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Your Cubase® Studio by Steve Pacey

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Bypassing the Sound Card When Recording a Band

Another way to simplify matters when recording bands is to use a digital console instead of an analog console (see Figure 7.23).

Figure 7.23. The Mackie Digital X Bus Digital Recording Console.

Digital consoles are usually a little more expensive than lower-end analog consoles, but they can save you a lot of patching by acting like a cross between a sound card, an analog mixer, and a patchbay. They also offer a user more hands-on control than working directly with the Cubase mixer.

Most digital consoles allow users to “build” the console to their specifications by adding special cards that offer ...

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