Overdubbing in the Mixing Benches

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  • The default setting of the room is for recording into the computer while minimizing the chances for feedback.
  • If you need to make a overdub (listen back to a track while recording a new one) some patching is required.


Mixer Set Up

  1. Turn down the Volume Control box knob.
  2. Turn down the Control Room and Phones knob on the mixer.
  3. Pull all of the mixer faders down all of the way.
  4. Connect a mic with an xlr cable to the Mic 1 xlr jack on the mixer.
  5. Set the Gain knob to zero and make sure that all of the EQ's knobs are in the middle 0 position.
  6. In the Source section push the Alt 3-4 and the Main Mix buttons.

Patching

  1. Patch the mixer Alt 3/4 output (A19-A20) to the Mac In (B13-B14).
  2. Patch the Mac Out (A13-A14) to the mixer Line Inputs 7 and 8 (B21-B22).

Mixer Use

  1. Connect headphones to the mixer.
  2. Speak into the mic and turn the Gain knob up until the red Peak light flashes and then turn it down slightly so that the light does not flash.
  3. Push the Mute Alt 3-4 button on channel 1. The yellow Mute light will be on.
  4. Turn up the grey Alt 3-4 fader to 0.
  5. Turn up the channel 1 fader. Watch the mixer output levels and keep it around 0.
  6. Slowly turn up the Control Room and Phones knob and listen to the mic.
  7. Set the Main Mix fader to 0.


Digital Performer

  1. Open Digital Performer and save the project.
  2. Arm a track and turn down it's fader in the Mixer window.
  3. Open the Meter Bridge and click the Input button.
  4. Talk into the mic to set levels.
  5. Click the Record button to start recording.
  6. Hit Stop when done and un-arm the track.
  7. To play back the recording turn up the fader in the Mixer window for the track that was just recorded.
  8. Turn up the 7/8 fader on the physical mixer.
  9. Hit the play button to playback.
  10. For the overdub arm a new track and turn down it's fader in the Mixer window.
  11. Talk into the mic to set levels.
  12. Click the Record button to start recording.
  13. Hit Stop when done and un-arm the track.
  14. Use the the 7/8 fader to adjust the level of the previously recorded track in the headphones.
  15. Use the channel 1 fader to set the record levels.
  16. To play back the recording turn up the fader in the Mixer window for the track that was just recorded.

Pro Tools

  1. Open Pro Tools and save the project.
  2. Arm a track and turn down it's fader in the Mixer window.
  3. Talk into the mic to set levels.
  4. Click the Record button to start recording.
  5. Hit Stop when done and un-arm the track.
  6. To play back the recording turn up the fader in the Mixer window for the track that was just recorded.
  7. Turn up the 7/8 fader on the physical mixer.
  8. Hit the play button to playback.
  9. For the overdub arm a new track and turn down it's fader in the Mixer window.
  10. Talk into the mic to set levels.
  11. Click the Record button to start recording.
  12. Hit Stop when done and un-arm the track.
  13. Use the the 7/8 fader to adjust the level of the previously recorded track in the headphones.
  14. Use the channel 1 fader to set the record levels.
  15. To play back the recording turn up the fader in the Mixer window for the track that was just recorded.