Interface/software combo ?

Discussion in 'Tracking / Mixing / Editing' started by quigolo, Jun 13, 2009.

  1. quigolo

    quigolo Guest

    I've been recording music for a while now usually just using one mic and whatever mixer i can borrow. Now i'm looking at an upgrade. I'm looking for 8 XLR inputs and i want to be able to record separate tracks (ie; when recording drums there is a snare track, bass drum, overhead ect.) Currently i have a Yamaha MW12cx with cubase AI4 and I haven't figured out, if at all possible to get what I need.

    Any suggestions, or tips would be greatly appreciated :)
     
  2. Guitarfreak

    Guitarfreak Well-Known Member

  3. quigolo

    quigolo Guest

    will the firestudio + cubase record separate tracks at once?
     
  4. quigolo

    quigolo Guest

    thats slightly misworded. i mean, for example, could if i were to record a full band playing, could i go into cubase after everything is recorded and eq the guitar track? or the bass track? etc.
     
  5. Guitarfreak

    Guitarfreak Well-Known Member

    Of course, that's what an audio interface does.
     
  6. quigolo

    quigolo Guest

    well right now when i record drums, they all record on the same track in cubase. i want 6 different tracks
     
  7. Guitarfreak

    Guitarfreak Well-Known Member

    What are you using to get the sound from the mics into the computer currently?
     
  8. quigolo

    quigolo Guest

    yamaha MX12cw connected through usb into cubase
     
  9. Guitarfreak

    Guitarfreak Well-Known Member

    You must be setting up the tracks wrong then. You might only be importing sound from one mic and hearing the bleed from the other drums nearby and thinking it's the entire mix. And if this is not the case, WTF are you doing?
     
  10. quigolo

    quigolo Guest

    i dont know. its been pissing me off. im hearing all of the mics, cause when i move the sliders the mix changes.

    when i open a new project in cubase, what kind of project should it be. and when i set a certain track to record, should i set more than one? what else could it be?..
     
  11. Guitarfreak

    Guitarfreak Well-Known Member

    Somebody else is going to have to answer this, because I'm not a Cubase user.

    Not sure I follow, but I think you are a bit confused. You are definitely going to have to use more than one track to get the full effect. You need to designate one track for each input if you want to tweak them later.
     
  12. quigolo

    quigolo Guest

    i agree with you completely, but i dont know how to designate tracks !
     
  13. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    Within Cubase you have to create a project with the number of individual tracks you wish to record. Then you have to select which mixer stick will go to that track. If you select stereo main or equivalent then you will be recording the mains to every track.

    RTFM. No really. Page 10 and following. I don't use Cubase so I can't give you a blow by blow but I just downloaded the manual in two seconds and found the pertinent pages.

    Essentially you are duplicated the physical mixer in the virtual world of your computer.
     
  14. Guitarfreak

    Guitarfreak Well-Known Member

    Sigh, and you were ready to throw down some money on expensive equipment to fix your problems? Well I'm glad you came here first.

    I'm not a Cubase user, but all DAW's function on the same principle; audio in/audio out. You need to set your USB device as the input device, which it sounds like you've already done because you've got some kind of signal. I doubt your USB device will allow you to simultaneously record a full drumset though, but that's why I linked you to a nice piece of FireWire.

    When you create a new track it will ask you the usual mono/stereo gibberish, just make it mono because I doubt any of your mics are stereo unless you have a stereo room mic set up. Then you will benefit greatly if you choose an input for said track. Something like Input 1, Input 2 and so on. These inputs correlate to an XLR input on your device, it's basically telling your computer where to fish the audio from. Smart huh? :D

    When you've got all the inputs selected and levels set (that's another thread completely) you are ready to record. Push the button and.....GO!
     
  15. quigolo

    quigolo Guest

    thanks ! ill try that!
     
  16. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    http://media.zzounds.com/media/mw12cx_en_om_b0-37ce0cc07e6658bef8ebc82334008b4b.pdf
     

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