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Troy Hough

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Re: recording Live for CD from FOH -- Help
« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2005, 04:31:41 pm »

ok i have decided on the hard disk recording.  i would like to use the direct outs of the board, send them to the 24 track recorder and record away.

i would like to be able make eq and volume changes on each individual channel after the tracks have been recorded, that is about it.  so im not asking for anything TOO fancy.  so, could i get away with buying a cheap 24 channel recorder (Fostex D2424LV or Alesis ADAT HD24 for example), record the tracks in, dump them from the fostex/alesis to my computer, use software (PLEASE RECOMMEND me the most user friendly/best software) to make the eq/volume/etc adjustments and mix down to the final Left/Right track using my desktop computer?  i assume this is how to go about it.

i can't wait to get going on this.  thanks for the help so far!

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Re: recording Live for CD from FOH -- Help
« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2005, 09:28:00 pm »

Why involve a computer ?? If you haven't done it before, there will be a pretty steep learning curve.
If it were me, I'd dump the direct outs (plus a couple of audience or ambiance mics) to the 24 track recorder, then at a later date go from the 24 track back into a console for mixdown to 2-track.
Sidenote - I wouldn't put FX on the original recording. Live FX really don't translate very well to the living room or car. Put the FX in on final mixdown.
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Re: recording Live for CD from FOH -- Help
« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2005, 11:26:42 pm »

8krules wrote on Wed, 02 March 2005 19:46

I highly recommend the Alesis HD24 for this purpose.  I've had very good results with mine.  The Mackie unit will get the job done I'm sure, but I think the Alesis is like half the price.

http://www.alesis.com/products/hd24/index.html




We chose HD24XR with the upgraded converters. We looked at the Mackie along with several other options, but the Alesis was the best choice for us. Don't let the name scare you.

We have 4 in the truck (48 track plus 48 redundancy), and a couple each in some more compact transportable systems. Here's a link with a new picture of the truck (just taken tonight - surprised he got it up so fast):
http://www.studiometronome.com/Metroremote.html

Anyway, some more thoughts on this subject over in George Massenburg's forum where this question was also posted.
Good luck!
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Troy Hough

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Re: recording Live for CD from FOH -- Help
« Reply #13 on: March 03, 2005, 11:49:12 pm »

the reason i was wanting to involve the computer is because i basically live on them.  i do not have access to the 24 channel board other than at the gigs so that is not an option.

what software do people recommend in this type of situation?  how is Cakewalk Sonar 4 Producer?

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