Do you run your headphones out of your computer from the DAW while playing so you can hear or out of your mixer/digital interface?
I run the headphones from an external headphone amp that gets bit accurate signal from the interface. I use a Tascam US-1800 interface and a Rolls HA43 Pro
If I am using a separate analog mixer on the drums I run the mixer into two channels of the interface and I connect the headphone amp to the interface.So out of the interface into the headphone amp?
Made one attempt a couple months ago to do some recording over top of a song. Ran a USB out of my yamaha mixer into my computer running audacity at the time. Now I know this limits my mixing per channel ability. The overall mix of the drums was a little off, especially bass an toms. So was wondering how to "monitor" so I can get the signal going into the daw adjusted on each drum better
When recording, I usually plug the cans into my R16. When mixing/editing, I use the speakers connected to my iMac. I rarely have to align tracks after recording, but when I have had to it's in the area of 10-20ms.Do you run your headphones out of your computer from the DAW while playing so you can hear or out of your mixer/digital interface?
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Thanks for the explanation Bob. Now I just need to find those settings in the DAW's I'm trying to use DOH! Like I said this is all new to me.Just want to elaborate a bit more.
Kona is making a drum cover to a dreamless track.
I do this as follows;
I connect the USB interface/mixer to my computer and I open a project in GarageBand. My headphone amp is plugged into the interface/mixer and I assign the monitor out to come from the interface/mixer
I create a stereo track in GarageBand for the music that I am playing along with and I drag the play along song into the stereo track that I assigned it to.
I then create two separate mono tracks for the left and right channels of the drums in the project. These are the tracks that I will record the drums on.
I press the button on the drum tracks to arm them for record. I press the monitor button for all the tracks.
I press record and I play along with the prerecorded tune that is being played by GarageBand as I record my drumming at the same time. At this point I am playing to a rough mix. I set the levels so that I can easily hear the tune that I am playing to and my drums.
When I am finished I mix the levels, EQ, effects, etc in GarageBand and I save the finished tune as an AAC file or an MP3 file.