#1
i have a question for you. i am a songwriter and i have written out the guitar, bass, and drum parts for some songs of mine. i recently bought an 8-track fostex digital recorder to get these songs down. however, when i started recording i immediately ran into a problem... i cant manually press the record button when im sitting at my drumset. i thought that buying a footswitch would solve the problem, but much to my dismay i found out afterwards that you cant use the footswitch to start a recording. i know there is a way to auto-punch in, but even if i set the auto-punch i still dont have enough time to get over to my drumset before the recording starts. does anyone know of a way to solve this problem?? thanks
#2
put the recorder next to what you are recording...like drums
set up for a 4 or 8 count in and start playing.
when the song is done on drums let it count out 4 or 8 beats and then press the stop button.

This is why I prefer using the computer for recording...you can edit the track more IMO

if you can, get someone to help push buttons on the recorder
#3
Thats why i dont use digital recorders. If i were you, i would have bought a USB mixer, and any recording software, cheaper, and in my opinion, alot better.
#4
yeah, i wouldve much rather had a computer recording setup but my comp is in a different room then my instruments (plus theres not much extra room for it anyways.) i havent had any other problems so far and the sound quality is excellent, but obviously this is a big problem
#5
I know, digital recorders have great quality, but it's always better when you can edit everything on a screen.
#6
so there is no other way around it, besides running over to my drumset and having an extra 30 seconds of silence and fumbling around at the beginning of the song?
#7
Quote by derekmichael
yeah, i wouldve much rather had a computer recording setup but my comp is in a different room then my instruments (plus theres not much extra room for it anyways.) i havent had any other problems so far and the sound quality is excellent, but obviously this is a big problem


how about rewiring the music room to have a network cable...its just CAT5 or CAT5E wire with a plastic crimp connector on it...cheap stuff.

You could also setup for wireless internet so you can put your desktop in the music room.

Can't you hook that recorder into a computer and edit out the first few seconds without audio on the track?


The MTRs are great for portability and quality but they do have their limits and thats why I use a computer based setup even though its a good 25 feed away from my music room...
I have to rewire my music room to move my computer around one of these days...