Well I'm tired of lacking some real recording stuff, I got two synths (DX7 and Juno-1) and I use VSTs and record some conga and voice action, right now with my EMU0404 soundcard I have to unplug and plug manually everytime behind my computer...
So I wanted to get something where I could plug all my sources and send it to my computer, while still using my good old soundcard, mostly for the MIDI IN (I never understood the effects or the software that came with it)
So I understood I had three options :
-Buying an analogic console, easy solution, I just connect it to my current soundcard, but I can't see the separate channels in my Cubase, I have to record one instrument at a time if I want to put software effects on it...
-Buying something that convert audio to numeric, like a box, but this won't allow me to see the input on separate channels right ?
-buying some firewire or usb connected console, like this one : But is this doing external soundcard too? may I still use my old soundcard with MIDI with that ?
Besides, I was wasking myself questions about the use of hardware effects. Sure it's cool, but how do you use it ? You have to plug it everytime you want to use it between your console and your source ?