I am new to the recording process. I am a drummer that wants to record myself using Cubase Artist 6.5. I have 10 mics on my drums.
I have a question about audio interfaces. The guy at Guitar Center said I could use the 8 inputs on an interface (for example: the Steinberg MR816CSX) and use the Firewire output connected to my computer, to record into Cubase, 8 separate tracks at the same time.
First, is this correct? Will Firewire deliver 8 separate tracks into Cubase?
Second, the example of the MR816CSX says it has 16 outputs. Can I use the Firewire and ADAT/SPDIF outputs connected to the computer to take advantage of the 16 outputs?
Third, does Cubase Artist 6.5 allow the use of different I/Os?
I have looked on the net and in different forums and have not found the answers to these questions. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance!