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I wasn't happy with my old firewire MOTU setup and all it's driver problems in Windows 7, and I didn't want to go back to XP on a desktop computer with 8 GB of RAM, so over the last month or so, I've been working towards a more streamlined simple setup with my laptop.

So now I basically have a quadcore PC collecting dust. I should sell it :lol:

This is my new recording setup. Based on Rogueleader's recommendation and a little research, I picked up this:

Buy Focusrite Saffire 6 USB Audio Interface | Audio Interfaces | Musician's Friend

Nice and simple noiseless 2 input 24 bit/48k USB recording box. I don't need 8-input firewire anymore just recording at home.

I also picked up a pair of 5" KRK Rokit monitors. They're low end, but sound really rich and so far I'm hearing my mixes a lot better than what I've used before. The only issue I have is I may need to get some quality 1" to 2" thick foam baffles to put underneath them, as I'm getting a lot of extra bass that I'm thinking is coming from resonance through my wooden desk.

So here's my simple setup, pardon the low quality pics:



 

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Some foam would do some justice for sure. To bad you couldn't get them on stands behind the desk to decouple them,,,but I'll bet allot of the extra bass is coming from the rig being in the corner adding to the standing wave buildup there.
Cool little rig though,, what kind of Latency are you getting with the Saffire? Have you tried to re-amp anything with the axe-fx?

So now I basically have a quadcore PC collecting dust. I should sell it :lol:
NO don't sell it,, you should trade it to me for one of my unused guitars ;) ,,,,no seriously.

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Sell the beamer and by a car that doesn't cost $1200 for a water pump :fawk:
 

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Some foam would do some justice for sure. To bad you couldn't get them on stands behind the desk to decouple them,,,but I'll bet allot of the extra bass is coming from the rig being in the corner adding to the standing wave buildup there.
Cool little rig though,, what kind of Latency are you getting with the Saffire? Have you tried to re-amp anything with the axe-fx?

NO don't sell it,, you should trade it to me for one of my unused guitars ;) ,,,,no seriously.

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Let me know what guitars you are offerring :)

Also yeah you're right, being in the corner and on the desk is not ideal, but it's what I have to work with at the moment. Will be changing desks / locations soon I think. Oh and I'm not getting any noticable latency with the Saffire. Sounds perfect. It's actually a lot more plug-and-play than the old MOTU was, mainly because the MOTU I used to have had an onboard mixer, which while nice kinda overcomplicated things for what I was using it for.
 

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Let me know what guitars you are offerring :)

Also yeah you're right, being in the corner and on the desk is not ideal, but it's what I have to work with at the moment. Will be changing desks / locations soon I think. Oh and I'm not getting any noticable latency with the Saffire. Sounds perfect. It's actually a lot more plug-and-play than the old MOTU was, mainly because the MOTU I used to have had an onboard mixer, which while nice kinda overcomplicated things for what I was using it for.
It is indeed a kick ass interface :agreed:, any recordings with it yet?
 

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It is indeed a kick ass interface :agreed:, any recordings with it yet?
Actually yeah. I lost some of my newer recordings earlier this fall when I had a hard drive failure on my old PC. I've been working with my backup files and just rebuilt the chorus to this song this week using the new equipment:

http://vincelupone.com/2010mp3/vincelupone_gudclip201.mp3

I actually think it sounds better than before. Mind you there's still no bass guitar there :D Can't wait to record some more, just deciding where to go with some pieces of music...heavier, softer, that kind of thing. I'm still determining my identity for this album.
 
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