Multi-track recording using idr48/T112

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    I would like to start doing recording with my iLive but can’t decide on the best way to do it. I use it for live sound and don’t want to interfere with my live mix. There seems to be many options, but I’m looking for simple and economical. We’re a church on a tight budget with a small tech team. Any suggestions would be welcome.

    Dobbs Craft

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    Hi! There is basically one answer only :-) DANTE. Easy setup and up to 64 Channels. Cheers Mike
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    Hi! There is basically one answer only :-) DANTE. Easy setup and up to 64 Channels. Cheers Mike
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    To Dobbs Craft,

    Dante is a great answer but there are other iLive options.

    Dante is very full-featured. And you will need a full-featured computer (including a 64 bit OS) to take advantage of all those features. For about $900 less than the Dante, A&H offers the Mini Multi-Out card which includes three lightpipe outs. Your church could then buy a used Alesis HD24 for around $500, three lightpipe cables for $50 or so, round up some spare IDE hard drives and start recording up to 24 channels of 24 bit audio at 48k. The sound you get via the the Mini Multi-Out card should be pretty much the same as the sound you get via the Dante, only fewer channels.

    If you then decide to get ambitious, sell the Mini Multi-Out card, and add a Dante card when you need more than 24 channels. To be really ambitious, you could try to hang the HD24 off the dedicated Dante computer (via a soundcard with lightpipe outs and the right chipset) to do backup recording of the most important 24.



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    +1 for DANTE… is very scalable and other then the card which can be had for <$1200 USD, all you would need is a computer…

    T112, R72, iDR48 w/M-DANTE (2), PL10, MixPad, Editor
    MacBook Pro, Mac Mini
    Lion/Logic Pro/PT10
    All latest versions/firmware

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    The first question you need to ask yourself is how many channels do you want to record?

    You could just get a little recorder like a Zoom H4n and connect it to some spare outputs. That gives you 2 channels of recording. Very cheap.

    For multi-tracking, we use the MMO card connected via ADAT to an Alesis HD24. Works well for us. We already had the HD24 prior to purchasing our iLive, and so we wanted an ADAT interface. There are lots of options when looking for ADAT recording devices, even though the number of options have diminished in recent times. They are typically relatively cheap.

    Personally, if I was starting again, I’d get a Dante card. Records every channel onto a half-way decent computer. A little MacMini running Dante is what were planning for.


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    I do own a HD24 and I never been using it since I can record with DANTE. Why recording it onto a HD24 and for mix-down I have do set up again. The mix-down with a HD24 is more likely real time.
    With DANTE all your recordings are ready for mix-down immediately and if you’re quick ready for within minutes. Where ever your mac is. With Logic (or several other software on the market) you have many tools for mix-down on board. From the scratch I would start with DANTE, mac and Logic. In my point of view very very cost effective and easy to learn for everyone in your team. If you can run a T122/IDR48 you can run Dante recording very easy.

    Cheers Mike

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    I’ll add to the chorus. I have an HD24 sitting on a shelf collecting dust. We use Dante for multitracking and monitor split. Dante also gives you better expandability if you want to add a monitor split someday. All that said, I’ll sell you that HD24 for $100 [:)]

    MacBook Pro/iDR16/Dante
    Mac Mini/Dante (Backing Tracks)
    Mac Pro/Dante (Multitracking)
    2 iPads w/ MixPad

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