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    Hi,

    what is the recommended method to record to a PC? via midi or using the direct audio/line audios? and what would be the cheapest method to get the 8-track line output to the pc? id love an 8track protools unit but way too much.

    cheers!
    Last edited by rebeat; 01-09-09, 12:27 AM.

  • #2
    8 track line output would have to be in audio not midi. Midi is a digital format and would record note values from a keyboard or drum brain but would need a sound module or something to recreate the sound.
    If your 8 track has 8 outputs you need an audio interface for your PC with 8 inputs like the delta 1010.
    You could record from a stereo output of the 8 track to the PC but you then you would have no more seperate control of the channels it would just be 8 tracks recorded down to 2 or 1 if mono, therefore no editing or eqing just the vocal for example. The mix is the way it comes out of the 8 track. So to have 8 editable channels this way youd have to record one channel at a time to seperate channels in cubase for example with is a very long winded and time consuming approach.
    sorry for lengthy post

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    • #3
      I got a TDW20 plugged in a presonus firewirestudio project 10 in and 10 out ,here how I record all in audio with ableton live 6

      my setup is like that
      track 1 ,bass drum from tdw20 output 1
      track 2 ,snare from tdw20 output 2
      track 3 ,hi hat from tdw20 output 3
      track 4 ,ride from tdw20 output 4
      track 5 stereo ,tom from tdw20 output 5/6
      track 6 stereo ,cymbal from tdw20 output 7/8
      track 7 stereo ,ambiance from tdw20 main output

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      • #4
        Not direct to computer, but you can buy a used Yamaha AW16g with 16 tracks, capable of recording 8 tracks simultaneously, on eBay for less than $300. Makes me sick. I paid $600 for mine a couple of years ago!

        The interface is not as slick or versatile as a computer-based DAW, but it's ready-to-go, without latency issues and many of the other problems that often come with using a computer as a DAW. Fairly easy to learn, too.
        Id rather be told the ugly truth than handed a pretty lie.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Patrick Veillet View Post
          I got a TDW20 plugged in a presonus firewirestudio project 10 in and 10 out ,here how I record all in audio with ableton live 6

          my setup is like that
          track 1 ,bass drum from tdw20 output 1
          track 2 ,snare from tdw20 output 2
          track 3 ,hi hat from tdw20 output 3
          track 4 ,ride from tdw20 output 4
          track 5 stereo ,tom from tdw20 output 5/6
          track 6 stereo ,cymbal from tdw20 output 7/8
          track 7 stereo ,ambiance from tdw20 main output
          Hey Patrick-- My setup is very similar to yours. I run eight outputs into a Presonus Firepod. Where you drew my interest is with track seven. I am using five and six for toms and seven and eight for crashes. Please tell me, a not so smart and techy guy, how you send the ambience....I think I maight benefit more from that route.

          Thanks!
          Roland V-Pro TD20 expanded with V Expressions
          Presonus Firepod
          Reaper
          Acoustic- Spaun drums, Dunnett snare & Paiste Signature Series Cymbals.

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          • #6
            Hi rebeat,

            A cheap DAW option if you have a reasonable PC is:
            - Delta 1010/LT card will cost you about $250 AUD and will give you 8 analog audio I/O, 1 MIDI I/O and 1 SPDI/F
            - Reaper will cost you $50 for the licence (free download)

            There are different reasons for recording either via the line ins, MIDI or SPDI/F..... but the above setup allows you to record any or all of these options simultaneously.

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            • #7
              whenever I want direct recording I use my Boss Br1600CD - it has some "decent" pre amps. I did not get similar results recording through my Delta 1010 ... it does not provide a pre-amp .. it seemed the audio lacked some "punch" .

              SO here at home .. I have the direct outs from my TD20 to the boss br1600CD ....and through the computer I use only softwares like bfd2/s2.

              This was recorded though the boss (was posted already on the forum under the tdw20 thread):

              http://www.4shared.com/file/78878095...ified=648bf1d4

              with 8 inputs you can:

              snare
              kick
              HI-hat
              Ride
              2 inputs for crashes (I use the same for ambience/fx)
              2 inputs for toms

              If I was shopping for a stand-by unit right now .. the Korg D3200 .. with its 12 inputs... fx sends... would definitively have a place .

              Pim
              Roland TD50, Roland PM30 and KC 550 Studio Capture /Dell XPS I7 32GB RAM Reaper,Superior Drummer,BFD3 (all exp. packs),SSD5 Ezdrummer 2, XLN Addictive Drums

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