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Advice please, looking for recording interface.

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  • Advice please, looking for recording interface.

    I'm looking to get into recording.  I've heard good things about the Yamaha THR10C, and now the THR10X has come out.  I'm looking for something that is intuitive & user friendly, so I can spend more time playing & recording song ideas than being an engineer.   I've heard a lot of good things from people on this forum, and would like to hear their experiences with the THRC & X.  I know the X has more gain, but I play many different genres of music and would like versatility also.  Can the X give you all the tones that the C does and just offers more gain?  The software that comes with it is Cubase AI, does it have usable drum loops or samples, unlimited tracks, and is it user friendly?  Since I'm a recording newbie I'd like something that's intuitive to capture inspiration with not too much set up time.  Any info would be greatly appreciated.

    The other option I'm interested in is the PreSonus Audiobox 22VSL.  I've heard from friends that the Studio One Artist DAW is pretty damn good with unlimited tracks, and also pretty intuitive to use.  Anyone with any experience with this interface, I would appreciate any info you can provide.  I'd like to know it the Studio One Artitst DAW comes with usable drums, and how easy it is to use.  Also, I'm hoping either of these devises have low to zero latency, if possible.

    I've been leaning more to the Yamaha THR10C or X because of the added bonus of having a cool practice amp with hi-fidelity sound, and the option of using it as a ipod dock for parties.  

    Dudes, any assistance would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks in advance for your input & expertise.

    Pete

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  • #2
    Sounds like the THR10 (no letter) would suit you best. The C and the X are more specialised.

    I have nothing on the Presonus thing.

    What kind of computer will you use?

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    • leftyaxeman
      leftyaxeman commented
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      PrawnHeed wrote:
      Sounds like the THR10 (no letter) would suit you best. The C and the X are more specialised.

      I have nothing on the Presonus thing.

      What kind of computer will you use?

      Thanks for the response, I use a Dell Studio XPS.


  • #3

    I use an ipad with an Alesis IO Dock.

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    • #4

      Once I get back into recording I will get something like a Zoom R16 and mixdown on the computer.  I purchased a Focusrite A/I to record directly to computer and did not like it at all.  I have an older Zoom unit (no USB outlet) that I still use from time to time, but not as much as I'd like to.  It has a built in metronome and drum machine... I'm alittle surprised the R16 does not have it.  But, I guess I'll have to figure some way around that.  Everything I record solo is either done with a metronome or drum machine.

      http://www.reverbnation.com/thedubiouscapture<br>

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      • #5

        Looks like Zoom's R8 still has the built in drum machine.  Weird the lower end unit would have that feature, but the more expensive unit does not.

        http://www.reverbnation.com/thedubiouscapture<br>

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        • PRS_JRW
          PRS_JRW commented
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          If I was to connect to my MacBook Pro, would anyone recommend the Tascam US 322 or US 366?


        • Dougy
          Dougy commented
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          Yer Blues wrote:

          Looks like Zoom's R8 still has the built in drum machine.  Weird the lower end unit would have that feature, but the more expensive unit does not.


           

          The Zoom R24 has a built-in drum machine, and 8 extra tracks.  


      • #6

        I like the looks and specs of this little bugger...

         

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        • honeyiscool
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          While I like Focusrite, I'm not sure they've earned the stripes in the desktop interface category to charge Apogee prices without offering much more in terms of features.

          Thing is, Apogee is expensive, but holy crap, it integrates like nobody's business, and everything with the Apogee name on it sounds excellent. I'm not sure Focusrite reaches THAT level of quality and integration and it makes me wince at the $499 price tag. I could see why someone would choose an RME Babyface or MOTU Track 16 over an Apogee Duet, but the Focusrite? Pass.

      • #7
        You underestimate Focusrite kiddo....for years they made high end gear long before they dipped into the budget end of things. The new Forte may have same quality ADCs and DACs as their higher end stuff and that would alone would make it worth checking out.

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        • Jerry_Lev
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          Presonus works great with Mac, would not recommend it for PC.


        • honeyiscool
          honeyiscool commented
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          genesis3 wrote:
          You underestimate Focusrite kiddo....for years they made high end gear long before they dipped into the budget end of things. The new Forte may have same quality ADCs and DACs as their higher end stuff and that would alone would make it worth checking out.

          Yeah, I know, ISA, etc. But those have little to do with their digital interfaces up to this point. I don't think anything they've done so far would justify $250 per channel. It's a steep price to pay to find out whether the price is justified or not, when there is so much competition in the price range.


      • #8

        Hey fellas, as a recording noob, I have a question.  The THR editor is not recognizing the THR10 device and shows "disconnected" in the lower right hand side of the window.  I'm looking to see how I can correct this so the THR10 editor recognizes the device and reads "connected".   I'm using a Dell PC w/Windows, not a Mac.

         I went to the help window for the THR10 editor and it says this:
         
        <div class="signaturecontainer"><font face="Franklin Gothic Medium"><font size="2"><font color="red">Guitars: Heritage H-150CM, Jackson USA SL-2H, Ibanez Jem 7V, Gibson SG, Fender Strat, Carvin ST-300, Yamaha AES620 <br />
        Amp: Carvin Legacy VL-100 half stack, Gibson L-5 Lab Series<br />
        Effects: Suhr Riot, Barber Dirty Bomb, Soundblox Classic Distortion, TC Elec Chorus, Boss DD-3, Dunlop EVH Wah, Gig-Fx MegaWah, Boss TU-2, Boss ME-50, Digitech GNX4</font></font></font></div>

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        • leftyaxeman
          leftyaxeman commented
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          I figured it out.  Starting to record song ideas, this Yamaha THR10X sounds pretty damn good.  There is a bit of a learning curve with the Cubase AI6, but I'm getting the idea.  I want to thank again all the guys who recommended the Yamaha THR10.  It's a cool interface, and sounds surprisingly good when recorded.



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