[ardour-users] Recording a band

Paul Winkler pw_lists at slinkp.com
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.


Paul Winkler

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