M-Audio Audio Interface Newb Question

Discussion in 'Recording/Live Sound' started by Moe45673, Dec 22, 2009.

  1. Moe45673

    Moe45673 Member

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    The instrument input are listed as "line in"s. Does this mean I can't plug my guitar straight into them?

    Not a big deal, as I can use the "recording out" jack on my Roland Cube 60, but wondering the way to get the best sound out of it

    The M-Audio Firewire solo is about the same price. Is this highly recommended over the FastTrack Pro? I am mainly just playing to put down ideas, to make my youtube videos sound good (have to do post-production audio/video synching), and maybe even make a rough demo in the future. Basically, all I'm trying to do is get my guitar to sound decent on my PC, like this girl http://www.youtube.com/user/lowa91#p/u/5/2sCipvgxLkA and all she's using is a Line 6 UX1. The difference, however, is I plan on using splitscreen video of me playing multiple parts (ie, overdubbing and using a DAW)

    I'm going for the FastTrack because I don't have firewire inputs on my PC, but I can easily drop 20 bucks on a Firewire PCI card so not a huge deal
     
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  2. pulverizer

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    Ya you can get away with using that input........idealy you would want a DI box then into the xlr inputs or balanced input.
     
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    Hey, thanks for the response. After doing quite a bit more research (and after my ex-boss calling me telling me that I have my job back, hence a nice income flow.... stupid economy), I bought a firewire400 PCI card for my PC (3 slots) and am going to get the M-Audio Firewire Solo.

    Unless anybody has any suggestions on similar priced/functionality/quality/plays nice with Cubase interface :)
     
  4. kludge

    kludge The droid you're looking for

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    If it's an "instrument input", you can go direct in. If it's "Line input", you can't (or at least not without serious signal loss due to impedance mismatch).
     
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    I was wondering if I could use the "line out" of my Roland Cube 60 to go right in there. Now I'm thinking I could and it sounds obvious, but one should never be too confident
     

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