Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Northwest Boonies
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I am interested in recording music and performance, both in studio and on location. I want to be able to work with multichannels. I would like to be able to record plays and musical performances in 5.1 and at the same time record a binaural version. This would require at least 7 inputs. (8 if the .1 sub is actually recorded onsite.) I would like to be able to record good levels (safe/undistorted) when recording live. And I would like to be able to do the remix later. Having a binaural version done at the same time would allow for some "blending" later to achieve a more realistic experience. All I have done in the past has been to record events stereophically. I used to add the surround channels in while recording and I always wished I could have added the "audience in later when I was in my studio.
I am just beginning and I am uncertain whether I need Firewire or not. It seems firewire is the only way to get all the channels to be separate, as opposed to using a USB connected mixer.
Perhaps someone could direct me to a link where I could get more knowledge about all of the technical needs I would face. I want to work with my computer. (I can use my laptop when on location).
I used to film live stage productions and also want to know what I would need to be able to sync multichannel live sound with the video signal. In the past I always just used the videocameras two (hi-fi stereo) audio channels so syncing was not a concern. I don't know if there are small video cameras that can lay down 5 separate audio channels with the video signal.
And most of the work I want to do is with my own sounds and video images produced in my studio. I would like whatever equipment I get to serve both purposes. I presently work with Mixcraft 6 and Propellorhead Reason 6 for music, and am just starting to work with Vue and other animation programs for the visuals.
Any ideas/links would be appreciated.