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Outboard before or after tracking
Old 9th March 2014
  #1
Gear Nut
 
🎧 5 years
Outboard before or after tracking

I'm kinda confused...but figure this is a "comes with experience" type thing...

Why not just use a good preamp and a good AD while tracking, and then you can run outboard gear later? Why use outboard during tracking, and lock yourself into that sound?
Old 9th March 2014
  #2
Lives for gear
 
🎧 5 years
if you have good outboard for vocals sometimes you know the sound and the equipment that you can get a excellent sound on the way in. I track with outboard on the way in to tame the vocals a bit. I also have ran the vocals in clean then tracked out from my D/A into hardware compressor and back in. theres no rules.
Old 9th March 2014
  #3
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🎧 15 years
If you know what you are doing......do whatever it takes to print good sounds.
If you are unsure.......print it without processors.

If you print good sounds as you go it makes every thing easier to work with both for the engineer and the musicians.
Old 9th March 2014
  #4
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🎧 10 years
If you know what you're aiming for why not get it on the way in and avoid the extra DA and AD conversions?

I wouldn't worry about being locked into a sound unless the sound at hand is something really experimental..
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