I purchased Cakewalk Homestudio 2004 xl
about six months ago, and a Lexicon Omega
interface about three months ago and am fairly new to recording. My band is heavy metal(bass,drums,vocals,guitar). Ihave a few questions about recording.
1) Can the Lexicon Omega
be used as a mixer(does it have the capability) When I bought it I assumed as the advertisement said (everything you need in one component.) I do not have a mixing board yet is why I am wondering. I have been recording with it (one instrument on track at a time) with no problems but havent attempted mixing yet.
2) When I record, I go from the sound source(guitar,mics,etc) to the Lexicon to Cakewalk. I adjust the levels for recording. Do I do all the mixing in Cakewalk or does the recording have to go back through an external mixer? Am i Understanding right that you have to get all the tracks combined into 2 tracks in the mix? I have been told after the tracks are completed they have to go back to a mixer and mix all the tracks into 2 tracks( left and right, the stereo field) then I send those two tracks back to Cakewalk out of the mixer to be rerecorded. If this is not true could someone give me a diagram of the recording chain or elaborate on mixing. What is its funtion?
Any help would be great, thanks