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drums on seperate tracks please help!

Discussion in 'Drums' started by xxdjskulzxx, Aug 31, 2005.

  1. xxdjskulzxx

    xxdjskulzxx Guest

    Can someone please help me with this.. ok i have a yamaha mixer, soundcard, cakewalk sonar, and other stuff but i want to know how would i make each drum record onto a different track simultaneously , please help??? thank you
     
  2. Digger

    Digger Guest

    I don't know which mixer you currently have but my guess is that you only have stereo outs which means you can only record two tracks at a time. In reality though it sounds like you are starting from close to Zero in terms of knowledge and understanding (which is cool we were all there once) and as such it is going to be pretty hard to build your foundation through this forum.

    Go to your local music store, let them know you are starting from Zero and buy an appropriate book and start reading. Once you have some rudimentary knowledge this group can probably help with basic hints and tips on various issues and problems. Questions of this nature are really too broad to reply to or cover. Good Luck!
     
  3. xxdjskulzxx

    xxdjskulzxx Guest

    its not so much that im starting out from zero, i have pretty much everything i need, i have plenty of knowledge of recording, i just wasnt sure if there was a way to have every track on my mixer go to a seperate track on the program.
     
  4. gnarr

    gnarr Guest

    you must have a soundard with multiple inputs to record multiple tracks.

    if you've got a multichannel soundcard, you can use the inserts of the mixer as outputs, and record each drum to theyr own track.
     
  5. PhiloBeddoe

    PhiloBeddoe Guest

    Gnarr has suggested the correct method to do this.

    However, it would help if you listed specifically what your hardware, at least your mixer and soundcard, is.

    If your soundcard only has two inputs, you're out of luck.
     
  6. xxdjskulzxx

    xxdjskulzxx Guest

    uhm i have a yamaha mg16/4 mixer.. and a soundblaster sound card. do you have any links to soundcards with multiple inputs? and if i get a new soundcard then how would i route every track on the mixer to go out to the soundcard ?
     
  7. christian231

    christian231 Guest

    You would need a soundcard with multiple inputs, something like an M-Audio Delta 1010 has 10 inputs. You would need to route each individual channel out from your mixer into each input of the sound card. Then you would set up as many tracks as you need in your sequencer and assign each input to a different track. That's the best way I can think to do it. You may as well take the dive and get a decent soundcard. Those soundblasters don't really cut it for music production.
     
  8. frob

    frob Well-Known Member

    i think you need to follow diggers advice.
     
  9. xxdjskulzxx

    xxdjskulzxx Guest

    ok thanks for the advice.. even if i were to get that sound card , how would i line ever channel out to it and what cables would i have to get?
     
  10. frob

    frob Well-Known Member

    you would do exactly as gnarr instructed. or if you would like to know what he is telling you to do, do what digger told you to do. buy a book. you are starting from scratch, we all did at one point. there is nothing wronge with it. just addmit it, read a book and learn what to do. give a man a jingle and he will jingle for one day, teach that man to jingle and he will jingle all the way.
     
  11. xxdjskulzxx

    xxdjskulzxx Guest

    anybody got a recording book in mind that i could get that would help me out a lot?
     
  12. frob

    frob Well-Known Member

    try anderton's stuff it really good "home recording for musicians" is what its called i think
     
  13. xxdjskulzxx

    xxdjskulzxx Guest

    any more book ideas? please
     
  14. frob

    frob Well-Known Member

    look at the side bar to the left. there is a section on recomended books.
     

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