April 12th, 2017
I spent this evening comping the vocals that I recorded in the Yamaha DM 2000. for “These Walls.” I also tuned these vocals in Melodyne.
Now that I have the place confirmed for my location recording (College Auditorium) I completed my equipment check out sheet so that I could have Mr. Hartzell sign it. I wanted to get it signed well in advance so that I wouldn’t have to worry about it later on. Below is a list of the instruments being recorded and the microphones I intend to use.
Drums: Kick MB-6K Kick Mic (Audio Technica Drum Mic Pack)
Snare Top Shure SM-57
Overheads 2 Audio Technica 4050’s
Bass: Countryman D.I.
-Bass Amp: Shure SM-57
Piano: 2 MXL 2010’s
Keyboard: 2 Countryman D.I.’s
Guitar: Countryman D.I.
-Guitar Amp: Shure SM-57
Saxophone: Cascade Fathead or Royer 121
Trombone: Cascade Fathead or Royer 121
Violin: Audio Technica 4051
Vocalist: Shure SM-58
I will need at least 16 inputs if I mic the band this way. I discussed this with Andrew. He explained to me that I could daisy chain to Focosrite Saffire Pro 40’s together so that I would have 16 inputs. I hook this up by plugging the double sided Firewire 6-pin connector from one Saffire into the other. I then designate one to be the “master” and plug this one into the computer using a second Firewire Cable. Once this is hooked up I turn on the computer. Once I see the “F/W Active” Led light is on in both interfaces I open up the Saffire Mix Control. I then check to see if both interfaces are recognized in the “Firewire Driver” section in the lower right hand corner. Now when I open Pro Tools and import my I/O Settings I should see two sets of eight inputs from each Saffire interface. Andrew also suggested that I test each of the 16 inputs with a Condensor microphone to ensure that each input and phantom power for each input was working properly.