What type of soundcard do I need to record a mix?

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  1. Rusket

    Rusket Mix an blend

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    I want to record a mix from my DJM 500 and I have read that you need a good soundcard to do so, any recommendations?
     
  2. ThePapa

    ThePapa Suffragette City..

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    Don't you have a laptop?
     
  3. danwell

    danwell BAAAAAAAAAAAAABE WAIT

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    I used to just record into the mic input on my pc before I got traktor
     
  4. RUSSLA

    RUSSLA DNBF Monarch

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    Yeh phono to mini jack will do you fine. you dont need a soundcard for shit unless your laptop/computer is an absolute piece of crap

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    One thing I will say is tho do some test recordings first to get the levels right. I thought i nailed a mix way back and then listened to it to find one deck was only recording on the left speaker - 45 minutes down the shitter and became a very annoyed young chap!
     
  5. Rusket

    Rusket Mix an blend

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    I can't record directly through my laptop as the mic input/line in is broken.

    Would it be worth buying a Focusrite external soundcard to record a high-quality mix? And if so, which model should I buy, I'm useless at this sort of thing.

    Thanks
     
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    RUSSLA DNBF Monarch

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    Rusket Mix an blend

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    RUSSLA DNBF Monarch

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    If you wana waste more money then carry on, the focusrite won't hold its value either.
     
  9. Binary_UK

    Binary_UK Binary.

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    do it mate, recording quality is ace, considering selling my saffire 6 usb if you're interested?
     
  10. Rusket

    Rusket Mix an blend

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    Yeah could do, how come you selling?
     
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    acidos2010 New Member

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    Yes, I agree. There is no much sense in spending too much on external soundcard used purely for recording. The Numark one is okish, but I would recommend Creative external soundcard as they offer better quality for the same money. Link
     
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    Forau CONCUSSION RECS

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    I got a little USB one from maplin, was like £20, works fine, used to use it for recording but now i got serato. I use it for streaming now because rane soundcards arent recognised as a windows soundcard :(
     
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    Ok, I personally use a DJ Controller so don't need to worry about external soundcards... What hardware hv u got?
     
  14. johneysvk

    johneysvk tnuc

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    i have this one and it's sufficient to record a mix, you have the set the output volume from the mixer fairly low though