Here's the set up I'm going to have for a little while and would like the to figure out what to buy to fit "in the middle". My best understanding is a mixer of some sort, but I'm not sure what. That's the answer I'm looking to find here. :)
I currently have:
- MacBook Pro (15") Core 2 Duo, 8 GB Ram
- 2 x M-Audio Powered Monitors
- Midi Keyboard
- Ableton Live
I have a lot more gear than that, but I dont want to complicate matters. I want to basically be able to play Ableton, the MPC and the keyboard and have the audio output through the monitors.
What do I need here? A mixer or what other type of audio interface? I have an M-Audio Mobile Pre, and while it works, it seems to be lacking inputs. I eventually want to be able to track from the MPC into Ableton (or ProTools, etc) and then record. The majority of my time at this point though, will be spent in Ableton Live and on the keyboard.
Thanks for any input.