Umm ... that's what I said. Really.
Thanks Jimmys69. I think I'm sold on that interface then. As I move along I'm sure I'll have more questions. Thanks.
Dood, the best thing that ever happened for me to start my studio. It will get you quite far man.
Most all of the audio tracks on my website were recorded with the 1800 or it's predecessor, the1641. Same unit really. In fact, the US1800 is in the main page photo at the top of my rack.
1. What do you need the digital outs for ? You dont if you just want to record the stereo signal from each synth then mix the result on your DAW.
Does one of your synths have spdif out ?
hey guys, i'm new here and am in the process of buying an interface.
"So if you want true multi-track recording without having to record each part individually you will need multiple outputs, and this isn’t always clearly stated on packaging or product descritptions. You can usually find it listed as digital I/O or Firewire-USB I/O. If you want multi track then you need a full-duplex interface, this means 8/8 or 16/16 which mean 8 in 8 out, or you can record 8 tracks simultaneously. If a device shows 8/2 it only gives you stereo out. Just because a device has a Firewire or USB connection DO NOT ASSUME it is full duplex!"
the tascam 1800 features 16 inputs and 4 outputs, basically what i want to know is if this is the same type of information as shown in the quote.
On the Tascam 1800, you can record up to 16 inputs simultaneously. Meaning, you can tack 16 inputs at once. You can route four analog outputs. For most of us, 16 inputs are plenty in that, you could record a complete band, with drums having a set of mics, Bass, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals. Let's says, 3 vocals, 2 Guitars, 1 Bass and 6 drums, that is 12 inputs. Each one getting its own track for further refinement in the mix. Unless you are professional level, that is a lot of inputs.
The outputs would be for various uses, but not critical in most home recording situations.
thanks! i was under the impression that with 4 outputs, your 16 inputs would be condensed into 4 tracks. seems like the Tascam 1800 is perfect for me, just trying to get something that can handle a drumset