Tascam US 122 and Adobe Audition - Multiple Sources to Multiple Tracks

Discussion in 'Pro Audio' started by carl.durber, Sep 28, 2005.

  1. carl.durber

    carl.durber Guest


    I am looking for a budget audio interface that will allow me to record
    e-drums and guitar (or any two audio sources) to two seperate Adobe
    Audition tracks simultaneously.

    Will the Tascam US 122 be suitable for this purpose? Are there any
    better options in the budget price range?

    Thanks in advance,

    carl.durber, Sep 28, 2005
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  2. carl.durber

    Mike Rivers Guest

    You can record two input channels to two tracks. If your drums are
    stereo (guitars often aren't) that will eat up its two input channels
    and you won't be able to record the guitar. If you have mono drums,
    then, yes, you can record drums to one mono track and guitar to the
    other mono track. If you need more input channels, the TASCAM US-428
    offers recording on four channels simultaneously as well as hand-on
    mixing controls.
    The US-122 is a nice unit because it addresses a lot of the questions
    that people have about recording with a conventional sound card, like:

    Where do I plug in headphones?
    How do I control the volume of my monitor speakers without using the
    How do I monitor what I'm playing when I record?

    As to wheter there are any better options, sure, there are other
    similar products on the market. Which one is better is a matter of
    what's better for you. There isn't one that clearly stands out as
    having noticably better sound quality, so look at features, feel, and
    how it fits into your working space.
    Mike Rivers, Sep 28, 2005
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  3. carl.durber

    carl.durber Guest

    Thanks for the reply, that cleared a lot up for me.

    One more question - If I put the two outputs from the drums through a
    mixer and into one input on the US-122, would I be able to record
    stereo drums to a single track?
    carl.durber, Sep 29, 2005
  4. carl.durber

    Mike Rivers Guest

    Yes and no. You can record the drums on one track, but being one track,
    it won't be stereo any more. You can record mono drums on one track or
    stereo drums on two tracks.

    If you wanted to record, say, drums and bass in one pass, you could put
    the drums and bass into a stereo mixer, mix them to taste, and record
    them on two tracks. But that bass/drum mix would remain fixed for the
    project. You couldn't change the bass part later on if it wasn't right
    after you've recorded other tracks.
    Mike Rivers, Sep 29, 2005
  5. carl.durber

    carl.durber Guest

    Thanks again.

    One final question - the TASCAM US-428 offers four inputs, could each
    of those go to a different track on Audition? Say I had stereo drums
    going into two inputs, guitar into an input, and bass into an input -
    would each of these be available on individual chanels in Audtion so I
    could re-record (or alter the volume of) just the bass for example?
    carl.durber, Sep 29, 2005
  6. carl.durber

    Mike Rivers Guest

    Yes. That's what the four inputs are for.
    Mike Rivers, Sep 29, 2005
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