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Recordin keyboards/Drum machines

Discussion in 'Keyboards' started by rocker73, Nov 26, 2005.

  1. rocker73

    rocker73 Active Member

    Is the best way to record my Korg Triton to D.I. both left and right channels into a decent pre-amp i.e. Focusrite Octo Pre?

    Should I record my synth parts in mono or stereo or does that depend on the sounds I'm trying to record and how the fill up the stereo field in the track I'm working on?

    Also should I D.I. my Alesis SR16 drum machine through the pre-amp?

    Ta for any advice!
     
  2. KTek

    KTek Guest

    you will always get more of a stereo image when you record in stereo,, and you should definetly separate your parts,, if you have a huge sequence and just hit play,, and record the whole thing,, you have no control over the levels after that,, you might can consolidate a few tracks together here and there,, but do that appropriately,, like a drum loop,, or 2 different pads maybe,, but never like a bass sound with a string sound,, i know you can pretty much come up with an awesome mix inside your triton before it ever goes out,, but it just all depends on what else you're recording with it,, if you're recording actual live playing,, i'd do every track separate,, but if it's a sequence,, you gatta make the call,, i've been there man, used to do drum and bass music with a couple of kurzweils and logic audio on mac,, make the most of what you got ;)
     
  3. KTek

    KTek Guest

    you will always get more of a stereo image when you record in stereo, i'd defintly do DI's if you can, but it won't make a HUGE difference if you're running in the "line in" of your octapre, and you should definetly separate your different sounds,, if you have a huge sequence with many instruments and just record it all together, you have no further control over the levels after that,, you might can consolidate a few tracks together here and there,, but do that appropriately,, like a drum loop,, or 2 different pads maybe, couple of samples, but never like a bass sound with a string sound,, i know you can pretty much come up with an awesome mix inside your triton before it ever goes out,, but it just all depends on what else you're recording with it,, if you're recording actual live playing of the keys, i'd do every track separate,, but if it's a sequence you made, you gatta make the call,, i've been there man, used to do drum and bass music with a couple of kurzweils and logic audio on mac, unil "reason" came out!! make the most of what you got ;)
     

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