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    Usb Mixer vs Regular Mixer + Usb Audio Interface

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    I'm setting up my home studio and need to make a decision.

    Option 1.
    -Buy a usb 2.0 mixer like the Alesis Multimix 8 USB 2.0.

    Option 2.
    -Buy a conventional mixer (e.g., Yamaha or Mackie 10 channel mixer) and a usb audio interface like the Focusrite 2x6.

    Either option would cost me about $250. Which one would you choose? I was leaning toward the Alesis until I read posts about its getting really hot after some use. I'm not aware of other usb 2.0 mixer.

    Recording two tracks at 48kHz, 24 bit is all I need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrisk-K View Post
    I'm setting up my home studio and need to make a decision.

    Option 1.
    -Buy a usb 2.0 mixer like the Alesis Multimix 8 USB 2.0.

    Option 2.
    -Buy a conventional mixer (e.g., Yamaha or Mackie 10 channel mixer) and a usb audio interface like the Focusrite 2x6.

    Either option would cost me about $250. Which one would you choose? I was leaning toward the Alesis until I read posts about its getting really hot after some use. I'm not aware of other usb 2.0 mixer.

    Recording two tracks at 48kHz, 24 bit is all I need.
    The Alesis I had did not get hot, keep in mind - a conventional mixer will NOT give you multi-track recording! The Alesis Multimix 8 USB 2.0 will give you 8 discreet tracks - a conventional mixer with a USB interface will give you only the 2 stereo out tracks. Even if that is all you need NOW - you might want it in the future if you really want to utilize the power of your mixer.

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