How to record from a analogue desk into a PC running Pro Tools
This could be a simple answer but wanted to ask anyway. If I was using an analogue desk with say 16 channels and FOH running in mono can I record this into Pro Tools as one whole mix. Also can I record each individual track for later mixdown or would the mix taken from the desk be the one recorded to Pro Tools. Also what ins and outs would I need to use? Thanks for helping.
#1 Digi 002 or 003 Rack Factory and record the direct outs of the analogue desk into the 002 or 003's line inputs and another AD device such a Behinger ADA8000 hooked up to the 002/003 via ADAT.
#2 HD1 Core card with an interface recording the direct out of the desk. Can use different convertors here like Apogee AD16X with the HD card into a HD Core card. YOu can run a stereo line out if you want to record the stereo mix aswell.
You can also do the stereo mix route using an mbox recording just the stereo output of the desk.