mixer with its outputs fed into the FastTrack is the fix… or if I should get another interface with more inputs and feed both synths into that?
If I get an analogue mixer and the synths bypass the interface (for audio), can they still be connected as VST’s in Cubase? Or do I need a USB mixer (rather avoid another USB port – I already have 8 in use at the moment).
Would something like the Alesis Multimix simplify things as it’s a combined mixer & audio interface? Plus I could throw away the M-Audio interface which would be nice.
I’m a full-time single dad – so budget is always rock-bottom low-end. Plus after making music for 10 years, I still finish very few tracks, so the value of higher end gear to me, is kind of a moot point. Lol