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Still having trouble with each mic having individual tracks

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Mxblue, Jul 15, 2009.

  1. Mxblue

    Mxblue Guest

    Alright, so since my post last night I have been using the "recorderman" technique and its been working great...other than the fact that I am still unable to record each mic on its own track. Here are some images of my mic placement, and how Cubase is recording it.


    Then After I highlight the first 3 tracks (with each track having an input of either Stereo 1, 2, or 3) It comes out recording with each track having the same exact recording.
     
  2. jg49

    jg49 Well-Known Member

    First off your links did not work. You should not have stereo tracks coming from mono mics so believe me you are not set up right in Cubase. OK don't believe me, you won't get 3 or 4 mono tracks the way you are doing it, but you keep saying that.

    So most likely your input buses are setup incorrectly Cubase>Devices>VST Connections>inputs should show at least 8 mono channels each assigned 1-8 to a corresponding mic input.
    Here is the manual link but you should have this already. Perform ALL the steps, starting at number one, as outlined, including starting a new project, because your old one may have the wrong assignments locked into it. Record and if that does not solve the problem post back.
    http://www.presonus.com/media/manuals/Cubase-LE4-Setup.pdf
     
  3. Mxblue

    Mxblue Guest

    Hey, thanks so much man; got it all figured out now. All I gotta do now is dress my room better. Sorry about those links before, these should work. If anyone has any suggestions for mic placement or ways to jerry rig some nice sound barriers please feel free to comment.
     
  4. apstrong

    apstrong Active Member

    Try that SM57 on the other side of the kick drum. On the side by the beater you're going to get a lot of attack/click of the beater and not much 'whoomph'. Move it around inside the shell until you find a good spot. Try it just outside the shell a bit. Try it a little further back from that even. Just use your ears.

    Or if you want to have some serious low budget fun, wire up a 6" or 8" speaker as a kick drum sub mic:



    Easy as pie to do, and the huge magnet on the back of the speaker lets you attach it to just about anything and stick it behind the kick drum. Then you can combine the low frequency signals from the subkick with the sm57 (i.e. use the 57 for more of the 'tap' of the beater and blend with the speaker for more of the low end). There's probably plenty of better links with pictures and details about how to do it, but it is seriously easy to do. All you need is a speaker, a cable you don't mind cutting the end off, and a soldering iron. Or you can buy and wire a 1/4" or XLR jack to the speaker and leave your cable intact.
     

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