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Discussion in 'Recording' started by trippinblly, Dec 6, 2005.

  1. trippinblly

    trippinblly Guest

    I have an idea as to what setup we will be using to recording our drums: 2 overhead mics,a kick mic,and a snare mic. in regards to the mixer, i need advice....will i be able to record the 4 drum mics, the vocal mic, guitar mic and acoustic bass(direct input) thru one mixer at the same time, in the same room. The Behringer Eurorack UB1222FX-PRO will give me enough inputs to do that. But is it a good way to go??? or would i be better off getting a 4 input mixer strictly for the drums and just record guitar and vocals how i currently do, thru a maudio fiewire solo?? and since this is all somewhat new to me...could someone please explain where the mixer is goint to output to...because i have no idea...the mixer i mentioned has xlr outputs and rca jack outputs...would i be able to output from the mixer into my firewire interface than into my mac to record thru garageband??? someone please straighten me out. any advice you have, please let me hear it. thanks!!!!
  2. shezan

    shezan Guest

    well i have an M-audio device too... it has only two inputs with shitty pres on it... so i bought some seperate mic pres....and i still record with two channels.... wht i do is just record the over all song with overheads mic...i use a pair Apex 435..for that...nice n cheap....and then record the samples of the drum kit..with some other mics dynamics and condenser all bunch of mics..in my collection... and then i do sound replacement..for that..i replace all the kicks, snares and toms with the samples i recorded...and sound so tight still having the human groove in it...man try this... i was very happy with my result... atleast when you are in short of much inputs and big equipment this definitly a good idea man....
  3. Vaylence

    Vaylence Guest

    2 OH's, a kick, and a snare will give you good resuslts if you know how to work your mics.

    You are going to have to balance toms and cymbals through the OH's, and it will not have the close mic'd in your face sound that big money records have.

    You could record everything through one mixer, but for editing's sake I would advise aginst it.

    The problem is that the mixer you put up will probably only have main outs. That is everything that goes into the mixer will come out one place.

    That mixer is desiged more for live music, not recording (Yeah you probably hate me for saying that), but its true. You can not record individual tracks through that mixer. So you will not be able to edit a specific instrument when you are mixing.

    This is not a good way to go, because you are severly limiting your ability to manipulate what you record.

    If your back is up aginst the wall time frame wise you should try to get into a studio. There is too much to try to keep track of and get a handle on for you to have the tools and the knowledge to produce a recording you can be proud of. If time is not a big deal then I would say start with very specific very basic questions in different topics. But please understand that asking what is the best cheapest _______ will get you no where. There are a few items, like Groove Tubes preamp "The Brick" and KEL Audio's microphone HM-1, that are stand up quality pieces of gear with prices that are less than they are worth. So they would have a high quality to price ratio.

    That said, this is not a hobbie that comes cheaply. You do not need to spend 100k on gear to get a good recording, though I'll bet that there are people here who over their recording career have done so.

    So please ask questions, but remember that we can not know what you do not tell us so be specific.

  4. trippinblly

    trippinblly Guest

    thanks fellas...i appreciate the advice
  5. Matti

    Matti Active Member

    Aug 26, 2005
    Searc for RECORDERMAN drum micing topics.
  6. IIRs

    IIRs Well-Known Member

    Oct 23, 2005
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