Please let me explain how I've recorded in the past since I think this will make my question clearer.
Microphone -> direct into TL Audio pre-amp -> direct into soundcard.
This is the only way I know how to route.
Due to the location of my equipment (mixer - it's a home studio), the mixer could offer the ease of accessibility so I want to understand more.
Now, I know I could apply the following setup:
Microphone -> track 1 of mixer -> direct into TL Audio pre-amp -> direct into soundcard
But this doesn't seems like a good way, as it means that
Track 2 of the mixer cannot use the TL Audio pre-amp.
I was also given a patch bay if that matters (or not).
How do I set up my mixer so I can use the outboard device? In total, I have 3 outboard devices and sadly only 2 send/return on my mixer. I do have 6 AUX though! The problem is AUX is just a send.
This is where my head hurts.
Let's assume my TL Audio pre-amp is connected via
This would mean my AUX1 of the mixer goes into my SoundCard
Port 8 and my DirectOut on the mixer (of
Track 1) goes into SoundCard
Port 1. It then means Direct Out of
Track 2 of my mixer goes to SoundCard
Port 2 etc.
Is this correct?