Which Soundcard?

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Which Soundcard?

Post by phoenix » Mon Apr 03, 2006 5:52 pm

I`m running a dell laptop with a Mackie Onyx firewire desk! I`m gonna buy a soundcard new but I`m currently using a Soundblaster so I don`t know much about them! If I want to record 8 simultaneous mics with the mixer can I use the firewire or do I need 8 inputs on the soundcard also? Which one will I buy? How much are they?Thanks guys!!

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Re: Which Soundcard?

Post by nickbatzdorf » Mon Apr 03, 2006 6:27 pm

The Onyx *is* your sound card! You just need a FireWire PC card for your laptop (if it doesn't have a Firewire connection already).

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Re: Which Soundcard?

Post by phoenix » Mon Apr 03, 2006 9:33 pm

Cheers man! I thought that alright! Is this the case for all desks or just firewire desks?

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Re: Which Soundcard?

Post by nickbatzdorf » Tue Apr 04, 2006 12:01 pm

It's certainly not the case with all desks, but if you see FireWire on it, it's a digital bus for connecting directly to a computer.

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Re: Which Soundcard?

Post by phoenix » Wed Apr 05, 2006 8:36 pm

I understand!! Up until now I have just recorded one track at a time over drum loops!! But, how do I record all 8 channels on the Mackie onto 8 different tracks on Cubase?

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