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Microphone Month 4

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Multitrack recorder and mixer

drummachine

Greetings,
I have done a lot of recording with others but not on my own. I was planning on recording through my computer and have decided to buy a multitrack recorder.
My question is if I can use a recorder with a mixer? Do any of you have experience with this? I bought a Behringer mixer with 4 XLR ports. If I can use this with a recorder I would like one with another 4 XLR's.
If I cannot I was considering getting rid of the mixer and buying a recorder with 8 XLR's.
The reason why is because I have a 7 piece drum mic set.
Thanks!
February 10, 2012 @09:18pm
Andrew_Malloy

Why not skip the mixer and get something like the Zoom R16?
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/R16/
February 10, 2012 @09:47pm
drummachine

That's the one I have been considering. Is it still possible to use a recorder/mixer?
Thanks
February 10, 2012 @10:14pm
Andrew_Malloy

Yes, but why would you want to?
February 10, 2012 @10:23pm
drummachine

The reason why is because I just bought the mixer. Never been used.
February 11, 2012 @12:56am