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PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2005 12:00 am 
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The good news is, I'm well on the road to understanding and using virtual tracks. Tha bad news is, I've now discovered that you can only record 1 virtual track at a time. That means my grand idea about doing numerous drum takes using virtual tracks with 3-4 mics on my drum kit is not going to work. So I'm looking for some tips and tricks from you more experienced people about the best way to achieve this. Sort of like treating the entire drum kit as if it is one instrument/one track eventhough I'm micing it up with several microphones. Does that make sense? Is there some creative way around this? Have any of you come up with any solutions or have experience recording acoustic drums and doing virtual takes? I'd appreciate any ideas or thoughts you have on this. THANKS! :)


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Kester,

I'm not sure if I get the problem.

Suppose you have 4 mics you use simultaneously for recording drums. That would take 4 tracks. I think you want to use the same VT for each take. So: take 1 takes T1-V1, T2-V1, T3-V1, T4-V1. The next take would be: T1-V2,T2-V2, T3-V2, T4-V2, and the next: T1-V3, T2-V3, T3-V3, T4-V3. Etc. Etc.

So it'll cost you no more than 4 tracks and you can get a maximum of 8 takes. AFter that you can even decide to use T1-V3, T2-V2, T3-V3, T4-V1 for instance (depends on if bleed is workable).

Does my interpretation make sense?

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That's my take on it...don't see where the problem is. I do this all the time. In fact, I have selected the first pass on the kick and toms, second on the snare and third on the overheads.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2005 12:57 am 
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That's awesome! If I can do that, it's all good! Thanks so much for clearing that up, Robbie and DC.

I interpreted the manual as saying I could only record on ONE virtual track at a time. :oops: See, I get in trouble every time I read the manual :oops:

All Right :D ... I'm off to the studio....


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You can only record to one virtual track per physical track at a time. So you can't record to T1-V1 & T1-V2 at the same time but, as Robbie & Dave say, you can record up to 8 different drum takes on tracks 1 - 4.

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