View Full Version : Audio Interfaces

Oct 28, 2005, 10:40 PM
I've really been looking to record my drums. I'm running an ibook G4 12"..
I have a Yamaha MG12 mixer, and I would like to use this. I also have all my mics. So far, I've tried using an RCA Y cable from the REC OUT into a Griffin imic, then into the usb port on my ibook. I've gotten pretty poor results with that. It's OK, I just think I can get better. A friend of mine connected his mixer straight into his mini disc player and got very nice results.

I was wondering, should I go the mini disc route? Or would I be better off the an audio interface? If so, what should I lookin into?

I really don't need preamps, or any more mic inputs on the interface since I would be using my Mixer. I thought the Griffin Imic would be fine, but I guess not. I'm not looking to spend too much money. The Edirol UA1X looks like something I might need? Any suggestions?

Oct 29, 2005, 12:06 AM
If you are content to record several mikes mixed down to stereo almost any interface will do.

If you want to record isolated tracks, it gets much more complicated and expensive.