Originally Posted by audiokaos
I typically use 10-12 channels to record drums. Yes I know it can be done with fewer mics...however I,ve had lots of luck mic'ing each drum piece and even used them as samples on other recordings.
Do you think we'll see thunderbolt on lower ( Midrange??) end laptops??? say in the $700 -$900 range?
TB for $700-900 PC laptops? I don't think that happens soon, unless PC makers switch to the new TB (optical version) quickly and change everything.
Your requirement which is 12ch micing can be accomplished by RME UFX via USB2.0 (you need 8ch mic pre, though). As long as the 2yr old laptop is tweaked well (no offending DPC latency, no bloatware etc), I'm sure the UFX will work. It's $1800 to $1900, but think about it as a possibility.