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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2009 12:37 pm 
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Hi everyone..
I´ve been away for a while as the newborn was taking all my time, but now we are ready to start recording again.
As we were not very pleased with the drums sounds we achieved in our prvious recording , this time we are planning to record the drums in a studio and continue from there at home.
Question is:
Could we import the files from a cd, recorded at the studio ( the drums will take a maximun of 6 tracks) ,recorded at 24 bit and then used the full 16 tracks of the aw1600???; or should we record them at 16bit only???.

Will it be a pain or should be easier just to tale the aw1600 and record the drums stright to it??.

Please guide me throught this darkness... :?
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thanks in advance

javier


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2009 12:44 pm 
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Hi Javier,

If I were you I would definitely record in 24 bit.

1) You can always dither/chop down to 16 bit later
2) The AW1600 can take 24 bit files
3) If the drums take too many tracks, make a submix in 24 bit.

You can import wavs to the machine and work from there.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2009 1:08 pm 
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Thanks for the quick reply:

My original plan was to used the 16 tracks/16 bit as we are a full band (drums/bass/2 guitars/keys/vocals).
8 tracks are definitely not enough fot this set up-

But, if the drums are imported in 24 bit, wouldnt I be able the use the 16 tracks or should i be forced to use only the 24bit/8 tracks version??. :

"You can always dither/chop down to 16 bit later"

could you please explain?? :roll:


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2009 1:41 pm 
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If you set the AW1600 to 24 bit, you can't use 16 tracks. So, if you need 16 tracks, record in 16 bit.

If you record the drums somewhere else, record it in 24 bit. It'll create a lot more options/headroom than 16 bit, when it comes to making a submix. So, the result will be a 24 bit pre-mastered submix.

Using any sound processing software (audacity is free and will do the trick), you can convert this 24 bit file to a 16 bit file. If you have any more questions about it (ie the procedure in audacity), don't hesitate to ask.

If you record the drums in 16 bit from the beginning it'll allow you only a very small amount of head room and effects options.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2009 1:59 pm 
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That sounds like the way to go..
So, probably we will record the full drumkit in 6 different tracks in 24 bit ,then convert them to 16 bit and import them separately into 6 tracks of the aw1600 (no sub mix here).
I guess that will be possible..

Thanks for your help and excuse my lack of knowledge of the aw1600.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2009 2:04 pm 
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excuse my lack of knowledge of the aw1600.=D>


We won't ! Instead we will applaud to your willingness to learn ! Keep it up ! =D> =D> =D>

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2009 2:47 pm 
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If that would be something that needed an apology, so would the existence of this forum. :)

Play, try, learn, ask and ask again. And enjoy.

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