individual tracks?

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Member Since: Sep 08, 2005

so i got a new mixer:

is it at all possible for me to each input recognised as a individual track on my laptop?
for example: when recording drums i want to have one track for bass drum one for snare one for toms ectect. Is this possible for me to do?
My laptop on has one mic input.

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Since: Apr 03, 2002

Feb 12, 2006 09:03 am

If you laptop has only one input, that is your limit...if it's a stereo input you can get two mono tracks from it.

The 1622 (same mixer I have) is set up for 2 sub output busses but you can also use aux outputs so you could in theory with clever routing get up to 4 discrete outputs, 6 if you use the main outputs as well. But you are stil limited by your sound card.

Besides, from the mixer outputs you would want to use line inputs, not mic inputs.

Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002

Feb 12, 2006 04:43 pm

Adding an outboard audio interface, either USB or FireWire is the only way you will get more channel inputs into your laptop.

But as dB eluded to you can use the mixer to sort of sub mix the mics into a stereo mix and run that into the laptops stereo line inputs for say the drum track first, then you guitars, etc. .

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