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Old 19th April 2020
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help to understand

hello everyone,
I work on ableton and I use some hardware ... I would like to ask and understand... I have seen several times photos or videos of producer's studio that have mixers and still use software like ableton or cubase or similar .. here I would like to know why use an external mixer when you then recording (and probably mixing) on daw?
I don't understand if they mix on daw or external...
In my case I use a card with 8 in/out, card goes directly to daw and i record and mix in ableton... I am very intrigued by analog mixers, how could I use a mixer and what utility could it have?
thx
Old 21st April 2020
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IEC
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they are handy devices having a hands on "nerve centre" for your studio is very useful

I use mine to adjust the volume and cut elements while recording, and mix in DAW after recording. the mixer creates the broad structure though faster and more fun than cut n paste for me
Old 21st April 2020
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"hey are handy devices having a hands on "nerve centre" for your studio is very useful"

Sure!!!

thank you for reply,

in what way you cut elements while recording with mixer?

Now I recording directly in Daw and with the mixer my fear was losing quality by adding a gear (mixer) before DAW...
I have a mixer that I used for live, makie 1604 vlzpro. Is it good enough for this?
Old 21st April 2020
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You definitely don’t want to lose quality. Sacrifice everything else, especially character, in favor of pristine quality.
Old 21st April 2020
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NawSon... never I said that.
but I don't want a mixer usually used for live (1604 vlx pro) to flatten my sound, I could have the opposite effect ... have a sound with character and lose it completely
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