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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:32 pm    Post subject: Help with Channel Strip.. Reply with quote

Might as well mention that I'm a beginner. I'm looking into buying a channel strip after having heard from someone that it makes a huge difference. My question is regarding drum recording. I have 8 mics set up running into my Tascam US-1800, into Cubase, and that's basically it. What I want to know is how to incorporate a channel strip into my rack for recording drums, seeing how there only seems to be one input on most of the models I've looked at. Did I miss something while this person was talking to me, or am I not thinking hard enough? Thanks in advance.

This is the one I'm looking at http://www.musiciansfriend.com/pro-audio/focusrite-trakmaster-pro-channel-strip/188228000000000
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

for 8 mics I believe you would need to buy 8 strips.....
Focusrite is a better than decent quality pre for sure.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Channel strip... Is that when someone on TV takes their clothes off?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

joro wrote:
for 8 mics I believe you would need to buy 8 strips.....
Focusrite is a better than decent quality pre for sure.


I was afraid this would be the answer. I'll find a way to work around it until I can afford it. Thanks!
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, think about it for a second - what's a channel strip? It's control over one channel in terms of level, EQ, compression -and all with the sound imparted by the hardware involved(sometimes that involves a tube, for instance). So, how can you do that when you need 8 channels? Well, a mixer does a lot of that. But I think you should ask yourself some other questions. For instance, if channel strips are the answer to lots of recording problems, why don't more people use them? And how do people on something like a budget manage to record a drum kit with from 4 to 8 mics on the kit, and not need 4 to 8 channel strips? That's what you need to know, really.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dobro wrote:
For instance, if channel strips are the answer to lots of recording problems, why don't more people use them? And how do people on something like a budget manage to record a drum kit with from 4 to 8 mics on the kit, and not need 4 to 8 channel strips? hat's what you need to know, really.


because real high end boards ARE basically channel strips fastened together...Neve for instance....

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