mySoftware [Updates]

Once you create a user profile on Motifator and update with the appropriate information, the updates shown here will be specific to you.

rssFeeds [Syndicate]


forumforum
 

Old Motifator threads are available in the Archive.

Viewing topic "How to Record three separate audio tracks to LPX at the same time?"

     
Posted on: April 05, 2015 @ 09:23 AM
jerrydpi
Total Posts:  934
Joined  11-02-2012
status: Guru

Here is a question I asked philwoodmusic in a past Post:

Question: So when the info on the LPX Project Tracks is telling the MOXF what notes/Voices to play, can I record two separate Audio Tracks at the same time going out through usb (obviously with the Voices assigned to output correctly on the MOXF)?

Answer: I’d rather you did them one at a time though, whilst you are learning.

I now want to go the the next level where I can record three separate audio tracks to LPX at the same time :)

Specifically:

1) Drums to Track 1.
2) Bass to Track 2.
3) Guitar to Track 3.

Also, while I’m at it, should all LPX Tracks be Stereo?

  [ Ignore ]  

Posted on: April 05, 2015 @ 02:35 PM
philwoodmusic
Avatar
Total Posts:  949
Joined  07-01-2013
status: Guru

Hi Jerry.

When you were recording two voices at the same time before, the routing was straight forward in that you had one stereo sound routed out of 1 and 2 and another routed out of 3 and 4.

Both were stereo.

As you know, the MOXF can either route two stereo pairs at once or up to four mono channels (or a combination of mono and stereo channels as long as they add up)

So, in order to record 3 sounds at once and because of the above mathematical limitations, you automatically lose the ability to record them ALL as stereo in one go and you have to decide what will be mono and what you should leave as stereo.

You need a combination of stereo and mono channels.

So, if you have drums, bass and guitar, it’s probably best to leave the drums as stereo and route them to 1 and 2.

Then you can route your bass to 3 and your guitar to 4.  They will be mono, which is very normal for bass and guitar, but they might sound a little different in mono, if you haven’t heard them in mono before.

in Logic, you’ll need to create one stereo audio track for your drums and two mono audio tracks, each one for the bass and then guitar.

Then you can link up the routing by assigning MOXF inputs 1 and 2 to the stereo audio track and MOXF 3 to the second (mono) track ... and MOXF 4 to the third (mono) track.

  [ Ignore ]  

Posted on: April 05, 2015 @ 09:32 PM
jerrydpi
Total Posts:  934
Joined  11-02-2012
status: Guru

Hello Phil!!!!!!!!!

Do you think I would get a “better” recording if I route the drums to 1 and 2, and the bass to 3 and 4?

If so, once they were recorded, I could record the guitar on a new track and assign it to 1 and 2.

GREAT to hear from you again :)

Jerry

  [ Ignore ]  

Posted on: April 05, 2015 @ 11:46 PM
philwoodmusic
Avatar
Total Posts:  949
Joined  07-01-2013
status: Guru

Better is subjective.

The only thing that really matters is what sounds good to you.

If you like the sound in stereo and they sound worse to you in mono, then record them in stereo.

You may find that the MOXF sample used in either the bass or guitar has a stereo image, for a number of reasons which may or may not make sense ...and recording them mono might spoil that.

Where real basses and real guitars are concerned, they are recorded mono and often dipped into stereo fx during mixdown; a stereo chorus on the bass and a stereo reverb or stereo delay on the guitar (for example).

Also consider that a lot of mono guitar accompaniment is double tracked (recorded twice) and then hard-panned opposite to create a nice wide stereo image and an overall bigger sound.

Those are the kind of things to think about, but it It all depends Jerry ...and you are the only one who can call it.

Try it mono, if it sounds bad, do it in stereo. 

If it sounds good, then it is good and it may be quicker to do them all in one go, but will it sound worse?

  [ Ignore ]