I'm currently trying to find an interface which meets my needs for podcast recording. The needs are as follows:
- at least 2 XLR microphone inputs.
- at least 3 line inputs for recording turntables or other line audio.
- the ability to record all tracks separately via USB/Firewire/Thunderbolt onto a Macbook Pro.
- good support for Logic Pro, Audacity or even GarageBand.
Essentially, I want to be able to create a good live mix through an interface with robust controls, but have the option of tweaking levels post-recording on the computer-end through the separately recorded tracks.
Is there anything on the market that would allow this?
I've been looking at the Zoom R16 but it's unclear as to whether this allows you to record more than the standard one track on the computer-end via the USB.
Finding it hard to distinguish the lexicon used in the specs of these machines to determine if they output more than one track/mix/master etc.