Audio Recording Help!

Hello!

I've looked up M-Audio and M-box so far and that's all i know right now... i've also done a bit of extra research and found out my systems not compatible with it.

Basically running Vista Home Premium (64-bit). i can't seem to find anything thats compatible and affordable. help plz!

my budget is 200-400 for hardware and software together at an eBay price, or generally an MBox Mini price. im mainly looking for something with 3+ inputs (1xlr, 2trs, more the better), compatibility, and some decent software. im no serious recorder, i just wanna have some fun, but i don't wanna record on a piece of junk. im a serious musician and i just want to get better by hearing myself, and by posting recordings for random tips.

Thanks!
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  1. get rid of vista and put xp back on
  2. I was checking into the same thing a month ago . Its hard to get something to support 64 bit at the moment . Try checking this out ......
    www.cockos.com/reaper/ And no its not porn lol
    Hope it helps
  3. Thanks for the replies,

    as for getting xp, i never had xp :P i went from windows ME straight to vista. i had a crap comp for a long time!

    thanks for that site! im guessing that softwares compatible with my OS since u sent it to me =)

    i have a question though, if i were to grab a piece of hardware like an MBOX or M-Audio fast track, would they work with the software as well? and does hardware have any sort of requirements i might have to worry about? ima newb, thx!
  4. im lookin at this piece of hardware actually, does anyone know about it? how would it compare to Mbox mini or m-audio fast track ultra?

    Alesis iMM8USB 8-Channel USB Mixer
    heres basic specs...


    Features

    Integrated iPod recording
    48V phantom power
    Four high-gain mic/line preamps (XLR and 1⁄4” balanced)
    Built-in limiter to avoid distorted recordings
    16-Bit / 44.1kHz and 48kHz recording to computer via USB
    Two guitar mic/line inputs
    Aux sends and returns
    100 on-board, 28-bit digital effects – Reverb, Chorus, Flange, Delay
    Three band per channel EQ with high/low shelving and mid band pass/reject
    Steinberg Cubase LE recording software included

    Specifications

    CONTROLS [Mixer Section]
    Front-panel channels (top down):
    4 mic/line channels with 75Hz highpass filter switch and mic/line gain (first 4 channels only)
    3-band EQ (high shelving at 12kHz, mid bandpass/reject at 2.5kHz, low shelving at 80Hz)
    Aux send A (pre-fader)
    Aux send B (post-fader, onboard or external effects)
    Pan or Balance
    Level

    Front-panel other:
    Effect section with selector plus clip and signal LEDs
    Aux return A level
    Effects/Aux return B level
    Main out level with 2-track to Mix switch
    Headphone/control room out level with 2-track to control room switch
    Stereo 8-segment LED meters

    CONNECTIONS
    USB 1.1 Stereo input/Output for PC and Mac
    All 1/4" TRS except as noted: Mic in x 4 (XLR), mono line in x 4, stereo line in x 4, aux sends x 2, stereo aux returns x 2, stereo main out, stereo control room out, headphone out
    2-track stereo in and out (RCA)

    POWER
    18V AC external transformer

    GENERAL
    Weight: 5 lb 13 oz
    Dimensions (W x H x D): 13.38" x 3" x 9.75
  5. please if anyone can post and help lol =]
  6. xaelee said:
    Hello!

    I've looked up M-Audio and M-box so far and that's all i know right now... i've also done a bit of extra research and found out my systems not compatible with it.

    Basically running Vista Home Premium (64-bit). i can't seem to find anything thats compatible and affordable. help plz!

    my budget is 200-400 for hardware and software together at an eBay price, or generally an MBox Mini price. im mainly looking for something with 3+ inputs (1xlr, 2trs, more the better), compatibility, and some decent software. im no serious recorder, i just wanna have some fun, but i don't wanna record on a piece of junk. im a serious musician and i just want to get better by hearing myself, and by posting recordings for random tips.

    Thanks!


    Buy a M-audio fast track ultra 4 inputs a lot of outs and it goes for $300, try adobe audition 3 for software $250, it may not be pro tools, but is very pro in sound and easy to learn. I have have a friend that used cool edit 2 which is a lesser version of adobe 3 and got radio play. A note on the m-audo,it's says it's only compatible with 32 bit,but you can download the drivers for 64 bit vista. Get some T-racks plugin for mastering $199 and a good mic audio technica AT 2020 $99 and your gravy!!
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