Hooking up a mixer to a 4-track recorder.NEED HELP!

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Member Since: Apr 27, 2004

I recently was given a behringer mx1804 eurorack. I want to use the mixer to set up mics to record my drummer (probly 4-5 mics) and then send that signal to one channel on my Tascam 414 MkII. anyone with any input would be greatly appreciated because although ive been playing guitar longer than i can remeber recording is new to me and im lost. Thanx.


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Since: Apr 03, 2002

Apr 27, 2004 12:57 pm

run the mics into mixer channels, mix to taste, then connect the main outputs to the 4-track and make sure they are both assigned to go to the same track.

Since: Apr 27, 2004

Apr 27, 2004 03:48 pm

But which main outs do i use, there are 2 seperate ones. On the mixer it has a L and R 1/4 inch jacks and it has seperate L and R XLR outputs. Both are labeled main output. On my 4-track the line in is a single 1/4 inch for each track, but it also has L and R XLR inputs.....which should i use. These problems are what kept me from getting into it all this time but i guess its time to just jump in... thanx for your help..


Since: Apr 03, 2002

Apr 27, 2004 05:11 pm

L and R are left and right outputs of the stereo image. What you can do is run those outputs to the left and right input on your four track, or, pan all the channels on the mixer to the left or the right and just use the left or right output and plug it directly into a track input on your 4 track. To use the stereo signal properly it would need to use two tracks, one for left and one for right, what you need to do is pan them hard one way or the other and only use one signal.

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