So here’s the thing, maybe some of you guys can help me out. Tried to search for a similar topic, no luck so far, sorry if I missed something…
I’m looking for a standalone mixer / audio interface as small as possible…
Long story long:
I had a journey over the past years from hardware only via hybrid to co-existing ITB/OTB-setups.
Meaning: I have a high performance laptop running all the things to create and save tracks from start to finish.
Also, I have a desk full of hardware (don’t start asking ) for jamming / live preparation duties.
Not only are these two desks not connected (neither musical nor physical), they are on a different floor
Of course i used a mixer (A&H DB4), but from time to time I did like to multitrack record my jams into ableton. So I brought my laptop from downstairs, connected it to the DB4, put the Laptop under the studio desk, recorded, disconnected, went back to the laptop desk and started processing.
So, after acquiring some (and by “some” I mean “a lot”) new hardware I decided to get rid of my DB4 because it’s very big and I liked (and apparently hugely misunderstood) the Tascam 20x20 Interface. Smaller than the DB4, my effect pedals were nicely sitting on top of it, some gain knobs to adjust for clipping and two headphone outs for jamming.
Problem: “standalone mixer” in Tascam universe means: you still have to connect it to the laptop to use the “standalone mixer” function. Deal breaker for me, as, you know, the laptop just isn’t there
So, anybody of you in a similar situation?
- I need a standalone (ie no computer needed at all) Mixer with minimum 8 Line Ins
- no internal FX needed as most of my gear has FX or is an FX
- no space for a 16 faders / 12 channel strip / 24 fancy bla - box
- needs to be an interface as well (USB 3 or Thunderbolt would be nice, but not a deal breaker I guess as I’m just recording different tracks)
Any of you guys with similar setups? How did you manage to do this?
Any advice / help appreciated,