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Recording with Midas MR18? What Software is easiest to use?
« on: February 10, 2019, 07:33:12 pm »

Hi guys/gals,
I'm coming across some events this year were the promoter and artists are asking to record the live feed from the console for promotional uses on social platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, MeWe, etc. I know I can get a 2 track recording, but is there a simple and effective software program that I can use with my MacBook air and plug directly to the USB from the rack mixer and to my laptop and mix it at my leisure when I get home the next day and deliver a more professional balanced recording and then send to my artists/promoters?

Thanks in advance,
-Sandro
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Re: Recording with Midas MR18? What Software is easiest to use?
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2019, 08:21:07 pm »

Hi guys/gals,
I'm coming across some events this year were the promoter and artists are asking to record the live feed from the console for promotional uses on social platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, MeWe, etc. I know I can get a 2 track recording, but is there a simple and effective software program that I can use with my MacBook air and plug directly to the USB from the rack mixer and to my laptop and mix it at my leisure when I get home the next day and deliver a more professional balanced recording and then send to my artists/promoters?

Thanks in advance,
-Sandro
I own an Allen&Heath Qu 16 and typically use a USB drive for multitrack recordings.  Then I can transfer those files into any multitrack DAW of my choosing and mix.  I do also use Reaper on my laptop as a redundant recording option.  Reaper's cost vs. features ratio is very high, making it worth every penny to me.
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Re: Recording with Midas MR18? What Software is easiest to use?
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2019, 08:42:10 pm »

Hi guys/gals,
I'm coming across some events this year were the promoter and artists are asking to record the live feed from the console for promotional uses on social platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, MeWe, etc. I know I can get a 2 track recording, but is there a simple and effective software program that I can use with my MacBook air and plug directly to the USB from the rack mixer and to my laptop and mix it at my leisure when I get home the next day and deliver a more professional balanced recording and then send to my artists/promoters?

Thanks in advance,
-Sandro
I use Auria Pro from XR/MR18 into iPad.
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Re: Recording with Midas MR18? What Software is easiest to use?
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2019, 09:10:23 pm »

Waves Tracks Live, free and easy to set up and use. Reaper for mix down.
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Re: Recording with Midas MR18? What Software is easiest to use?
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2019, 09:53:50 pm »

I use Protools Ultimate with an HD Native Thunderbolt card. But I like living on the edge.

Ask 10 engineers, and you'll get at least a half dozen different responses for which recording software/hardware combo they prefer to use. Does the MR18 show up on your computer as a Core Audio device with the USB connection? If so, then any multitrack audio program should see it as any other audio interface. Reaper and Waves Tracks Live are probably the most popular.

I'll be honest, I haven't been able to figure out how Reaper works. Waves Tracks Live was built on the Ardour recording engine, which is the most popular recording software for Linux, and I have done some odd jobs with it and it works fine. Plus it's free. Reaper is technically just a free demo, and then you have to pay based on a sliding scale depending on how much work you do with it.
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Re: Recording with Midas MR18? What Software is easiest to use?
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2019, 11:09:57 pm »

I use Protools Ultimate with an HD Native Thunderbolt card. But I like living on the edge.

Ask 10 engineers, and you'll get at least a half dozen different responses for which recording software/hardware combo they prefer to use. Does the MR18 show up on your computer as a Core Audio device with the USB connection? If so, then any multitrack audio program should see it as any other audio interface. Reaper and Waves Tracks Live are probably the most popular.

I'll be honest, I haven't been able to figure out how Reaper works. Waves Tracks Live was built on the Ardour recording engine, which is the most popular recording software for Linux, and I have done some odd jobs with it and it works fine. Plus it's free. Reaper is technically just a free demo, and then you have to pay based on a sliding scale depending on how much work you do with it.

In Windows you have to use a driver, not sure about Mac, since I don't own one.
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Re: Recording with Midas MR18? What Software is easiest to use?
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2019, 11:28:16 pm »

In Windows you have to use a driver, not sure about Mac, since I don't own one.
Yes, ASIO. But the OP stated he was running a MacBook Air. MacOS has the audio drivers built in to the operating system, it's called Core Audio.
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Re: Recording with Midas MR18? What Software is easiest to use?
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2019, 01:48:15 pm »

Waves Tracks Live, free and easy to set up and use. Reaper for mix down.

^^^ This
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« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2019, 03:04:19 pm »

REAPER FTW!!!!!
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Re: Recording with Midas MR18? What Software is easiest to use?
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2019, 06:50:48 pm »

Harrison is running a special on their MixBus plus five plugins.
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