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I'm looking for a digital mixer (no more than 4 or 6 inputs) that is capable to produce output in WAV format that could be saved to disk (computer) or flash drive. Any brand name/model suggestion is welcomed, but since it will be for home use, it should be affordable ($$wise). Thanks for the help.:innocent:
 

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I would recommend the Peavey PV6 USB mixer. It's 4 XLR inputs and a single stereo input for a total of 6 channels. You can get it for about $130.

For recording, I use "Audacity", it's free and has many useful features and will output to all the popular audio formats.
 

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I would recommend the Peavey PV6 USB mixer. It's 4 XLR inputs and a single stereo input for a total of 6 channels. You can get it for about $130.

For recording, I use "Audacity", it's free and has many useful features and will output to all the popular audio formats.
But, I'm looking for digital audio output from the mixer, not analog. I think the product you suggest produces analog output.
 

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Most small studio/home audio mixers designed to interface with computers will be USB or Firewire output. Focusrite Scarlett 18i6 has both spdif and usb options and it can be found for under $300.00. The spdif is still 2 channel or stereo out but in digital format. Audacity can be used to save the file in whatever format you choose. I myself use an older Behringer Xenyx 2442FX and a Firewire interface, I find the Firewire interface more adaptable for multi-tracking.
 

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Most small studio/home audio mixers designed to interface with computers will be USB or Firewire output. Focusrite Scarlett 18i6 has both spdif and usb options and it can be found for under $300.00. The spdif is still 2 channel or stereo out but in digital format. Audacity can be used to save the file in whatever format you choose. I myself use an older Behringer Xenyx 2442FX and a Firewire interface, I find the Firewire interface more adaptable for multi-tracking.
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Thanks for the suggestions. Up until now I think I have three possibilities to choose from: (1) MOTU UltraLite-mk3 Hybrid, (2) Roland Octa-Capture, and (3) Focusrite Scarlett 18i6. Now, I have to do the deep analysis ($$$) Uuumm.:spend:
 

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The Mackie Onyx Blackbird Premium 16x16 FireWire Recording Interface is my first and I liked its simplicity as the Behringer already has a fine assortment of built in affects so affects built-in to interface were not needed.
 

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"wav" is a file type, not a digital output.

You would need a mixer that can directly record to media such as USB stick or HDD, or you could output digital audio (in S/P-DIF or AES format, or ADAT) and record it with a digital recorder or a laptop.


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