Yet another problem.....

Discussion in 'Tech-Talk' started by Year Zero, Nov 24, 2021.

  1. Year Zero

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    Stupid thing started to work right after I posted the problem...hehehe
     
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  2. Dana Rudd

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    Don't you just hate it when that happens. Hopefully it'll keep working for you.
     
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  3. Year Zero

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    Oh hell there is a problem. On the board channel one is the mic so channel two will be the guitar.
    Channel one the ring is flashing on the 2i2 as it should. BUT I plugged in the guitar into channel two of the board so the second input on the 2i2 should light but it's not. The channel 1 light is lighting BUT in channel 1 of the 2'2 not channel 2.
     
  4. Year Zero

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    I've been searching for and answer but nothing yet.
     
  5. Year Zero

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    Maybe I'll skip using the mixer. It has lots of built in effects and other things but it doesn't know how to play well with the other kids' in musical sandbox.
     
  6. LutherBurger

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    How is the mixer connected to the interface? You should have two TRS-TRS cables running from line-level outputs on the mixer to the line inputs on the interface.
     
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  7. beagle

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    Input channel 1 & 2 on the mixer are not the same as channels 1 & 2 on the interface. Assuming a stereo mixer, channel 1 on the interface will be left and channel two right.
     
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  8. 5ofeight

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    Do you really need an external mixer when there is one in built in your DAW?.
     
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  9. LutherBurger

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    Yes. @Year Zero, your mixer's primary job is to mix all of its input channels down to two output channels, which will feed the two inputs on the interface. If you only want to record the mic in Channel 1 (left) and the guitar in Channel 2 (right) and not actually mix anything until it's inside the computer, pan the mixer's Channel 1 hard left and Channel 2 hard right.

    You may also need a DI box for the guitar, but I'm not sure about that.
     
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  10. beagle

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    Not unless you're recording the drum kit with multiple mics.
     
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  11. beagle

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    Not if you record guitar direct into the Scarlett 2i2. The mixer is an unknown quantity.
     
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  12. LutherBurger

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    Yeah, I meant for the mixer. Some mixers have switchable high-impedance inputs, but I don't know about his.
     
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  13. beagle

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    At this point I'd take the mixer out of the chain, it's really unnecessary and is just causing confusion.
     
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  14. LutherBurger

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    I agree. If he only wants the mic and guitar at one time, that's the easiest solution. But if he wants the drum machine too, he'll need the mixer.
     
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  15. beagle

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    Record the drum machine first. There's no need to record guitar and drums together, in fact with a DAW that's a terrible idea.
     
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  16. LutherBurger

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    Why?
     
  17. Caddy

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    They’d only light when the signal is strong enough to make them light (has to be sound input). There are also selectors below for guitar and line. Are they selected correctly for your input source? Are the gain pots set high enough for each channel?

    Just record the drum track first and then add one track (instrument) at a time afterwards. The actual purpose of multi tracking. Leave the mixer out of it and just use the Focusrite i2i.
     
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  18. beagle

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    Too many buttons to press to start everything going is the first problem. :D

    Secondly, each instrument needs its own track if you want to mix after recording, otherwise you are stuck with a simple two track (not even stereo) recording using the mixer and the Scarlett 2i2. You may as well just record on your phone.
     
  19. LutherBurger

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    OK. My assumption was that he wanted to do all the mixing on the mixer.
     
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  20. beagle

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    I've done it, live and recording to tape, with a Commodore Amiga sequencing bass and controlling the Yamaha drum machine via MIDI.

    That's why I love my DAW...
     
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