Question about adding outboard gear when mixing

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by HMNP, Feb 15, 2005.

  1. HMNP

    HMNP Member

    Sep 10, 2004
    A couple of weeks ago I received my Apogee AD-16X from mercenary. In a week or so I'll be ordering the DA-16X. I hear alot in the forums that engineers like to record everything as unprocessed as possible so when its time to mix they'll add the compressors, EQ, effx, etc. I plan on mixing "Outside the box" by using a SPL Mixdream Summing device.

    My question is what are the steps to applying the ouboard gear while mixing??

    Let say I have a Distressor and Im planning to use it for the vocals, the snare, the bass guitar and the room mics. Will I have to get 5 Distressors for that ??? Or I could just go processing track by track??

    The problem as I see it it, I dont want to solo, let say the bass guitar, and make it sound terrific all by it self. Iwant to process it while hearing the rest of the instruments.

    But If Im going track by track, how would that be done?? Im planning on getting another PC to transfer the new processed files onto it. Will they align in the new PC ? Is this a good Idea, how do you guys do it?

    Ive tried using the search but nothing that I found helped me. If something is unclear let me know, this has been a torment of mine for quite sometime and I know you guys can help. Thanks alot!!

  2. anonymous

    anonymous Guests

    Feb 10, 2001
    The Mix Dream has insert points so you can insert the outboard units that way... or you can take the output from the D/A run it into the outboard and then into the Mix Dream... it's kinda 6 of one, half a dozen of the other.

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