i’m setting up a very-cheap entry level “recording studio” with my band.
Since now we have been recording with the behringer xenyx 1024 USB (obviusly with Ardour) and everything works fine till we have to record drums.
For the drums we use a 4 mic settings but since we have only a 2 channel input (left and right) we can’t work on every single microphone at once and getting a good sound gets very complicated.
So we thought to buy an Alesis io4.
It looks like this sound card is working with jack and ardour (but i’m not 100% sure) and i’m also asking this:
if i’m recording (for example) drums (with 4 mic) can the drummer listen in headphone to himself and a previous record of bass guitar?
I’m asking this because i’ve read somewhere that the alesis io4 dose not work as a full-duplex audio interface.
if you think that the alesis sucks do you have any suggestion on how we can solve our problem?