Togbish wrote:...-can I put Peter and his guitar on say track 1 in Cubase; John on track 2; Mike on 3 and Tom on 4 while recording all four simultaneously?
Elektrobolt wrote:How many audio inputs does your audio interface deliver into Cubase? Meaning, how many audio inputs does Cubase report as being available. This would limit how many individual sound sources you could record at any one time.
You refer to a "mixer", which really does seem like an external mixer (separate from the computer) and if you then route a stereo (or two mono) signals into the computer, that is about as "individual" as you can record inside Cubase.
Break it down into a little more details (e.g. your audio interface) and it will be easier for people to help out.
Togbish wrote:2 INs, 2 OUTs. 4 in total
Togbish wrote:Two questions. How then can I record the two tracks? Assuming I have drums on channel 1 and keys on channel 2 on the mixer, and I want to record them simultaneously but differently on tracks 1 and 2 respectively in Cubase, how does that work? I tried it without success. That's why I had to come here.
Togbish wrote:2. How can I increase the number of tracks so I can record more instruments at once?
Togbish wrote:Thank you, kind sir. My gear is actually setup as described except for the panning of the desired channels.Togbish wrote:Off the top of your head, can you recommend any interface with this multi track recording capability? If not, I'll research it. You have been of much help.
A versatile 16-in/4-out, 24-bit/96kHz interface bundled with Cubase LE5.
The US-1800 audio interface from Tascam offers a high amount of inputs for a minimum amount of cash. The US-1800 features up to 16 inputs and four outputs that are transmitted to your Mac or Windows computer over a high-speed USB 2.0 connection. There are a total of eight XLR microphone inputs with phantom power and 60 decibels of clean gain, as well as six balanced line inputs, stereo digital I/O and MIDI in/out. Also Included with the US-1800 is Cubase LE5 workstation software from Steinberg. This 48-track audio workstation includes must-have features like automation, plug-ins, mixing, editing and MIDI tracks.
Togbish wrote:I tend to like this, but if the instruments are plugged directly into the interface (Tascam in this case) and from there to the DAW (Cubase in this case), how do you refine the sound going into Cubase? This is where I like the mixer. It allows you to refine the sound up to a point. You can tweak the Hi, Mid and Lo frequencies, even add some effects before sending out. Do you have that luxury if you send the instrument directly into the DAW via the interface?
thinkingcap wrote:You can' t do that with this interface. But then again, almost any software EQ inside Cubase is probably just as well, or even better than what you have in your Xenyx.
Togbish wrote:But of course, bulky hardware are being replaced by software. Neater. Simpler. Cheaper.
thinkingcap wrote:Apart from that, there should also be mixers that allow for more than two channels recording, like the Presonus StudioLive series (Firewire), The Behringer X32, the Yamaha N8 / N12 (Firewire), Yamaha CL series (Dante), for example.
Togbish wrote:Or are we there already?
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