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    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...#goto_itemInfo

    All, I have not been happy with the sound of my drums when I record to a PC and mix them up with some guitar/bass that were interfaced to the PC with an audio to USB interface (made for a guitar /1/4" jack). I have been using my line in from my sound card, plus it is mono, using the left main output of the TD-12.

    Would a card like this provide better quality audio? Anyone have experience with this particular card?

    Thanks.

  • #2
    anyone? I think I will pick this up at my local GC tomorrow.

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    • #3
      It's gotta be better than mono, but it seems WAY too cheap...Behringer stuff is usually pretty noisy. Make sure you can return it to GC if yer not happy

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      • #4
        I doubt that would offer any improvement at all over just running the output of a mixer into a stereo/mono line in on your sound card. Behringer stuff is cheap for a reason. How many mics do you have on your drums. What kind? What are the specs on the computer you are using? Does it have firewire ports or PCI slots available?

        Answer these and we should be able to provide better guidance.

        J
        Edrums- KD-120, PD-125 (3), PD-105 (3), Yamaha PCY155, PCY-135 (4)
        Module - Roland TD20X
        Software - Pro Tools and Toontrack Superior

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        • #5
          Originally posted by JrummerJ View Post
          I doubt that would offer any improvement at all over just running the output of a mixer into a stereo/mono line in on your sound card. Behringer stuff is cheap for a reason. How many mics do you have on your drums. What kind? What are the specs on the computer you are using? Does it have firewire ports or PCI slots available?

          Answer these and we should be able to provide better guidance.

          J
          Hi Vdrummer,

          To add to JrummerJ's comments - the manufacturer doesn't provide specs on THD, Dynamic Range or Frequency response....so it's hard to think it will be too good......the D/A convertors are also a question mark until you test them....let us know how it works

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          • #6
            hmmm. Thanks to all. I saw another poster complaining of behringer's speakers or PA I believe. The computer is a Dell Latitude notebook I have for work (I am sure the IT department is going nuts over the fact I have a program called "Reaper" installed). The soundcard seems to be SigmaTel audio? It was the standard card.

            To answer JrummerJ's questions, no firewire, just USB ports available. No mic's in the setup, just looking to capture the main L/R outputs of the TD-12. However, I would love to be able to use the additional outputs to better control the overall mix of the drums ... !


            I saw that Roland makes a similar product for $79,


            http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/UA1EX/


            Would this be a better option?
            Last edited by vdrummer20; 05-07-08, 08:45 AM.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by vdrummer20 View Post
              hmmm. Thanks to all. I saw another poster complaining of behringer's speakers or PA I believe. The computer is a Dell Latitude notebook I have for work (I am sure the IT department is going nuts over the fact I have a program called "Reaper" installed). The soundcard seems to be SigmaTel audio? It was the standard card.

              To answer JrummerJ's questions, no firewire, just USB ports available. No mic's in the setup, just looking to capture the main L/R outputs of the TD-12. However, I would love to be able to use the additional outputs to better control the overall mix of the drums ... !


              I saw that Roland makes a similar product for $79,


              http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/UA1EX/


              Would this be a better option?
              IMHO, if you don't mind the extra cost, that would be a much better option

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              • #8
                If possible...try to stay away from Behringer gear.

                -bad ju-ju. They are extremely hit or miss. My band uses one of their headphone mixers...and to this point has been mostly trouble free except for one channel developing noise. Thery are VERY hit or miss though.

                Reatively speaking, this board represents a small part of the market Behringer tries to cater to...and most will attest to their lack luster quality/general problems with their products across the boards.

                Good luck!

                E
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                • #9
                  a small little pro tools setup works great for me..

                  I have an mbox, which is USB connected and works fine.. use the td20 sounds or trigger software based drums like DFH or Drumcore..

                  -Brad

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                  • #10
                    Thanks to all. I think I will get the UA1EX for $79. I will let you know the results once I have it.

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                    • #11
                      vdrummer20 did you get the interface yet ? what ere the results.

                      I am in the market for a USB 2.0 like this onehttp://www.musiciansfriend.com/produ...RWXO1&ZYXSEM=0
                      Unified Past
                      http://www.unifiedpast.com/unified_past/Home_Page.html

                      http://www.youtube.com/user/Vdrummer17

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by vctr View Post
                        vdrummer20 did you get the interface yet ? what ere the results.

                        I am in the market for a USB 2.0 like this onehttp://www.musiciansfriend.com/produ...RWXO1&ZYXSEM=0
                        For almost that price you can step up to this:
                        Alesis MultiMix8 USB
                        I got it and it's great. USB right into the computer, plus a ton of other features, including Cubase LE. Don't be scared by the fact that it is USB 1.0....it records fine. Shop around, as it can be as low as $130.

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                        • #13
                          I was actually considering the 2.0 version. But it's more than twice the $ and basicly the same as the 1.1 vers. other than the 2.0 capabilities.

                          http://www.zzounds.com/item--ALEMM8USB20
                          Unified Past
                          http://www.unifiedpast.com/unified_past/Home_Page.html

                          http://www.youtube.com/user/Vdrummer17

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