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Home studio - help

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Maiwyn, Nov 19, 2010.

  1. Maiwyn

    Maiwyn Guest

    Hi! I'm just getting started with recording and I got confused a little bit.
    I have:
    laptop Toshiba Satellite A500-1C0
    midi controller M-Audio Axiom 49
    mixer Mackie Profx12
    phones Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro
    usb interface Line6 UX-1
    I use:
    Cubase 5
    gearbox
    Before I used FL Studio and Adobe Audition.
    I'm guitarist and everything was quite easy.
    Just plug-in guitar->line6 ux1->laptop launch gearbox and I could record in AA.
    Now I'd like to move forward to Cubase and here starts my problem.
    Is it possible to connect mixer via line6 ux1 and make it works
    or I need better interface usb?
    I can't directly connect mixer to laptop because my sound card doesn't use ASIO.
    I successfully set up my midi controller, but I messed up with line6 so I would be glad if someone could describe me how to do it.
    What microphone would you recommend for recording guitar?
    What about Shure SM47?
    What am I missing in my setup?
    Do I need preamp if i have phantom power in my mixer?
    thx for help!
     
  2. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    The Mackie will hook into the Mac without any issues. On a Mac you will not use the ASIO drivers. Use Core Audio instead.
     
  3. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    Know also that the Mackie will only send the main L + R output from the mixer to the computer. If you want to do multitrack recording you will need either a different mixer or a stand alone computer interface.
     
  4. Maiwyn

    Maiwyn Guest

    With MAC it would be easier but I can't afford it.
    Maybe I can connect Line6 just to use ASIO drivers
    and connect Mackie with usb and set inputs for mixer not line6
    or it wouldn't work like that?
     
  5. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    Sorry, I've been answering too many threads lately and got your computer confused with some other post. Regardless, you still don't need an ASIO driver for your Mackie PFX mixer. It is usb and just plugs right in. You have to select it as the recording device from within Cubase itself. Here is a pdf directly from Mackie that sort of covers the USB recording with this unit.
    http://www.mackie.com/products/profxseries/pdf/profx-qs.pdf

    You still are only going to get two channels mono or one channel stereo. This mixer is only designed for that-L R Main.
     
  6. Maiwyn

    Maiwyn Guest

    Ok. Thx a lot. I successfully set up my mixer in Cubase.
    Can u tell me some advices about microphones?
    As I said what would u recommend for recording amp?
    Circle about Shure SM-47 prize
     

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