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New To Recording, NEED help please

Discussion in 'Recording' started by stevesmith99, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. stevesmith99

    stevesmith99 Guest

    Hey anyone who reads. I have an Alesis Multimix 16 firewire and use Adobe Audition 3.0. And I Need Major Help. Have several issues and would like to know if this is a good place to get answers. Any response is greatly appreciated.
  2. Guitarfreak

    Guitarfreak Well-Known Member

    Yeah it is, once you get past the hazing process @_@. There actually is a lot of good info floating around here, but flames are high as well.

    Good Luck

    BTW 100th Post woo!
  3. stevesmith99

    stevesmith99 Guest

    thanx for the reply and gratz on your 100th post. Ok well here goes. I'll explain what i have and the problems i am having and see what you guys can do for me.
    I have an Alesis Mulitmix 16 firewire and use Adobe audition 3.0. I have drums miced up and have the mixer firewired to computer. I have a very weak signal to the program. You know if anyone could link me or email me or something a good diagram that shows the path of the signal through the mixer that would help me greatly.
  4. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    According to your documentation on page 27 all of the individual channels are sent out post fader into the DAW. That means your levels will be controlled from the gain/trim pot at the top and that the fader should be set for unity gain. On page 12 of your manual is a guide to setting levels. Documentation is a good thing.

    You never want to record with peaks higher than about -6db.
  5. stevesmith99

    stevesmith99 Guest

    what documentation are you looking at? i got the reference manual from the alesis website and the page numbers you indicated do not match what you say they should say. here is what i have as far as docs go
    maybe you can look that over and tell me what i need to study a little harder. lol
    and thank you for your reply as well. sorry for my complete newbieness. lol
  6. jg49

    jg49 Well-Known Member

    Yeah read his manual and tell him...LOL
  7. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    Well, that is the same manual I downloaded from the website to check out for you. The page number at the bottom of the pdf doc is 12 or 27. The Adobe number in the ribbon bar at the top is 14 or 29. In either case it is right there for god and everyone to read. The rest is simple signal flow.

    Really. Read the manual. Cover to cover. Then it all breaks down to gozinta and gozouta. I promise.

    I better stop because I'm starting to break into the same speech I give my 14 yo. And I just made him try to keep up with me while in the front leaning rest position (pushups for you civilians out there).
  8. Space

    Space Well-Known Member

    Ah, the lad must have a date! I remember giving my boy that pesky birds and the bees talk. I must be more prudish than others. We never really discussed the gozintas and gozoutas. Just the birds and the bees and how if he wanted to keep flying, he better not sting his date@!!!
  9. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

  10. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    Safety speech #1.

    If you drink don't drive. If you drive don't park because accidents cause people!
  11. Space

    Space Well-Known Member

    True, so true.

  12. Reggie

    Reggie Well-Known Member

    Well, go easy on the poor lad. The more time he spends reading manuals, the less time he has to record his drums, obviously. It's all about time management and making priorities.
  13. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Well-Known Member

    The more time he spends at home reading and tweaking his PC, the less likely he is to be parking.

    The downside is he won't get a job.

    ^^ Story of my life.
  14. robcranmer

    robcranmer Guest

    Yeah, but the more time he spends tweeking his pc, the less attractive he becomes to my three daughters! Tweek on man!
  15. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Well-Known Member

    "Yeah, but the more time he spends tweeking his pc, the less attractive he becomes to my three daughters!"

    Tell your daughters I'll be tweeking away ;)

    No - wait - don't.

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