Recording figure 8 on 2 channels
Old 11th December 2010
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Recording figure 8 on 2 channels

When I went to school we recorded two singers with a figure 8 and recording each side on a separate channels. What do I need to do that?
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Are you sure it was not a stereo mic?
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It very well could be. I'm visually impaired so I could've missed something but I think we did something through the patch bay to split it. I could be completely wrong though.
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It very well could be. I'm visually impaired so I could've missed something but I think we did something through the patch bay to split it. I could be completely wrong though.
you may have sent it to a "mult" which basically takes a single input and assigns it to multiple spots on the bay.
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That's it! How would I do that now? What do I need? What would that cost roughly?
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If it's a fig 8 there would be no point. Both tracks will be identical.

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That's it! How would I do that now? What do I need? What would that cost roughly?
it would be free.. just create a mult in your patchbay...then you get one in and two outs thumbsup
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That's it! How would I do that now? What do I need? What would that cost roughly?
Do you already have a patchbay? If not I would suggest buying a Mic splitter and split the signal to 2 pre-amps.
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Unless you are doing mid/side without a matrix, then you would split the figure-8 onto two tracks, invert the polarity of one of them, and mix it with the mid mic. In a DAW, you can just copy and paste the track to a second track. Otherwise, just use a y-cable between the mic pre and tape machine if you don't have mults on the patchbay. Or assign it to two buses on a console.
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Thanks guys for the help. I feel like such a noob!!
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