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post May 26 2013, 12:57 PM
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Hey Guys,

If you remember, I asked about getting a new Audio Interface sometime ago and I finally got a Focusrite Scarlett 18i20. Thank you all for helping me choose one. It was new but wasn't in stock but I took the risk, hence it took a long time to land on my hands. smile.gif So far, I am having blast of a time. Its pretty good and seems to sound better than my old Mbox 2 Pro. It only has 2 channel input at a time and I wanted to record a full band live with more channels. Here is the unboxing video and a little bit of recording test my band did. Since it seems to sound better, I thought I would share here and hope it might help anyone who is trying to buy a new interface.



Thanks for checking and let me know what you think.
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post May 26 2013, 03:04 PM
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Congrats mate smile.gif very nice vid as well!


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post May 26 2013, 03:12 PM
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post May 27 2013, 02:44 AM
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Great! Congratulation man! Thanks for the review! It's great to know that you found GMC forum helpful to take a decision.
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post May 27 2013, 03:17 AM
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Thanks Gabriel. GMC has been helpful at all times. smile.gif


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post May 27 2013, 03:50 AM
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Nice!! That's a killer interface. Two channels at a shot makes it perfect for home recording. If you are thinking of recording wads of inputs at once, there are some other options. For example, the tascam unit can do 8 xlr inputs at once to different tracks in your daw. Only $300 U.S.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/pro-audio/t...-midi-interface

The preamps are not amazing, but for live work they are adequate. You can put it in a rack, move it back and forth to practice/shows and not have to worry too much about it.

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Hey Guys,

If you remember, I asked about getting a new Audio Interface sometime ago and I finally got a Focusrite Scarlett 18i20. Thank you all for helping me choose one. It was new but wasn't in stock but I took the risk, hence it took a long time to land on my hands. smile.gif So far, I am having blast of a time. Its pretty good and seems to sound better than my old Mbox 2 Pro. It only has 2 channel input at a time and I wanted to record a full band live with more channels. Here is the unboxing video and a little bit of recording test my band did. Since it seems to sound better, I thought I would share here and hope it might help anyone who is trying to buy a new interface.



Thanks for checking and let me know what you think.
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post May 27 2013, 06:25 AM
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Yep Todd, this also has 8 XLR inputs at once and there were very good reviews on its smaller Scarlett units, though this one was $500. Its a real beauty as well. smile.gif


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post May 28 2013, 03:39 AM
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Awesome! smile.gif I misread your post a bit when you said "it" has 2 inputs at a time I thought you meant this new one not your old one. 8 live inputs is killer smile.gif Can it record each one to a separate track in your daw at the same time?


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Yep Todd, this also has 8 XLR inputs at once and there were very good reviews on its smaller Scarlett units, though this one was $500. Its a real beauty as well. smile.gif



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post May 28 2013, 04:41 AM
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Yep Todd. It also has 2 direct headphones out (no latency) and then the Foucusrite MixControl lets each band member hear their own mixes while recording. I haven't use this yet though. Need headphones now. smile.gif


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post May 29 2013, 05:44 AM
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Spiff! Post some stuff that you've recorded with it when you can. Congrats on the new unit!

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Yep Todd. It also has 2 direct headphones out (no latency) and then the Foucusrite MixControl lets each band member hear their own mixes while recording. I haven't use this yet though. Need headphones now. smile.gif



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post May 29 2013, 05:49 AM
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This is the song I recorded on Saturday. Its in our own language so you probably won't understand. Recorded on 4 different channels and mixed. Remember, I am not a pro..just fiddle around a bit. smile.gif



will be recording more often with this unit now. We did notice clarity on the tone though. smile.gif


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post May 30 2013, 04:00 PM
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Nice!!! Great tone, great separation of tracks, transparent sound, just all over spiff!!!

That interface has earned it's great rep for a reason. In that price is tough to beat. Especially for the input count.

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This is the song I recorded on Saturday. Its in our own language so you probably won't understand. Recorded on 4 different channels and mixed. Remember, I am not a pro..just fiddle around a bit. smile.gif



will be recording more often with this unit now. We did notice clarity on the tone though. smile.gif



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post May 30 2013, 04:13 PM
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Thanks Todd. smile.gif


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Congrats on the new interface Chandra. Hope it serves you well an dhave fun with it.


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Thank you so much Tony. Thanks for your suggestions as well. smile.gif


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