Knowledgebase: Audio Interfaces
As technology continues to develop, things that previously cost a fortune continually become much more affordable and readily available for purchase. This extends to the audio world. Previously, if amateur musicians or garage bands wanted to record their
Posted by Rick Shao on 16 November 2015 06:44 AM

Q: I am interested in your Helix Board 18 FireWire MKII as a way to efficiently digitally record a lot of individual channels simultaneously. I would like to get 16 channels, all at one time, to flow into my Cubase DAW via FireWire. My hope is that I can connect 8 mics to your mic inputs, and connect 8 line-level feeds from a separate 8-channel preamp into 8 line inputs on your unit. Will this work to allow me to record 16 simultaneous individual channels?

A: The Helix Board 18 FireWire MKII accepts 18 inputs simultaneously through a variety of different input types, eight XLR, four 1/4 stereo, one stereo mini, and one stereo RCA input. 16 outputs total can be sent simultaneously from Helix to your DAW, along with 2 inputs from the DAW to the Helix via the Firewire interface. Depending on how you need to connect your line level feeds from your pre-amp, the Helix 18 FireWire will work for your purposes. If you need more independent channels, we suggest our Helix Board 24 FireWire MKII with 16 independent mono plus four 1/4 stereo AUX inputs.

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