Posted on May 09, 2006 07:06 pm
Wannabe Producer/Tech Student
Member Since: Aug 11, 2005
At the moment i am using a very simple system:
Mics/DIs into mixer, mixer direct outs into soundcard, record in cubase - effect, dynamic process, EQ using cubase built in plug ins, finished.
this is my current set up but i am looking to upgrade my studio as i have come into some money recently, and want to just generally improve the sound - the first move i am making is some tubed preamps to give my mic recordings (particualy my vocals) a warmer, much more professional tone. - simple to use, just put in between my vocals and the recorder.
but i am also wanting to get my hands on some better effects (reverb, chorus, delay etc.) and am not totally sure how to rig up an outboard unit with a copmuter, for the reason tht i prefer to apply effects post recording (to avoid re-takes if the effect is set wrong). pre-recording should be easy, again just put the unit between the sound source and recorder, but i would like to rig it so i can apply post-recording.
the only way i have seen to do this so far would be to record the signal un effected, send the signal out of my sound card, into the outboard unit, then send it back in thru an input and record it with the effect on, then if its rong i just repeat the process. however, this may take a long time if i have to effect, for exmaple, a drum kit (all mics seperate seperate) and guitars, bass etc. all seperatly. would take forever, alot of sitting around.
ne one have ne ideas on how i can get better effects than the standard cubase ones, but get it to apply to the tracks after they are recorded, rather than just add the effect when the wave is played in real time as outboard units usually do.
i have seen that models such as the lexicon mx200 can work with a computer as an extra plug in, but is there any other way that i could get a similar effect (excuse the pun) with an outboard unit that doesnt have this facility?
appreciate any help, or point outs to my hidious errors in termonlogy or understanding of anything (lol, student in traning so not fully preficient),
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