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live mixing and recording simultaneously
by mrose101 on 2013-03-24 09:33:12

i am doing live sound and multitrack recording for a 5 piece band with 4 vocals.  I have set it up one monitor send will be for the Mains...and another for the stage monitors.  I did this because not all instruments will go thru the mains to front of house. And i don't know of any other way to do this. I have unlinked all the monitor sends...so the main house mix is not linked to the main outs of the m20d. my question is what should the boards main vollume level be set to to get a good level for the recording of individual tracks and main mix?  thanx



Re: live mixing and recording simultaneously
by ArneLine6 on 2013-03-24 15:58:24

Depending on your channel levels 0dB would be a good starting point. You want to have the meters around +10 max. If they are a bit lower there is no problem except that you maybe want to normalize (maximize the level) the recording later on a computer.

You could also just turn down the instruments that you do not want in the FoH in the main mix. They would still be in the monitors if they are not linked. Or did you not want them in the main mix recording?



Re: live mixing and recording simultaneously
by hamkom on 2013-03-24 22:54:33

Is there a possibility to have a signal in the main mix recording but not in the FoH Mix?



Re: live mixing and recording simultaneously
by mrose101 on 2013-03-25 08:59:59

Arne,

I have a bunch of instruments that i don't want in either foh or monitors ...which is why i set up a seperate monitor mix for the FOH sound. I want to record all the instruments but not have some come thru either foh or stage monitor mix.  The drums and guitar and bass all will have enuff volume for this small club without coming thru the PA, but i want them on the recording...both individual tracks and a main mix for reference which is why the separate monitor mix. I will have 4 mikes on the drums and the guitar and bass will be split signals thru direct boxes to their respective amps and the board.  I am a bit confused if the indidual tracks record with their volumes down in the main outs or do they have to be up and does the main mixer volume also have to be up too. I would assume that main mix recording has to have the volumes up thus the setup i devised.  thanx



Re: live mixing and recording simultaneously
by ArneLine6 on 2013-03-25 09:45:13

The individual tracks are being recorded with their level down or when they are muted. If you want these channels in the main mix recording these channels would have to be up. I understand now. Thank you!



Re: live mixing and recording simultaneously
by mrose101 on 2013-03-25 12:53:28

and that goes for the Main Mixer overall volume control too?



Re: live mixing and recording simultaneously
by ArneLine6 on 2013-03-25 14:15:43

Yes, otherwise the recording could clip because there would be no master fader for the main mix recording.



Re: live mixing and recording simultaneously
by mrose101 on 2013-03-25 14:35:44

thanx...you guys are good




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