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May 4, 2008 9:30:59 AM

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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May 4, 2008 12:35:23 PM

get rid of vista and put xp back on
May 4, 2008 12:46:06 PM

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
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May 6, 2008 12:36:19 AM

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!
May 6, 2008 12:57:20 AM

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
May 12, 2008 10:57:00 PM

please if anyone can post and help lol =]
August 17, 2009 7:44:30 AM

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!!