Simple hardware question
I'm planning on setting up a home recording studio on-a-budget soon and after looking into a few options I decided that a Linux box running Ardour would suit my needs best.
However, I have a little problems in understanding the basic concept of additional hardware needed, since I'm pretty new on DAW's (experienced in old analogue set-ups though).
I'm thinking about getting a Hammerfall HDSP 9632, which will give me 32 channels to work with. That should be more than enough. How I understand it I needs some kind of device to hook up to the SC in order to record multiple tracks at once digitally. Would an RME Octamic D do the trick? How I understand it is that one Octamic would give me 8 simultaniously usable channels, and an additional Octamic would give me 8 more and so on. Is this how it works?
If so, would I need anything extra besides the following in order to be able to record 16 channels at once:
- High spec PC
- Linux distribution customized for low latency
- Hammerfdall HDSP 9632
- 2 * Octamic D
- Mics and stands of course ;-)
I'm trying to figure out my exact budget needed before I start buying stuff. If possible I'd like to keep it under € 4000.