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Help Setup 1212m for recording

post #1 of 9
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I'm ordering the EMU 1212m and have a couple of questions. First I want to be about to record at least a guitar and mic into descrete tracks using Adobe Audition 2.0. I know I'll need to go through the PatchMix, but I think I'll figure that out once I get it. One thing I want to add in the future is external sound processors. How would I go about connecting this and setting up in both the PatchMix and Adobe Audition?

Thanks

Greg
post #2 of 9
Those are some very specific questions that you'll have to experiment with once you get everything working together. Each program's manual should have some helpful hints.

About recording:

The 1212M only has two analog inputs. I haven't used them for recording yet, but my guess is that in Audition, you'll set one channel to get audio from the Left input and one channel to get audio from the Right input (like 1.L, 1.R).

The 1212M doesn't provide phantom power, so you'll need an external mic preamp if your microphone requires it.
post #3 of 9
You might want to consider the 0202USB, 0404USB, 1820 or 1820m instead as these provide preamps for two channels. (Not sure if guitars can be plugged into mic preamps though) The last three also provide phantom power in case your mic needs it. The 1820 and 1820m also have the advantage of having a large number of analogue line inputs.
post #4 of 9
Just a side note... The 1820/1820M have been replaced by the 1616/1616M.
post #5 of 9
Hi; the 1616/1616m doesn't replace the 1820/1820m, it is the laptop product with PCMCIA interface. But you can use it with a desktop with a simple PCI to PCMCIA adaptor.
post #6 of 9
The 1820 and 1820M have been discontinued for a few years, as I was told by an E-MU representative. Here are their current non-USB offerings, including the 1616 PCI and 1616M PCI.
post #7 of 9
You might find the guitar sounds worse than it should (i.e. lacking tone) if you are going direct in from an electric guitar. I'm not sure of the specs of the card but you might want some sort of DI or guitar pre between the card and the guitar. If the input impedence is high enough (~1M) then it won't be a problem.
post #8 of 9
I hadn't tried it yet, but I figured 1212M would act as a D.I. Then, the OP could just slap on one of those guitar amp sim plug-ins and be good to go.
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Originally Posted by infinitesymphony View Post
I hadn't tried it yet, but I figured 1212M would act as a D.I. Then, the OP could just slap on one of those guitar amp sim plug-ins and be good to go.
I've tried that with the Amplitube DSP demo that comes with the 1212m. It sounds ok, I guess.
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