16 Chanel Recording

  • frogeyes
Posted: Sun, 05/11/2008 - 01:46
I have a 16 chanel desk and I would like to record live but I would need to have 16 chanels into the computer. Is it possible to have 16 real inputs and be able to record 16 tracks at once ?? I have never used a computer to do any recording before so if any one can give me advice on hardware and software it would be a great help

Difference

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Mon, 05/12/2008 - 19:28
With an analog desk you would probably plug your multi channel audio capture card into the busses, or perhaps use the send-receive plugs to directly record your inputs. A digital desk does exactly that - record the live inputs - and this allows you to record the input signals to disk. You have an exact replica of what you had "live" because the recorded signal "is" the live sound going though the mixer. It is a matter of choice. I just find it a bit easier to plug 4 optical cables into my PC and my mixer than running 16 cables in and 16 out. Cheers,

Mixing Desks

  • frogeyes
  • 08/09/07
  • Sun, 05/18/2008 - 16:09
Hi, Sorry I've not replied any offered any thanks for your advice, but I've been flat buying the local music shop here in Whyalla South Australia. I'm tracking down the dist of some sound cards and will see if they can educate me in this area, I will let you know how it goes. So for now Thanks heaps for the help and will get back soon Regards David Hope PS I will naturaly have a 64 Studio box setup on display so everyone can have a play with the one and only GNU/Linux.

Digi desk?

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Sun, 05/11/2008 - 16:13
Is it a digital desk? Then there should not be a major problem. I have a 16channel Digital desk with an ADAT extention card. The card has 4 optical ADAT ports (2 x 8ch in and 2 x 8ch out). In the PC I have a RME Hammerfall with the same compliment of ports. Quality is excellent - price may be a factor. See if you can find a second hand Hammerfall 9632 or similar. Works perfectly, and should be almost affordable. Cheers,

Digi desk

  • frogeyes
  • 08/09/07
  • Sun, 05/11/2008 - 23:56
Hi Quentin, At the moment I run a Yamaha M916,old heavy but good or has been up until recently, I am looking at new desks but finding it difficult to get them with out stereo inputs I'm puzzled as why a so called 24 Chanel input would have 4 setup as stereo, anyway back to the point the new desk will be analog. What difference does that make?? Thanks,