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Offline Jadd

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New home recording set up. Recording audio advice needed
« on: September 30, 2019, 05:58:32 pm »
Hi, I have been setting up a new recording set up at home. I have the laptop, a DAW, EZkeys which is really good, a TC Helicon Live 3 and ALTO ZMX52 mixer which someone gave me years ago but I've never used it for anything.

My problem is getting the DAW to pick up instrument/vocals. The TC Helicon Voicelive 3 is a really good piece of equipment but to my surprise you can't use it to plug into and record to a laptop/computer as far as I know? I just assumed it would be able to through the USB connection. So is there any way of connecting the Voicelive 3 and ALTO mixer together and into the laptop to record or am I just going to have to buy a separate audio interface to be able to record?

I was surprised the Voicelive 3 can't just plug in and record seeing as it has a USB port. It's disappointing as it's a really nice piece of equipment.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks

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Re: New home recording set up. Recording audio advice needed
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2019, 08:16:54 pm »
Your live 3 only has outputs to go to a mixer or DI. You use the voice out and/or guitar through outputs. So you could run it to your mixer. I think the USB is just for updating the FW. It’s not a digital interface.

Unfortunately your mixer doesn’t have a DI either so you can’t  run that into your PC. I guess you could run something into your sound card vie phones out, but realistically you need to look at either a mixer with DI output or a DI box like focusrite 2i2 or similar.
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Re: New home recording set up. Recording audio advice needed
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2019, 04:02:06 pm »
Your live 3 only has outputs to go to a mixer or DI. You use the voice out and/or guitar through outputs. So you could run it to your mixer. I think the USB is just for updating the FW. It’s not a digital interface.

Unfortunately your mixer doesn’t have a DI either so you can’t  run that into your PC. I guess you could run something into your sound card vie phones out, but realistically you need to look at either a mixer with DI output or a DI box like focusrite 2i2 or similar.
Thanks for the help. I thought that's how it would be. I've ordered the Focusrite Scarlett 2l4 2nd gen

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