recording drums... I really have no idea what to do

Discussion in 'Drums' started by drummer, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. drummer

    drummer Member

    Mar 13, 2011
    Hello everyone!
    I bought my recording gear and I don't really know what the heck I'm doing with it :confused:
    Here's my goal: I want to recording drums and need more preamps, but I really don't know how to add more preamps. I have a Lexicon Lambda audio interface (2 preamps) and a Behringer Xenyx 1002B 5 channel mixer. I have them connected together but I have no idea what having my mixer does besides giving me more preamps...
    Please help me... I really have no idea what to do. :frown:
  2. apstrong

    apstrong Active Member

    Feb 13, 2009
    You need an audio interface with more than two input channels/preamps. Or, you can use a mixer that accepts say 8 inputs, and record the stereo mixdown through your Lexicon interface. That's not ideal, better to get an interface that supports enough channels so you can record them independently and then mix them to taste after the fact via your recording/mixing software. Generally speaking, you don't need a mixer at all - if your interface supports enough inputs, your DAW software is the mixer (a virtual mixer).
  3. Big K

    Big K Well-Known Member

    Jan 16, 2002
    Munich / Germany
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    Hello Drama

    Welcome to our Recording Forum!

    Please, search the forum for all the info you gonna need. It has all been described, many times, what to do and what to buy.
    A visit in a music shop and a few manufacturers web pages for some guidance would be of great help, too.
    It is a difficult task to teach recording from bottom level. Do some reading and gather more budget. You'll gonna need it if you want to record in a decent way,
    other then placing a 2-track handheld on a chair infront of your set. What is your budget, now? There are covertors from 200 to 12.000 Euro. What microphones do you have?
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