Re: Recording live or separately?
Stan, I too have experienced the frustration of setting levels, recording onto a 4track and playing it back only to realize that the vocals were extremely high or the snare just clipped the whole time. Ugh. Then I bought a Firepod, had the ability to record on separate tracks and voila, I was happy.
Suggestion #1: Try recording live with one or two room mics. If you have a good sounding room and make sure your amps and PA are set properly, chances are you will get a good sound.
Suggestion #spend money: Look into a Firepod, or self contained digital recorder. Check out RMandelbaum's on the other thread. It's a pretty cool Tascam that will for sure get you recording well.
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