I would like to try the Outboard Gear Processing for my recorded audio like Vocal and Bass Guitar.
I normally have my clean recording on both, then processed and toning via plugins. And I would like to use some outboard gears like Compressor, EQ, Bass Amp Head...for that.
What's the basic setup/chain should I do for a single track?
Hopefully my question is clear, haha...
If I wanna Recording or Mixing with some Outboard Gears (external hardware), but I only have 2 outputs on the audio interface, this means it doesn't work? I must at least have an audio interface with 4 outputs?
OK, straight to the point. I'm using Logic 9 on my MacBook Pro, this is connected via USB to a Steinberg UR22 Audio Interface.
I also have an M-Audio Axiom 49, also connected via USB to the Mac.
Now, I've decided to make use of some outboard units, namely the following:
Behringer Virtualizer 3D FX2000
dbx 166xs Compressor
dbx 215s Equalizer
These outboard processors are connected to an Alesis Multimix8 FX USB
So I had a pretty good singer in my studio yesterday laying down a vocal track. I used a AKG C414 XLS mic with a fethead, plugged into my new ART Pro Channel (Tube preamp/compressor/EQ) XLR out into channel 2 of my Line 6 UX8 interface with the gain all the way down, USB out into Cubase on my iMac. For some reason, the signal was all distorted. Here is a chunk of the vocal track:https://www.dropbox.com/s/q…
I usually like to track pure and EQ in the mix but after a series of recording events last night too boring to explain I think I would like to try inserting a EQ into the input chain.
It's my dbx 386 pre that I had in mind. I guess my budget us around $500 and I'll need two channels of parametric EQ.
What do you like, and why?
Thank you for your thoughts.
I know its a mono strip, but I thought I might be able to use it to output two separate instances of the recording. Could anyone walk me through it? I'm talkin baby steps here.
I'm aware you go from interface OUTS to outboard mixer INS, mixer OUTS to interface INS.
I'm an experienced performing musician who has dabbled in home recording for about 10 years (cubase/reason/small outboard mixers), but now that my curiosity for recording has gotten the better of me, I'm trying to understand what I'd need to do/gear I'd need to acquire to achieve very good quality recordings from a home studio environment using the traditional studio approach and to record live bands.