# Recording Shows

#### Hughesie

##### Well-Known Member
hey guys i really want to record some of the shows i mix, but i have no way to do it

here is what i want to do

take a feed from the desk (easily done)
and record it onto some type of player

#### SHARYNF

##### Well-Known Member
I think that you would be far better off with as mentioned above a 4 channel minimum recording system. Basically is you attempt to just use a feed from the board, you are not going to get good results, the mix that works for FOH pa is not going to work for a recording. At a minimum I would look at 4 channels, two from front of house and to from mics placed in the house, this will allow you to alter the balance after the fact and get a respectable recording.

Sharyn

#### Austinro

##### Member
What I do when I record shows on a four channel system is take one channel for a room mike, and make mixes for the other three. I'll send out an aux send mix, and group similar things together. For instance, in recording a chorus, I'll give one record channel to the boundary mics that are amplifying the group. Another will usually be the DI from the stage piano, and the fourth might be the soloist microphone(s). That way, when it cones time to mix, you have greater control of what you are doing. If something goes totally wrong, you have the room mike to fall back on. When it is time for a new act, just make a new aux mix.

#### len

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my budget is somewhat under $100 but i have an ipod if that add on can be remembered by anyone That's an ikey. http://www.ikey-audio.com/ikey.htm It's about$80, and it takes your input, and adapts it somehow so that it can be recorded onto an ipod. No idea if you can control sampling rates, etc., but I'm told it does work.