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Discussion in 'Recording' started by godtruth, May 31, 2009.

  1. godtruth

    godtruth Active Member

    I have a yamaha mg166c-usb 16 track mixer and i would like to run it through logic pro 8 so that each channel is assign to the mixer in the software so i can record live instruments and vocals will you share step by step lesson in logic to make that happen thankyou.
  2. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Well-Known Member

    1) find equipment that can do this.
    this mixer can't.
  3. godtruth

    godtruth Active Member

    do you have any suggestion because they say (muscian friends) said it would so now am i out of money or is there another way to keep it
  4. godtruth

    godtruth Active Member

    how is it that cubse a1 4 came with it and logic wont respond the same way?
  5. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Well-Known Member

    USB can't push 8 tracks without dying never mind 16.
    There is no way this board can record individual channels.

    You can, I assume, mix on the board and record direct to 2-track.
  6. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    What do you mean? I don't see anything on the website that says you can record more than two channels at a time.

    You can only send the stereo bus to Cubase or Logic. Now go take that unit back to Musicians Friend and complain that the salesman misled you.

    The closest thing to what you want will cost a little extra:

    Yamaha N 8
  7. godtruth

    godtruth Active Member

    well, thank you for the answer and i will look into what you have shared and get something better, and for one thing, this is a great sight, because i never left with a bad taste in my mouth, only the truth and i thank you, keep up the work, until next time...
  8. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    Glad to help. While your in the market, take a look at the Presonus product line. They are around the same price as what you have now.

    The advantage of the Yamaha N8 is that it is also a control surface. Which means you can mix from the faders on the mixer. With most mixers the faders look nice but are essentially pointless when it comes to mix time since they don't control the software.

    If you're ok with mixing in the box using your mouse, don't worry too much about having a physical mixer. There's a perfectly good mixer in whatever software you end up using.
  9. godtruth

    godtruth Active Member

    thanks again,however that brought up another thought that i was using cubase sx3 when ihad a pc with a alasis firewire board now i have a macbook and logic comes with it so now i have to learn a different system however if i get cubase 3 or 4 and keep the mixer because it came with cubase a1 4 will i still have to go the other route you hve shared
  10. soapfloats

    soapfloats Well-Known Member

    Cubase SX3 is crossgrade, I believe. Meaning it should work on a Mac.
    Talk to the Cubase people and see what it could cost you to get the Mac software. Since you already have a license for SX3, I imagine very little if anything.
    I'll need to look into this as well, should I want to do on-location recording. Let me know what you find, and I will do likewise if I get the answer sooner.

    And the Presonus stuff works great w/ Cubase. I have SX3 and a Firestudio + Digimax and run 16 channels @ 44.1/16bit into my PC all the time. No issues.
  11. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    If you already have the license for SX3 you already have the software for Mac since the install CD has both formats on it. You do have the install cd right? And, the dongle?

    That being said, it doesn't matter what software you use, the hardware you have doesn't support more than 2 channels of simultaneous recording at one time. This is the limitation. Your mixer also is not a control surface so you will still need to mix inside the box.

    There are other usb devices that support multichannel recording via a usb 2.0 connector but I don't know how stable those are. I have yet to see them in mass production so, I can't help but think it isn't going very well for that format.

    Generally, if you want more than two simultaneous channels of recording at one time you either need a PCI or Firewire interace.
  12. godtruth

    godtruth Active Member

    thanks for everything i will move out on that and get another mixer with firewire and soapfloats i dont know what im going to get as of yet however i will be back in the pocket until next time...
  13. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    Incidentally, I don't think SX3 is supported on Leopard.

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