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order of connection

Discussion in 'Recording' started by dave hall, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. dave hall

    dave hall Active Member

    i have a home recording studio consisting of
    condensor microphone,
    yamaha mixer.mg16/4
    fostex de10 effects unit.
    ELV compressor.
    tapco graphic equalizer.
    behringer mic2200 mic pre amp
    and an amplifier
    is there a specific order in which these should be connected starting at the mic and ending at the amplifier what item should come after the mic pre amp ie ......tapco graphic or something else, backing tracks would come from cd/mini disc or computer into the mixer final mastering in cubase.
  2. bouldersound

    bouldersound Real guitars are for old people. Well-Known Member

    Connect the mic to the mixer with an XLR cable. Sell the rest of it, except maybe the amp depending on what it is.
  3. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    +1 with boulder. All that extra stuff you have can be replaced in Cubase including do a better job.
  4. djmukilteo

    djmukilteo Well-Known Member

    Dave: You could go
    1. mic
    2. berrieMIC2200
    3. yammie mixer
    4. use the insert on the channel and put the Fostex DE10 in there for your effects
    5. the tapco eq (model??) not real sure maybe on the main channels before your amp??
    6. the ELV compressor (model??) probably across your main channels but hard to say.
    Sort of a hodge podge of gear there!
    Do you have an interface?
    Why not do all of that stuff in Cubase....keep it simple!
    mic > mixer > interface > Cubase > back to mixer > amp > speakers
  5. gdoubleyou

    gdoubleyou Well-Known Member

    You don't need any of that gear in your chain, it's best practice to have as short of a recording chain as possible.

    Unless you have Superior analog gear the only thing you will add is noise.
  6. dave hall

    dave hall Active Member

    this is the best reply i've had so far from several sites
    no messing about straight down to bone
    thank you
  7. bouldersound

    bouldersound Real guitars are for old people. Well-Known Member

    Only if you ignore everything before the suggestion to do it in Cubase.
  8. jimmys69

    jimmys69 Active Member

    Get an interface. Mic-interface-Cubase. All that other stuff is utter crap for anything but live PA use maybe. Even then....still crap. Sorry, just the honest truth.

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