presonus firepod and pro tools

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by nillox, May 22, 2007.

  1. nillox

    nillox Guest

    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
  2. skawful

    skawful Guest

    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
  3. nillox

    nillox Guest

    well the firepod already comes with cubase so it saves me having to get another software program. i was looking around actually and i noticed an m-audio 1814, im wondering is it possible to go from a mixer to the 8 inputs on the back of the 1814??
  4. xutvsx

    xutvsx Guest

    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.
  5. jasondirckze

    jasondirckze Guest

    Unless you consolidated the audio in cubase so that it started from bar 1. No need to export then, just drag the files in PT. Easy done...
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