Trouble recording seperate drum tracks AA3/Behringer x2222

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Member Since: Jul 24, 2010

I've just about had it trying to figure out how to record drums on separate tracks. I guess I'll start telling you what I'm running...

I don't have studio monitors, I just have the headphones plugged into the mixer. I have 4 drum mics, no overheads yet. The mics are in channels 1-4 of the 16 channel Behringer mixer and I have the mix of the mics and the audio of the interface (Adobe Audition 3) running into my headphones. I'm running windows 7 by the way.... When I pull up the Audio Hardware Setup and select the Behringer USB Audio there are only 2 mono and 1 stereo ports to choose from. This is where I'm lost... Shouldn't there be 16 ports to choose from? Do I need to purchase an audio interface to have this option? PLZ HELP it's been 36 hours of straight frustration!

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Prince CZAR-ming
Since: Apr 08, 2004

Jul 24, 2010 08:00 pm

Yep, you'll need an interface that can handle more than 2 inputs at a time. The UCA thing included with most Berry decks is only 2 inputs / 2 outputs.

The mixer is separate from the interface. They do different things, and operate independently from each other.

So, you're gonna need some more inputs.

There's the delta 1010lt, which can be had for 200$. This gives you 8 analog inputs, and 8 analog outputs simultaneously. That's probably the cheapest route. The full delta 1010 gives you same, but it has a breakout box, and 1/4" ins and outs, instead of RCA like on the LT version.

You can go with tascam's 1641, which is firewire, and sports 8 XLR preamps, so you'd not need the mixer anymore.

You could also use other options, but they get mostly more spendy from there. For instance, Line6 makes a nice UX8, which is USB, and has a 300$ price tag. Hmm, i thought it was more. The $$$ must have come down. Cool. That's a nice bit of kit.

Hopefully that gets you further on your way, unfortunately, your way may involve spending more $$$.

Uh, at least one more time . . .
Since: Feb 07, 2007

Jul 24, 2010 09:44 pm

I recently picked up a Behringer Ultragain Pro-8 Digital (on E-bay) for a little less than $200.00; You can, right now, pick one up for $200.00 new, with free shipping to boot, on E-bay. It's 8 in, 8 out, with sample rates of either 44.1 or 48khz, all at 24 bit. It's simple--no extras, though it does have phantom power. An excellent buy, and I see here and there that it's getting good reviews. It runs the signals in and out via lightpipe (Toslink), so you need a soundcard that has that functionality. I'm using an E-mu 1820 (also off E-bay). Of course, you'll need a bunch of balanced and unbalanced cables to route all your signals, but that's when the fun starts . . . .

Since: Oct 18, 2010

Oct 18, 2010 12:43 am

If you want to do drums you are going to need an interface with quite a few mic pres. If you are just getting started, you might look into the Presonus Firestudio or the Focusrite Octopre. They are both good pieces of gear.

Jake Burton

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