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recording set up..best sound

Discussion in 'Recording' started by smoxrec, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. smoxrec

    smoxrec Guest

    ok heres what i got equipment wise.. i doing hip hop/rap.

    soundtracs topaz mixer 32x8
    t.c. electronic finalizer 96k
    event project studio 8 monitors
    alesis m1 active monitors
    macpro quad with 4gb
    rode nt-2
    alesis dps16

    as of now i got 8 outs from the mpc into the mixer..

    then i got 8 outs from the mixer to the ins on the 003..

    and then 8 outs from the 003 back into the mixer where i got the events plug into.

    i got the mic hooked into a snake going into the mixer.

    i was wondering if there was a better way to hook all this up for better sound?

    i wanna eq and mix on the topaz.

    please any help would help lol thanx
  2. dvdhawk

    dvdhawk Moderator Resource Member

    Dec 18, 2008
    Western Pennsylvania, USA
    What kind of results are you getting that you're not happy with?

    That doesn't sound like a bad way to connect it up to me. You probably have to be careful which signal you are listening to when you track.

    For example: Your signals might go
    Rode -> Snake -> Mixer Channel #1 -> Subgroup #1 -> 003 Ch#1 in -> 003 Ch#1 out -> Mixer Channel #17 -> Monitors

    Which mixer channel do you monitor when you're tracking, before it goes into the 003 or after it comes back out?
    Do you keep the EQ off on the Playback side of your Topaz while you're tracking?

    Do you think your control room or space you're mixing in might be lying to you? Too much bass and not enough bass are very common problems if you don't have a perfect listening area.
  3. smoxrec

    smoxrec Guest

    well i got the monitors plugged into the control outs of the mixer.

    i got the 8 outs from the mpc going into ch 17-24 of mixer

    then i got the 8 outs from the 003 going into ch 25-32 of mixer

    sounds pretty good. i really didnt start on room acoustics yet. im surrounded by sheet rock with brick behind it.. put thats another forum.

    im wondering if i should go straight from the mpc 8 outs -> 003 8 ins -> 003 8outs -> mixer 8 ins -> mix out -> finalizer -> 003 digital master.

    wouldnt that shorten the signal chain and minimize ad/da conversion? i would keep the mic going in to mixer because i think it has better pres then the 003.

    in that set up would it be better to have monitors -> 003 main outs to monitor the recorded signal? i also have them alesis too.

    what do you think?

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