Have you looked at the RME UFX-2? 2000€ but it seems really nice and has USB multitrack recording
Yamaha MG10XU works pretty well for me. It’s cheap and effective. Has USB to record audio into your daw and the built in fx are decent, nothing mind blowing. Build quality is pretty solid. It can get a little hot after a few hours of use though.
but then again: what’s wrong with the DB4?
4+1 stereo channels, decent FX for the 4 main channels, Sounds really nice, has a configurable record out for coming back to the OT for resampling (why not use internal sampling?), great for live use, routable inputs, works as an audio Interface (don’t use the interface though),… i use A4, DT, DN, MD, a 303 and a Blofeld and they all find the routings they need
Not the classical mixer, but i really do like it (thanks to @DaveMech who presented it in a way i really wanted to try it and well, my other mixer is gone for good…)
but hey, main thing: these Elektron boxes just need something to set their Magic free
Well its been a while since i started this thread.
Ive ended up with a RME UFX+ that i love for the nice routing system and standalone recording feature. Also added a rack mixer that ive been super happy with…the amazing Speck Electronics X.sum line mixer.
So now my search is over…but Im considering a patchbay to open up the routing possibilties little bit more
funny you mention the UFX+
It is a beast of an interface and the routing is exceptional. I needed more inputs for my Apollo Quad MK1 (TB) and purchased a Ferrofish Pulse 16 which has really good converters at a reasonable price.
I was a little bumm’d out when i set it up. I didnt know that all Apollo interfaces can only accept up to 8 channels via ADAT (supposedly done to prevent jeopardising plugin stability). This meant I could only connect it to to half the Pulse 16 outputs.
I was considering selling it to get the UFX+ (as I dont need Mic Pres) but got a great deal on an Apollo 16 (TB) today on eBay which I couldnt refuse.
Anyway, congrats on the UFX+, my pal sold his Apollo 8 because of this ADAT issue, got an UFX+ and extremely happy with it
Thanks and yeah totally Happy with my UFX+…also considering maybe just expand with ferrofish or similar. Would be similar price as a patchbay with all the cables.
But it took me long time to realize that i needed to buy gear as soundcard and mixer instead of just buying stuff that makes the sounds.
Long and expensive journey but i got there in the end
i have a bunch of elektrons and other hardware and i would like to get a digital mixer to make it easier to record jams without fiddling around on a computer while recording. But i have no idea about Mixers. In my imagination i would like something with build in effects, equalizing, and individual recording of all tracks on the mixer itself (best would be dry and wet signal seperated).
Routing possibilitys would be also useful.
and to save all settings and recall (best by prgm change command).
12-16 (mono) tracks would be ok. or more…
does something like that exist?
If you are looking for a compact digital mixer, the Allen & Heath Qu Pac that has been discussed quite a bit on this forum meets your criteria, I think. I have had it for about six months, I am very happy with it.
Beringher xr18 or x18
Tascam Model 24 might be up your alley
Qsc touch mix 30. Brilliant mixer with loads of aux.
A lot has been said about mixers on this forum.
I gathered all the threads named “Mixer advice” right above, so that’s a first source of information.
Don’t hesitate to search the forum for further info
But if you have the money for that, you might want to check A&H Qu series that make it possible to record multitrack without the need of a computer!