Recording live performances is important
to Dave, both to study and analyze as a practice tool,
and to document performances. In the past, portable DAT
machines or Mini Disk units had to suffice. But todayís
technology allows for a few more alternatives, allowing
quick two track recordings that can go straight to an
iPod, or multi-track recordings to a laptop with ease -
something really not feasible...until now.
uses two pieces of M-Audio gear to accomplish those
needs. When short on time, and wanting just to get it
recorded with minimum set up and hassle, the MicroTrack
mp3 recorder is his choice. Whether using it with the
included mic or straight off either Daveís mixer or
front of house, itís awesome!
There are those times, though, that a multi track
recording, to be mixed later, is desired. With the 1814
FireWire M-Audio box, itís very easy! Dave uses a Yamaha
01v96 digital mixer, both as his monitor desk, and to
provide FOH with a stereo drum mix. It also has a light
pipe output (allowing 8 assignable separate outs), that
are assigned to go out to the 1814 M-Audio box. The rest
of the inputs are analog (8 more possible!)
With M-Powered Pro Tools on the laptop, the process is
easy, with great results! (click on any QT file to hear
for yourself!) Via FireWire, Dave's Powerbook G4, using
the M-Audio program, sets up the outputs through it's
'mixer' page, then inputs are assigned in PT coming from
the 1814, so it allows Dave to have stereo drums and
everyone else separate.
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