help please best connection for home studio

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Member Since: Mar 18, 2008

I just purchased a fostex mr16 multitrack I want to hook it up to my
e-mu 1616 and use reason as my virtual synth how do I hook this up to do this help me please somebody anybody thanks.

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Since: Mar 03, 2008

Mar 19, 2008 01:42 am

Okay.....I won't ask why you have two recording units. What you would need to do is run the audio outs from the 1616 to two line inputs on the Fostex. Simple as that. You will have to hook your monitors up to the Fostex.

Okay, I can't help myself. Why do you have two recording devices? You're already using a laptop right? I would return the Fostex and get a decent 8 channel preamp with adat output and a decent external hard drive. That's just my opinion but honestly the 1616 should be plenty for your needs. Tack on Tracktion 3 Project Studio pack and you're hapnin.

Since: Mar 18, 2008

Mar 20, 2008 12:01 pm

thanks, Im using the fostex to record all my audio. I basicaly want to feed all the vocals and loops into it from my soundcard instead of using a virtual multitrack. Does this sound crazy Im new to this.Thanks

Since: Apr 06, 2007

Mar 20, 2008 01:15 pm

It's not crazy its just weird, in that case you may record to the computer and mix with an external mixer.

The thing is this when you feed from your soundcard into the fostex a digital to analog and analog to digital conversion is made, we have discussed this in previous threads, if you dont have good AD and DA converters your audio will deteriorate from every conversion you make, even if you do have good converters some deterioration will occur.

Im guessing that you want to do this in order to mix in the old fashioned way (hands-on faders) but with a Fostex that may not be very recomended.

Since: Mar 03, 2008

Mar 20, 2008 08:47 pm

Yeah. Your just creating work for yourself and likely you are seriously downgrading your sound quality.

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