Critique my recording signal chain
Iv been [somewhat] blowing up this sub-forum trying to get prepared for my bands upcoming recording. It went from a 4 song EP, to an 8 song+ LP. I recorded my last bands EP at my drummers house cause he had all the gear. This time, I would like the ability to track from home. Since we'll be doing about twice as much stuff as I had previously recorded with this drummer, that means twice as much time tracking. Given all that.....it would be sweet to track from home. Then send the drummer the WAV files for import/mixing. There are still a few variables I need to work out (which software to use, which interface). But otherwise, I think I have finally settled on a signal path for recording. Please free to interject on anything you see here. Im a recording newb, perhaps I'm doing something passť. signal path is
guitar>REDDI DI out>Summit Audio Leveler TLA-50>interface>daw
REDDI thru>amp/speaker>Heil PR40>Warm Audio WA12preamp>interface>daw.
UPDATED SIGNAL CHAIN
guitar>REDDI DI>Apogee Duet II>Reaper (clean signal channel)
REDDI thru>amp/speaker>Heil PR40>Warm Audio WA12 preamp>Apogee Duet II>Reaper (dirty signal channel)
I guess my only question is regarding compression/leveling. Is comp/leveling needed more between the DI>interface or mic pre>interface. Or is the need to comp/level just as important between both signal paths as it is only one.
Do you think I have this signal path setup right?
Last edited by g4string : 09-18-2013 at 03:04 PM.