8 Output Soundcard - Advice Please
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    Default 8 Output Soundcard - Advice Please

    Hi All

    Hopefully you help me out here...

    A while ago I sold my whole Traktor, software, Audio 8, X1, timecode vinyls, the lot. Didn't think I'd use it any more. I went to a more 'live' set up with Ableton and a bunch of controllers.

    Now I've picked up a new DJ residency I need to slim my set up back down. So I've made myself a template in TouchOSC that mimics an X1 and I'm going to use my Maschine for drums and pads.

    This will just be a test set up so I need a new soundcard that'll give me 8 outputs (4 'decks') to let me have two Traktor decks, and two feeds from Maschine for the drums and pads.

    I don't to spend a fortune, that's why I haven't went for an Audio 10 as yet as I'm only going to be testing this set up out for a few gigs to see if I like it.

    Any suggestions on a cheap soundcard that'll let me do this? I'd rather buy a new one that 2nd hand.

    I've searched online and most threads seem to be from a few years back.

    Thanks, in advance!

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    Sound interfaces with four stereo outputs tend to be few and expensive.

    The Behringer FCA610 seems to fit the requirements of 8 outputs, "cheap," and new.

    This sound interface is NOT Traktor certified, so no timecode. If you need timecode, you have to fork over the $$$.

    Behringer has had a questionable reputation that was earned 20 years ago. In the last 5-8 years I have been impressed with the quality of (almost) everything I have bought from Behringer. IME, they are among the best at entry level price points. The reviews on various websites of this sound interface are generally favorable. Even so, I have not used this card so I can not give a personal recommendation.

    http://www.amazon.com/Behringer-Fire.../dp/B00D3QX2X0

    The Gigaport HD is another choice, that also meets the requirements. It is $50-ish cheaper, but has no inputs. I have also not used this sound interface.

    http://www.amazon.com/ESI-GIGAPORT-H.../dp/B0064RWFM4
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    Thanks!

    I'd used the original gigaport a few years back and it was ok, didn't last very long though due to the plastic casing. That one does look a lot sturdier.

    I'll look into both of these!

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    I know you said you didn't want to buy used - but I have an MOTU Ultralite MKII (Firewire only) that I'd sell.

    It is a lovely piece of equipment. All metal construction.

    Make me a sensible offer. (It was around 400 new - but it's 5 or so years old. Perfect condition, though).
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    Last soundcard you'll ever need.
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