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  • #53936
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    AdamFleming
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    Hi all,

    I’ve been looking at getting a QU-16 for our church. With the QU-16 is it possible to record a band during practice as a multitrack recording, then when they have finished up and left we could load the recording back into the mixer and take time to tweak the mix and perfect it? I read somewhere that this is possible, but want to get confirmation as it’s a major feature we are looking for…

    Will the tracks still be linked to the correct channels?

    Thank you!
    Adam

    #53940
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    MarkPAman
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    Yes it is possible, but……

    I’m not really sure that you can really perfect the mix, as the parts of the band that you hear acoustically will be missing – unless you run a totally silent stage – but even then people at the front can still hear the singers usually.

    It is still a useful tool though.

    #53941
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    GCumbee
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    It helps a little but as Mark said you lose the sound from the stage. Even the nat sound of singers not there changes it a lot. Main thing is instruments like acoustic drums, real piano, amps. A totally silent stage still has some sound. It could help for general practice but I wouldn’t lock in a mix based on it.

    #53942
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    AdamFleming
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    Hadn’t thought of that actually. We’re usually just an acoustic, bass, cajon and two singers so wouldn’t be that much stage noise, but will definitely keep it in mind.

    There are times when it is just myself singing with an acoustic guitar so even just to get some kind of mix is good as usually there is no one doing sound so I would just have to guess what the levels should be!

    Thanks guys

    #53943
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    Andreas
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    and don’t forget the major difference between empty and crowded room.

    #53945
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    [XAP]Bob
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    It’s a really useful training aid – and is better than nothing, but he band need to stick around and do some proper setup sometimes…

    #53947
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    AdamFleming
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    This is probably off topic, but are there any ways to compensate for the effect of people entering a room and changing the acoustic of the room?

    I find that the low end is affected a lot when people enter a room, would a good solution be to turn up the low-end frequencies more than you would when the room is empty so once people come in then it balances out?

    #53953
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    [XAP]Bob
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    Experience, and that tends to be room specific…

    #53956
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    Dick Rees
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    Too many variables…

    #53958
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    [XAP]Bob
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    Rent-a-crowd maybe?

    #53960
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    Dick Rees
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    36 cats and a shop-vac.

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