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    Audio Recording hardware question

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    Audio Recording hardware question
    Im looking to experiment with my 12 channel mixer i have and recording on my pc, does anyone have any ideas on what to use to connect the mixer to my mac?

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    If it uses a standard line out stereo lead, then you could use a usb interface.
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    I have a M-Audio Firewire 410 which is a stereo (2 channel input). You just need a stereo input from your mixer to output to your laptop. Keep in mind the gain structure... what is distorted on your mixer will be distorted on the recording, but if you crank up the digital input and keep the mixer low, you may get noise.
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    thanks guys, im gonna look into the m audio, and suggestions on software?

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    audacity is free. It will do 2 inputs fine, and you can even do some post processing. Some of their effects are wierd though. You could always go with a combo pack from m-audio and get a box with protools, either the m-box or a card and m-powered protools. what board do you have
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    my mixer has RCA out so im assuming the M-Audio board has rca in? if i wanted to hook up a keyboard/synthesizer would i do that through the board or the mixer?

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    yup. or you could do it through a soundcard that does midi and you could use any of the synth programs in the computer to open a whole new world. WELCOME TO MIDI
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