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In article <email@example.com> firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> We have a full PA with a 16 channel mixer so I am not sure
> exactly how to get this done. I am thinking we just run thru a song and
> only have the drums going thru the mixer so we get them recorded and
> then record the rest.
Unless you isolate the drummer from the rest of the band, you'll get
everything through the drum mics if you're all playing together.
I'd suggest that you use it for what it is - a two-channel interface.
Set up a pair of mics that adequately cover the band and record that.
Altenately, mix the full band through your mixer and record that mix.
But you'll probably get decent results faster if you record everyone
playing together and with the natural balance. If someone makes a
mistake that you can't live with, you do it again.
You might want to leave out the instrumental solos and vocals and
record them on successive passes. But given your newbie status, it's
probably best to record the basic rhythm tracks with everyone playing
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