How to Record Samples with MixerFace
MixerFace is an excellent sampling tool due to its clever combination of mixer + recorder. You can record from virtually any sound source directly into the build-in mini SD recorder on our R4R model. You can record samples of direct input instruments such as synthesizers, or electric guitars/basses. You could connect a microphone of your choice to MixerFace and record some hand percussion, or the music of the birds. Or maybe you want to sample some vinyl records? Just send the audio from your turntable (or possibily another mixer) into MixerFace via the combo XLR jacks (or alternatively thru AUX in) and record into the SD recorder. MixerFace allows versatile connection possibilities and its portable nature adds that much more to its utility.
First step is to make sure you have your miniSD card ready to make recordings on MixerFace.
You can easily sample instruments such as synthesizers, electric guitars/basses via direct input. MixerFace offers combo XLR jacks as well as a Hi-Z switch.
Alternatively you can connect any microphone (48V switch) to MixerFace via XLR cable and record like that. In my scenario, recording some hand percussion 🙂
A popular sampling technique is to record samples from vinyl. MixerFace handles this with ease, depending on your setup you can send the signal directly from turntable to MixerFace, or from another mixer.
If your turntable does not have a built-in preamp, you will need a RIAA preamp (aka phone preamp) to amplify the signal before going into MixerFace.
Once you have completed your sample recording session, the next step will be to transfer the audio files from your MixerFace to another device via the SD card. Most miniSD cards come with the SD card adapter which makes it easy to transfer files between different devices, such as audio recorder/cameras/computers.
After inserting the SD card into your computer, you should see the SD card folder appear on your desktop as R4_AUDIO. Once you click on the folder, it will open up, revealing all of your sample recordings.
Now you can import your selected samples into your software/DAW of choice for further editing (drag + drop is possible as shown below).
The samples you recorded with MixerFace are now loaded up in your software and ready to be processed, manipulated, mangled or cleaned up!
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