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Xenia



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 04, 2004 7:10 pm    Post subject: M-AUDIO DELTA 1010LT Reply with quote

Hi guys, i hope you can help me out with this little question.

I consider buying M-audio Delta 1010LT soundcard, but there's one thing about it i'm not sure of -

while using multitrack software, say CUBASE, can i playback different tracks of it via different outputs of the device (m-audio).
Say track_1 comes off via output_1, track_2 comes off via output_2 and so on?

See, i want to plug these outputs to the mixing console and, well, dub a while ;)

Thanx,
Xenia
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Mike Zee



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 04, 2004 10:50 pm    Post subject: M-AUDIO DELTA 1010LT Reply with quote

Xenia, in general the whole idea about multi-analog-out cards/systems is to enable user to separate recorded tracks in multi-track recording software. Another words multi-analog-out card 'turns' your computer into multi-track recorder so you can output tracks and mixdown using external mixer.
Now, I don't know for sure how practicly you do it in Cubase, because I don't use this software.
I use Sonar (Cakewalk), and there you just simply select output from drop-down menue for each recorded audio-track.

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Also www.m-audio.com would be the place to look for details.
here's a quote I've found q/a at the site:
Q: How can the Delta Series cards be used in Cubase VST 32/5.0?

A: Activate the "M Audio Delta ASIO" Driver in the “Options->Audio Setup->System" menu. Define the Outputs (Master and BUS) in the VST-Master-Mixer. If you want to record more than one track at the same time, you will first have to activate "Mutli Record" and then arm the desired recording tracks for the recording in the "VST-Inputs" window. In the VST-Channel-Mixer you can now set the Output- and Input-Channels for each individual Track. Please visit the "How to Guides" section on our web site for a more detailed description. When running Windows 2000/XP, we recommend to deactivate the MIDI-driver Microsoft GS Wavetable SW Synth using Steinberg Setup program "Setup MME".

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good luck,
/Mike Zee aka Dr ZEE
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Neil C



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2004 2:24 pm    Post subject: M-AUDIO DELTA 1010LT Reply with quote

I use Cubase SX and you can indeed route the output of any track (you have to set-up the out busses available to Cubase (which will be the various outputs of your card) in VST connections, and then route the individual tracks to the appropriate bus) to any output of your choice that your card has.

Bear in mind that you can dub it up from within the computer, especially if you have a suitable hardware controller with sliders and muters and so on. I mention this because this option is more compact and can be cheaper and more convenient. But if you want to be using outboard gear, then sure, go for it.
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Xenia



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2004 3:44 pm    Post subject: M-AUDIO DELTA 1010LT Reply with quote

Thanx guys.
Respects.
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Xenia



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2004 5:37 pm    Post subject: M-AUDIO DELTA 1010LT Reply with quote

....what do you think, which multitrack software would be the most appropriate for making music on PC?
I realise, it's a "huge" kinda question, but still....

I've been using ACID for a few happy years, and gradually i understood that it's , well, a hobbyist-kind of application. In a sence that it makes so many things automatically....
I mean, it's a superb application, but it's not professional, you cant produce hi-fi sounds using it.

So now i'm a bit stuck in the middle. Some say- CUBASE is the only way, others say you have to choose yourself. But i cant afford few more years for learning every multitrack software is present on the market.... you know....Not to mention new ones that come around so quickly.

So a tip from you, smooth operators, would be greatly appreciated.
thanx
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Mike Zee



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2004 8:39 pm    Post subject: M-AUDIO DELTA 1010LT Reply with quote

Xenia, check this posts,
well, there is no answer to your question "which software is the best for music production". For me it's Sonar now, and the reason why is because I was using Cakewalk Pro-Audio for 10 years or so, since first versions....another words it feels like I can work with it with my eyes closed :) So there's a problem - if you wish to choose/find out which one is better for you than you do have to try them all.
I can tell you this, thou : which ever you would just pick and start working with will becom the best for you after you get used to it. There's no easy way, really and it does take time and effort to get to the point when you actually start using a sophisticated application productively.
Also, speaking of ACID. I would not call it 'non-pro' software. Actually it is very 'pro' :), but with somewhat more specific task. If you professionally produce stuff like music-background , let's say for commercials, video-presentations etc...., ACID is really great.
But when you are working on original and very detailed production, then of course you need something different than ACID.

Also, if you produce music professionally, you likely will end up with few software programs, simply because some of them are much better than the other for specific tasks.

/respects,
/Mike Zee aka DR ZEE

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Neil C



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2004 10:43 pm    Post subject: M-AUDIO DELTA 1010LT Reply with quote

I totally agree with Dr Zee.
In my opinion I think in your situation your choice fortunately comes down to just 2 - Sonar or Cubase SX(2).
Like I say to most people download the demos. Spend a couple of days with each of them, and pick whichever you like using the best.
Either, I expect, will serve you equally well as the other.
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HM



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2004 12:03 pm    Post subject: M-AUDIO DELTA 1010LT Reply with quote

Emu 1820m ,... cubase VST 5.0 included,...

Best offer for a bassic dubstudio, multitrack,
emulator-x builded on very proud tradition´s,

DSP also, bla. bla. worth the price just for
the top-end converters alone

For low latenzy drivers RME still rules though

Cubase has FAR better I/O configuration, both
in VSTi area,. and when streaming to external
hardware, very benneficial in dub producktions
SX3 will make the distance to Sonar even bigger

It´s very important to make the right deccision
from start, becourse, like said, you get used to
it,...

HM
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Xenia



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2004 6:55 pm    Post subject: M-AUDIO DELTA 1010LT Reply with quote

Thanks!
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