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purple hayes
post Feb 29 2008, 03:49 PM
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Most of this recording business is new to me. Bear with me and my dumb questions...

If I've got multi-track recording software like Reaper, why would I buy a mixer? Can't I just do the mixing on the computer?



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Kyle Logue
post Mar 3 2008, 07:39 PM
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QUOTE (purple hayes @ Feb 29 2008, 08:49 AM) *
Most of this recording business is new to me. Bear with me and my dumb questions...

If I've got multi-track recording software like Reaper, why would I buy a mixer? Can't I just do the mixing on the computer?


You can only record 1 take at a time with a single input. With a mixer, you can record multiple inputs to multiple tracks if you have the correct setup.

For instance...I'll record my acoustic guitar direct and also with a mic. Then I'll mix the 2 tracks together in the software.

I can also record guitar, drums, and vocals at the same time and then mix them on individual channels in the software.

A mixer is pointless unless you have a way to stream each input to a separate track within the audio program.

If you're a solo act or don't plan on recording multiple inputs at the same time...don't buy a mixer.
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Bogdan Radovic
post Mar 3 2008, 07:49 PM
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If you don't plan to record more than 2 instruments at a time you don't need it..Actually for home recording/demo making process I don't recommend mixer at all , rather some PC recording interface like line 6 toneport or similar smile.gif

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