[ardour-users] Recording a band
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Sun Sep 12 15:29:28 PDT 2004
On Sun, Sep 12, 2004 at 04:18:00PM -0600, D. R. Evans wrote:
> OK, so I have a very basic question that is so embarrassing that I
> hardly dare ask it.
No need to worry :)
> When recording a band the old-fashioned (analogue) way, one really likes
> to have every instrument in the performance recorded on a different
> track in real time. Is this feasible with ardour (meaning that it would
> have to deal with at least six simultaneous inputs),
> or do I have
> completely the wrong picture of how band recordings are made in the
> digital world?
> (It isn't even obvious to me that PC sound cards exist that support a
> large number of multiple input channels, but I suppose that they must.)
They do. Probably the cheapest viable option with > 4 inputs
is the Delta 1010 LT which some list members have.
At the high end you can get an RME card and some external
D<->A converters and get well over 20 simultaneous channels.
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