Selecting Hardware for Music Production

Sean Edwards cybersean3000 at
Thu Oct 23 21:59:54 BST 2008

zZounds has an Alesis MultiMix 8 USB mixer new for $159US, and factory re-sealed for $135US.

However, I do not know if this device works with Linux/Alsa.

In addition to my multiple PCI cards and USB interfaces, I have an Alesis 1622 mixer, and a TOA 10 channel rack mounted mixer.  I can then mix, eq, and record my outboard synths, drum machine, and bass in one shot with a mixer output going into a Behringer UA202.

If I want to record individual tracks simultaneously, I have 3 stereo/6 mono inputs with the pci sound cards, 2 USB inputs with the UA202, 1 stereo/2 mono inputs with the AC'97 (only if absolutely necessary), and the guitar USB interface with the Behringer UCG102.  That's a total of 11 input channels.  Once the project is captured in Rosegarden or ecasound, I can manipulate each track.  However, I never record all 11 channels at the same time.

-=Sean Edwards=-


Does anybody know of a decent, probably small, Yamaha or Mackie mixer
(that connects to computers) that is close to the $100 price tag?

If there is a board that can either USB or firewire into the computer,
then would I still need something like the EMU 1616M?

Is there a less expensive variation of the EMU 1616M available?


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