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  • #46581
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    RobJ
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    Hi all,

    I finally have a QU-PAC on the way. Should be here Tuesday. I have a question though dealing with recording. Let’s say I’m doing a benefit and have 5 to 6 acts and would like to multitrack record them all. Rather than let the recording go on for 6 hours, can I stop and save after each performance? That way I’d have smaller files to deal with when chopping the songs out individually. I wouldn’t have to worry about going over the file size for the stereo file. I could also give each group a quick stereo copy of their performance. Any other tips would be greatly appreciated.

    thanks,

    Rob

    #46582
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    cornelius78
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    Yes, you can. You can configure your soft keys to stop and start the recordings too. Re the stereo copy, you can’t record multitrack and stereo using only the qu-drive at the same time. One way around it is to record 18 tracks to qu-drive, with 1-16 being individual channels and 17-18 being LR (they’re all freely assignable,) then give your acts copies of 17&18. You could also record multitrack over USB-B to a DAW, and simultaneously use qu-drive for a stereo recording. Finally, you could use qu-drive or the USB-B for your multitrack recording and route your LR to the alt-out socket, and use that to feed an analogue recorder of some description.

    #46586
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    [XAP]Bob
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    You can, and with different acts you’ll likely be fine – but beware that arming the recording takes time…

    #46589
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    robbocurry
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    What Bob said but arming time much faster if using an approved usb pen rather than an hdd.

    #46592
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    RobJ
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    Thanks so much for the replies. I have a Sandisk Extreme 32gb on the way. Also a WD Elements 500gb HD. So if I understand right, when I stop the recording, it will finish writing the files. Then when I start it again by arming the unit and it will create another directory for the next round of multitrack files? When finished, I would have 5 or 6 different directories, one for each act. I can then use tracks 17 and 18, if set up that way, to make a stereo file, dither down to 44.1 and 16bit and put on a CD to give out?

    Rob

    #46593
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    [XAP]Bob
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    Correct – or drop the 48K24bit files onto a CD as data…

    Depends on the time you have mostly.
    The stop is pretty quick, but IIRC it tries to queue the existing project automatically – when you then hit rec it “arms” the files – and this can take time…

    #46595
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    RobJ
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    Excellent Bob. Thanks. Can’t wait to get the Qu-PAC tomorrow and play around with it. I’m assuming all those recording functions can be set in soft keys and be done remotely?

    #46596
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    robbocurry
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    Yup, soft keys have it covered 🙂

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