I am new to PreSonus, and obviously this forum, as our church has just purchased a StudioLive 24.4.2 board. I love the board. I am coming from a Yamaha 02R96v2 board that went flaky on me to a borrowed analog board to my new PreSonus board. So I have experience with using a digital board but I just need to transition my experience to the PreSonus way of doing things.
My question is related to recording via firewire. This is one of the things that I was really excited about with this board is the ability to record multiple simultaneous channels individually. I have not installed the Capture software because I am familiar with Sony's tools which include Acid Music Studio and Sound Forge Audio Studio. And I understand that the answer may be to used Capture instead. But I was wondering if anyone had used Acid to record via firewire from their PreSonus board? When I start a new project, add up to 32 channels, arm the record on all channels, and then actually start recording, I get nothing even though I am listening to content that the board is "producing".
I know that I am talking to the board from my computer since I can play from the computer via the firewire button on the 2 Track In control. And I set my default recording device to be the firewire interface on the PreSonus.
My computer is a decent Dell 32-bit Vista system that is a couple of years old. I have been recording with this system in the past via an EMU 0404 card using the analog stereo inputs. But I would like to step up to using firewire for the recordings instead of continuing to limit myself to just 2 channels.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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I am not too familiar with the sony software per se, but it operates as most would. You have to make sure that the interface is being recognized by the software as the input device, and route your channels to the tracks in sony.
Capture is probably more of a benefit to you for a few reasons. First being that is runs much lighter than a daw will. Makes for a more stable system for live shows where you don't really have a chance for a second take of theings. Second is unlimited track potential. Some daws have limits on the number of tracks you can have. Third is integration. It was written to work with the StudioLive boards.
You have the ability to record services in Capture, and then export those tracks as wav files into any Daw you choose to use.
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I gotta go with my esteemed colleague on this. Capture is dead simple and really easy on your computer.
To get it just register your mixer, log in to the main site (top right) and go to my hardware and you'll see the latest download version.
To operate it you just open it, Arm all (or selected) tracks and hit record. It is literally that simple.
It saves as wav files as a default which you can then drag into Sound Forge, or Acid and manipulate to your heart's content from any computer.
It's just too simple not to at least give it a try. I can almost guarantee you'll like it, especially if you have volunteers assisting sound for services.
I wish I had answers to how to set things up for your DAW. Are you arming the firewire returns on the individual channels? Also, remember that the mixer only sends 26 channels to the DAW but can return 32 from the DAW. Keep it simple to start off. 24 in and 24 out to matching channels. Make sure your WDM routing in Universal Control is sending return 1/2 to 25/26 on the WDM outputs tab.
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