Where do analog effects go in a digital chain?

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  1. Brusco

    Brusco Member

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    I'm new to computer recording. I just bought an M-Audio Mobile USB (2 mic input). I'll be recording everything effect free into the computer, after that I'll want to use my rack effects (reverb, delay, EQ, etc). I'll be using the software that came with the M-Audio for starters. I'm not sure how this is going to work yet.. maybe there's an auxiliary send in the software? Do I have to go out to a mixer and back into the computer again?
    Thanks for any tips.
     
  2. LSchefman

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    There are lots of ways to skin that cat.

    If you have a mixer, using an effects send and return on your channel inputs is the way to go.

    If you do not have a mixer, you can run an output from the recorder into the effects box, and record the wet signal onto a separate track.

    There are lots of other ways as well.
     
  3. aquadog

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    Brusco, if you could do me a favor, post a clip once you get it up and running.
    Thanks
     
  4. matte

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    I create send and returns from the unused inputs and outputs on my 2408.
     
  5. MichaelK

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    As Matte illustrated, any I/O config ought to be useable for send/return. I say "ought to be" because I'm unfamiliar with your hardware.
     

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