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Can you record seperate tracks with a mixer?
Old 17th March 2011
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Can you record seperate tracks with a mixer?

Hey everyone!
So I'm trying to figure out if it is possible to record separate tracks from a mixer to a computer. The mixer is a Mackie 1402-VLZ and the program recording to would be Logic Express 9. For example, I would like to record drums with all separate tracks to Logic (about 6-8 mics). We have used the line 6 Ux2 and the M-Audio Fast Track Pro Mobile USB Audio/MIDI Interface in conjunction with each other but we were only able to get 4 mics in with 2 seperate tracks. We are new to multitrack recording so details will need to be explained on how to accomplish multitrack recording. Any suggestions? Thank you!
Old 17th March 2011
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depends on connection...usb/firewire yes.

mono into soundcard, no
Old 17th March 2011
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Well if you wanted to use that particular board, chances are you'd need a good A/D D/A converter because you need to be able to convert the analog signal into the digital
realm and have the digital output decoded into analog as well.

A better suggestion for you since you're new would be to get something like a firestudio or profire as those are firewire mixers and just hook straight up to the PC and you can do all of your mixing and such in the box.
Old 17th March 2011
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You'll need an interface with the correct number of inputs/outputs. For 8 mics to send to 8 individual tracks in your DAW, you'll need an interface with at least 8 inputs and 8 outputs.
Old 17th March 2011
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Originally Posted by fastlanestoner View Post
depends on connection...usb/firewire yes.

mono into soundcard, no

The Delta 1010LT begs to differ.
Old 17th March 2011
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Originally Posted by lawman345 View Post
Hey everyone!
So I'm trying to figure out if it is possible to record separate tracks from a mixer to a computer. The mixer is a Mackie 1402-VLZ and the program recording to would be Logic Express 9. For example, I would like to record drums with all separate tracks to Logic (about 6-8 mics). We have used the line 6 Ux2 and the M-Audio Fast Track Pro Mobile USB Audio/MIDI Interface in conjunction with each other but we were only able to get 4 mics in with 2 seperate tracks. We are new to multitrack recording so details will need to be explained on how to accomplish multitrack recording. Any suggestions? Thank you!
you would need an interface with enough inputs for each drum if you want them on separate tracks,otherwise you will have to use the mixer to bus all the drums to one stereo track and THEN into the interface if it only has 2 inputs! Also unless you have stand alone preamps you will need a interface that has 8 MIC inputs, some interfaces have 8 inputs but only 4 of them are mic inputs with preamps!
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