Joined: 04 Nov 2003
Location: Sydney, Australia
|Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2006 7:57 pm Post subject:
| OK, I've got an old 840-EX at home, I believe the bus/mixing architecture is very similar except I think the GX series has 128V-Tracks, the EX only has 64.
Warning: some of these instructions are going to be vaigue for 2 reasons.. a) I havenít used the 840 in about 2 years and b) Iím at work and doing this from memory so I havenít got the unit to actually visualize this on.
Iím pretty sure this is covered in the manual, just not in good English as it can look like quite a daunting machine for something so small!
The 840 is divided up into 2 sections, on the left hand side the mixer and right the busses/recording unit. The mixer acts slightly differently to recording and play back, ie, when recording you select a bus and a destination, when you play back you are listening to the corresponding bus.
You have 6 busses, 4 mono and 2 stereo.
Now on each channel of the input you have a selector for either the AB or CD busses. To record to an A buss, the track has to be panned hard left and to record to a B buss it has to be recorded hard right, this is how you separate the tracks, so you have a guitar on a separate track (on the right hand side of the unit). Panning will direct the output to the bus, you just have to remember when you play back to set the panning back to the center otherwise that track will be fully panned one direction!
1) Recording the first Guitar to the 4th Bus:
On the mixer, set channel 1 as an input, select bus CD and pan the track fully right (so on the right hand side we are going to record to the 4th bus D), on the Bus side, set Bus 4 to record. Adjust the levels and record.
2) Play back the track recorded.
Set Bus 4 to green (play back), set track 4 on the mixer to play back and hit play.
3) Record second guitar
On the mixer, change the panning from fully right to fully left (so on the right hand side we are now going to record to the 3rd bus, C). on the Bus side, set Bus 3 to record. Adjust the levels and record. Also by leaving track 4 as playback only and not selecting any busses you should be able to listen to it whilst recording.
4) Listen to both.
Set Bus 3 to green (play back), set track 3 on the mixer to play back and hit play. You should now hear both guitars playing at the same time.
5) Record the bass
On the mixer, change the panning from fully left to fully right, change the Bus selection to AB (this time we are going to record to the 2nd bus). On the Bus side, set Bus 2 to record. If you havenít changed anything you should be able to hear the other 2 tracks playing whilst you record.
6) Play back all tracks
Set Bus 2 to green (play back), set track 2 on the mixer to play back and hit play.
Once you get your head around the busses and how to record to them it becomes quite easy and you can navigate quite quickly.
Hope this help you,