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longgone1

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I have a session coming up and it is the biggest one I've had so far. My big problem is that I am using only the 4 buses off my mixer into my computer but the band Im recording wants to do everything live, without overdubs. this would be fine if it was a smaller band but I need to mic drums (4 mics) a keyboard, guitar, bass, and vocals. I was wondering how i should go about it. I was hoping to have one track only for vocals and then split up the other 3 with the other tuff. I was thinkin maybe a the drums and bass to bus 1-2 and keyboard and guitar to bus 3 and vocal to bus 4. also, I might be able to get a stereo compressors. what would it be best used on. the session is this friday so any input would be great
thanks
wes
 
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tmix

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longgone1,
How many inputs do you have to your computer's sound card, and what type of mixer do you have?

I have successfully recorded bands with my Delta 1010 (8 in/out) and a Mackie 4 bus. I use direct outs on vocal,keys,bass etc and use the buses only for the drum mix.
Let us know more about your setup.
 
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Axeman32

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Can your rent or barrow 1) a larger board or 2) a mic mixer to consolidate the drums and possibly bass into your existing setup.
 
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longgone1

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The biggest problem is I only have 4 inputs with my computers sound card. My mixer is a studiomaster series 4. It has sixteen channels with 4 buses. My board is old and does not have direct outs on it.
 
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