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nob help needed with Layla 20

Discussion in 'Recording' started by maclamb, Mar 27, 2007.

  1. maclamb

    maclamb Guest

    I recently tried a used layla 20 unit with my band. We like the sound quality. However, I am having problems with the software and its interaction with Layla and could use some help. I have experience with Self-contained hard disk recording units, but not PC based recording.

    I tried cakewalk guitar tracks (GT) demo - which seemed to work ok, except for one thing.
    I could not figure out/get the software to "split" tracks.
    meaning- channel 1 on GT I set to layla Left channel 1 input (guitar1)
    Channel 2 on GT I set to layla right channel 2 input (vocals)
    However, during recording the tracks recorded together. I cannot figure out how to record them "separately".

    I'm sure it's something simple I am not getting. I SHOULD be able to record each layla input (one thru eight) as a separate track, right? then play back through the lalya outputs to my mixer and mix via our PA, Yes?

    Ideally I'd like this setup to record:

    ch 1 - guitar 1
    ch 2 - bass
    ch 3 & 4 - vocal mix from PA mixer
    ch 5 & 6 - drum mix from drum mixer
    ch 7 - guitar 2

    My assumption is I want the two 2 channel inputs (vocals and drums) each panned full left or right to allow better panning control during playback/mixdown, yes?

    Am I understanding this right?

    thanks in advance

    I don't really want to sell all this and go to a Korg D888 if I don't have to.
    PC is a compaq P4 2.5Ghz, 512 ram, 120G hd (7200Rpm) - I am upgrading ram to 1Gig shortly.

    Going forward, I'd rather not use GT - I found Reaper and that seems to fit my needs - I want a simple, non-complicated software to record and playback. I'll do mixing-production using more complicated software on my mac. I just need to get the basic WAV tracks recorded easily (and cheaply ;-)
  2. ihooft

    ihooft Guest

    I don't know much about GT, but it sounds like you're recording to a stereo track. Try creating a mono track and assign each input to a separate track.
  3. maclamb

    maclamb Guest

    Actually -selecting Left or Right is what sets the channel to mono according to the docs - this is what I did and it still came out stereo. (there's 3rd choice for stereo - I was careful NOT to select this)

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