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Recording a band with Tascam US-122

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Anonymous
December 8, 2004 9:27:56 AM

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Anyone had any luck recording a band using this device? If so, could
you elaborate on the process and the end result? I am trying to decide
the best way to accomplish this being that the tascam only has 2
channels. 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.
Your thoughts?

Thanks,

graystarr

ps, I am a total newbie at this :) 
Anonymous
December 8, 2004 12:44:17 PM

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graystarr <mike@graystarr.com> wrote:
>Anyone had any luck recording a band using this device? If so, could
>you elaborate on the process and the end result? I am trying to decide
>the best way to accomplish this being that the tascam only has 2
>channels. 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.

I haven't used it, but I have recorded plenty of bands live to 2-track.

>Your thoughts?

What sort of room do you have? What kind of band is it? Are there vocals?
Is the band pretty much balanced within itself?
--scott


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Anonymous
December 8, 2004 3:21:32 PM

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In article <1102516076.181745.122790@c13g2000cwb.googlegroups.com> mike@graystarr.com 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
together.

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Anonymous
December 9, 2004 10:01:36 AM

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Hey thanks for the response! Great idea to just do rhythm tracks first
all together. then I can add more tracks for vocals and solos! I will
give it a try!
!