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Recording Workflow
Old 8th June 2016
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Recording Workflow

Hi David,

you mentioned in Reptil's thread using several different recording formats nowadays and if I remember correctly you've been working with many different recording setups (e.g. mixers like Siemens C4 ect., audio matrix routers, ect.) as well.

Regarding workflow, what would your idea of a most desireable recording setup for your work look like, calculating inspiring appeal, sonic quality, vs. convenience, effectiveness, so that it can fit most to your current lifestyle (making music along with familytime and sidejobs) ?

For example, will that pro tape machine you mentioned with a decent mixer be the final/most sufficient choice, even when using special techniques like polyphonic recording of monosynth chords, or would that be something like a piece of hardware or setup that has yet to exist?

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Hi David,

you mentioned in Reptil's thread using several different recording formats nowadays and if I remember correctly you've been working with many different recording setups (e.g. mixers like Siemens C4 ect., audio matrix routers, ect.) as well.

Regarding workflow, what would your idea of a most desireable recording setup for your work look like, calculating inspiring appeal, sonic quality, vs. convenience, effectiveness, so that it can fit most to your current lifestyle (making music along with familytime and sidejobs) ?

For example, will that pro tape machine you mentioned with a decent mixer be the final/most sufficient choice, even when using special techniques like polyphonic recording of monosynth chords, or would that be something like a piece of hardware or setup that has yet to exist?

best regards!
Hi there

I really haven't found one setup that works best if I am honest. I always battle with ergonomics and I change gear too much..although I'm getting better with age.
One thing I do know is that I need a console. Apart from sonics, it's just a central point of the studio and it makes sense to my brain. I mix on the desk. I record though the desk. If I work with someone else, w sit at the desk to listen and discuss.. As I mentioned elsewhere, I already kind of treat the computer as a multitrack more than a DAW, so tape is just me wanting to be old school and get that vibe and focus that I personally seem to lose in a DAW. I don't have an issue with digital recording but I still get a kick out of tape and the feel of putting a take down and it makes me more disciplined. This says more about me than recording to tape though I guess!
But being able to pull any project back up on a computer, makes working on a variety of projects as well as having a life, much more efficient and multi tracking synth lines (or anything that requires many tracks) without having to bounce them due to track limitations is an advantage, so it's always a difficult choice. I think that if I am honest, it is more to do with what turns me on. I started in studios in the early 80's and they were AMAZING places to me. A top multitrack track, a big desk, some choice outboard and a wonderful space. That is still how I see a proper recording studio
Of course, I can still keep my computer and work in the DAW for projects that require total recall or when I just want to do an idea quickly so It's not really one or the other.
Cheers!
David
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Old 9th June 2016
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Thanks for your answer David!

Yeah, working with a recording setup that provides vibe and focus ought to be considered extremely valuable in a otherwise multitasking environment. Taking best of both worlds seems to be the route to go indeed (although the longing towards that recording-setup one can finally settle with, may continue nonetheless ).
cheers
Ben
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Thanks for your answer David!

Yeah, working with a recording setup that provides vibe and focus ought to be considered extremely valuable in a otherwise multitasking environment. Taking best of both worlds seems to be the route to go indeed (although the longing towards that recording-setup one can finally settle with, may continue nonetheless ).
cheers
Ben
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