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Recording with a sequencer

Discussion in 'Recording' started by End Time Omega, Jul 18, 2001.

  1. Hi, this is my first post. I'll get to the point. I'm involved in a recording project, it's just me, my guitar and my sequencer (hardware; Yamaha RM1X) and was wondering how should i record the sequencer, I am currently limited to four mono track and two stereo tracks. I have a fostex Vr800 (recorder, with midi in, out) and a fostex vm88 (mixer, with nothing extremely special). The bass, drums, and synths all come from the sequencer, thanks in advance.
  2. Nate Tschetter

    Nate Tschetter Active Member

    Feb 28, 2001

    Just record the output of the RM1x to one of the stereo tracks and your guitar to a mono track.
  3. I've got an RM1x myself, and I really love it:)

    But err..8 tracks? so 1 track from the stereo outputs, 1 track for large guitar coming in stereo from a y cable. Then 3 tracks for other over dubs and synth sounds run through effects that were muted out of the original track. Then leave 1 track to bounce it to if you want more more more....

    And if you have a cool efx box instead of coming with the synthi sounds all in one swipe just selectively mute or unmute sequencer tracks so that they can come on their own track with their own efx,eq etc. Bounce or whatever. Do you have virtual tracks?...

    But I mean you may want to treat a synth bass and percussion sounds totally differently so just for intsance mute out the bass, then come back on a different track with everything except the bass muted. Or if thats too weenie try just using the sequencer for like drum sounds then for all the synth parts record them in real time.
  4. Actually how i'm doing it now is using a stereo track for the rm1x, another stereo for guitar (louder on the right), a track for bass (real not synth, i do use both though), another guitar track (about 10 o'clock), and two vocal tracks (one aggressive, one melodic). i know this isn't a recording forum, but how does that sound? i really don't know if i have virtual tracks, i know i can do alternate takes. i guess i should read the manual, bouncing tracks would be quite helpful!
  5. Nate Tschetter

    Nate Tschetter Active Member

    Feb 28, 2001
    Hey man, if it works for you, then its cool. Its only a problem if other people are paying you for your music and it doesn't work for them.

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