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Best way to record line out while playing live

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Hey Y'all,

      I usually go dual XLR's out to the mixer.  That sounds excellent through the house, but the board mix which is used for the videos of our services, isn't good.  Half the time, the guy mixing for  video misses solos, etc.  So I'm thinking about taking either a headphone or 1/4" line out from my HD 500x to a portable digital recorder, like a Tascam DR-40 4-track recorder, which has 1/4" inputs, and then mix that into the video mix.  Has anybody else done this, or have any recomendations?

 

Thanks!

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Yeah, house recordings generally don't sound very good and are not a good sample of what something really sounds like live because of all of the sounds from the stage that fill the room that help the mix that aren't actually captured at the board (a good example is bass guitar; it's low frequency sounds great from the stage, and our sound guy rarely adds much to the mix and therefore the recordings because it would overpower the room with the already strong bass presence from the stage).

 

I haven't tried what you're suggesting, and I'm not familiar with the Tascam DR-40, but if I were going to do it, I'd test some recordings ahead of time using both the headphone out and the 1/4" left (with the mixed down signal) to see which one sounds more like what you'd like to have to add to the videos.

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If the board you're using has outputs on each channel, record EVERYTHING through an external interface in multitrack, so you can mix the live sound after the fact for non-venue listening.

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