Advice for setup sampling in to Deluge - Mixer, Interface, Pres?
I got a Deluge a few weeks ago and am loving it. I'm looking for some advice on getting synths, drum machines etc... in to the Deluge.
I’ve been thinking about getting a desk. The more I think about these things the more I’m confusing myself.
At the moment I have 1 x synth with 4 outputs, 3 x stereo synths, 1 x drum machine with 4 outputs and 1 x mono modular out. I have ins on 3 of the synths too and a very small bit of outboard.
I’m using a Deluge as a sampler to capture and twist what I’m making, then arrange it. I’m thinking about an Octatrack in the future.
I want to be able to record in to a DAW as and when - whether that's the deluge or individual instruments.
I have a UA Apollo 8 (not p) at the moment, which is great but doesn’t give enough ins and outs for all my gear (and I’m sure to get more).
I’m torn between getting additional pres to link to the Apollo, or getting a desk.
Desk wise I’m thinking of something I could use like an interface, taking all the channels in to the computer for recording as and when. The desk option seems interesting for the flexible routing I can get without loading up software, though I’m not wedded to being OTB.
When it comes to ITB or OTB, I tend to do a bit of each.
I’m looking for flexibility and efficiency. I want to be able to just sit down and play then record everything when the moment strikes.
I’ve been thinking about it a long time and can see advantages to either approach.
Any advice appreciated!