recording tracks question

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by tonybran, Oct 4, 2005.

  1. tonybran

    tonybran Guest running Protools on a Digi002 off a Apple G5 dual processor computer......

    question: within a session, say i have 7 tracks for the drums, is it a common practice to bounce the 7 tracks to one full drum track and then open up a new session and add the guitar, bass, etc. ....b/c i''ve been doing it where say i have the 7 drum tracks, then i add a few for guitar, a few for bass, and ive been getting some errors cause the comps slowing down b/c theres so many tracks......

    part of me thinks its a good idea to keep things running smoothly but the other part of me think its not a good idea b/c it doesnt allow the freedom of tweaking individual drum parts in the future....

    so since im a relative newbie, can someone fill me in on the proper approach to this...

    thanks guys...

  2. Sounds like a classic case of not enough RAM in the machine. Do you have less than 1GB of RAM? If so, increase it to that point and see if you still have the problem.

  3. tonybran

    tonybran Guest

    but even so, is that procedure of bouncing down the drums to one track before adding other instruments normal to do?
  4. jdsdj98

    jdsdj98 Active Member

    Jun 8, 2002
    Denver, CO
    No. It would only be necessary (or "normal") if you are approaching your track count limit (32 on Digi002).

    In your case, more than likely, your computer is not up to snuff. You're having to work around its inadequacies instead of focusing on what is most important: the music. Get the computer up to speed, literally, and you'll probably not have any more problems.
  5. tonybran

    tonybran Guest

    alrite cool, thats what i needed to know

    thanks for the responses
  6. Costy

    Costy Guest

    I have similar set up as yors and have no problem with recording
    up to 32 tracks. You should check your setup - assign 99% CPU in
    harware setting, set up reasonable number of undo ecc. In a word,
    optimize it...
  7. Reggie

    Reggie Well-Known Member

    Dec 20, 2004
    Yeah, I would say something is out of whack. You shouldn't have to work like that. I would think having a 2nd internal hard drive for your audio files would definitely help, but a G5 shouldn't be choking that easily anyway. And no, before it even starts, I don't think this qualifies as proof that PC's are better than Macs, so don't bother going there, trolls.

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