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Mickash01 30th June 2020 08:06 PM

Multi channel usb/firewire mixer
 
hi All,

So, its come to a point within my setup that I am in need of upgrading my audio interface.
Currently have a NI Audio Kontrol 1, its done its job for many a year, but now having multiple synths its becoming a pain to be swapping cables around.

Iv been looking at mainly rackmount audio interfaces to keep my desk tidy and as cable free as possible.

But then I discovered multi channel mixing desks, like the soundcraft series 12 mtx amongst a few others, the tascam model 10 seemed spot on as it added basic MIDI syncing too.

Now the problem I seem to be finding is that all of the multi channel desks I come accross don't offer post eq and effects once they are sent into my DAW.

The idea is to spend as little time as possible fiddling with the mouse etc, I'd find it far easier if the effects and eq's etc would be post rather than pre DAW.

Does such a desk exist offering me the multiple outs with post effects and eq's, At the £400 range.

Cheers

ambiguous signal 1st July 2020 04:01 AM

The Presonus AR Series, the Tascam Model 12/16/24 and the Zoom Livetrak series seem to be the main contenders for multitrack interfaces, desks and recorders in one.

I think the Tascams record right after the preamp, so all the EQ etc is post? I think I saw that in a review ... not 100% sure, check manual I guess. I don't know about the signal path on the others. More manual reviewing I guess.

There is a certain wisdom and flexibility to finding a desk with channel inserts and then cabling it into a suitable interface via those inserts. An option to consider.

Mickash01 1st July 2020 07:32 AM

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Originally Posted by ambiguous signal (Post 14831840)
The Presonus AR Series, the Tascam Model 12/16/24 and the Zoom Livetrak series seem to be the main contenders for multitrack interfaces, desks and recorders in one.

I think the Tascams record right after the preamp, so all the EQ etc is post? I think I saw that in a review ... not 100% sure, check manual I guess. I don't know about the signal path on the others. More manual reviewing I guess.

There is a certain wisdom and flexibility to finding a desk with channel inserts and then cabling it into a suitable interface via those inserts. An option to consider.


Thanks for the reply,

I hadn't realised the Tascam units where post, they look great but are expensive.

The other option I'm now considering is buying an audio interface with plenty of inputs, and also buying a single chanel controller like the behringer x touch one.
Anyone got any experience with this or something similar?

Thanks