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PreSonus firepod and pro tools

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21 years 2 months
hi guys new here, iv been recording with a Mbox2 for the last year now and any time i want to record something with more than 2 tracks, such as drums, i have to use a mixer, but i still have 2 tracks then on pro tools and i want to be able to have full control over all the tracks like kick snare toms over heads and so on. iv noticed the PreSonus firepod has 8 inputs and that seems perfect for me, but i hate cubase, iv never liked it. i was wondering if there is a way of recording just the drums to Cubase then sending them to pro tools so i can spend the minimum amount of time in cubase.
thx for any help


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21 years 2 months

Pro Audio Guest Tue, 05/22/2007 - 19:57
Why cubase?

I've used Adobe Audition for a year and its worked great with my 16 channel onyx 1620 w/ fw card

I've finally got around to trying sonar producer edition.... and its great.

If you're not up to spending $1600+ though... I'd look into (not sure if this is possible) grabbing another Mbox and maybe a small mixer...

tracks could be (this requires a mixer with a min of 4 sends)

overheads/room/snare bottom (mixed)
toms (mixed)

note: the onyx 1620 has 16 inputs

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21 years 2 months

Pro Audio Guest Fri, 06/15/2007 - 21:45
Though it's definitely not a preferred method, it is do-able. I'm actually stuck doing that exact method on my set-up right now. I record the drums throught he Firepod into Cubase, then export each track from cubase to a wav, and then import it into protools and record the rest of the instruments. If you wanted, you could also just import into protools the audio from the audio file of the cubase session, but then you'd have to lay out all the pieces yourself.