RECORD . MIX . LIVE STREAM

At Treble Cube Productions, apart from jamming, you can also record your band’s music or performance. On top of that, you can showcase a live performance! It might take a while for you to get used to this system but over time, you should get the hang of it! Let us show you how to use and work the different mixers provided in our studio with your music equipment.

To guide you through using our recording, mixing and live streaming systems, you will first need to be familiar with the mixers we have available in our studios. Each room is equipped with 3 mixers, each with its own varied functions and inputs. Below each mixer, you’ll find out more about its functions and features.

Yamaha MG10XU
INPUTS

FEATURES

  • Vocal Mic Compression
  • Digital Effects
  • Panning
Behringer Ultramix
INPUTS

FEATURES

  • Panning
  • 8 Mono Inputs or 4 Stereo Inputs
Behringer XR-18 (DIGITAL MIXER)
INPUTS

FEATURES

  • 6 Outputs as Monitoring (Connect your in-ear headphones)
  • Controllable with our Web Application for Recording and Live Streaming Mixing

You will notice that you have 2 options (Yamaha or Behringer Ultramix) to connect your AUX device (mobile phone or laptop). Both works the same way but the AUX Input in the Behringer Ultramix might be more useful for our drummers at the other end of the room!

RECORD

When you record using our system, you can receive 2 types of audio files  – An MP3 (all tracks mixed into a stereo file) or Stem file (individual tracks from the 16 channels available from the Behringer XR-18 mixer). Only the inputs of the Behringer XR-18 will be recorded.

To receive the Stem file on top of the MP3 file, you will need to access our Web Application and check ‘Include Stems‘. Do ensure that this box is checked before you end the recording. This helps us save space on our server so that you only get the stem files if you really need them. Do note however, that Stem files can go up to a few gigabytes.

STEM FILE

In the stem file, you get the raw input signals from the instruments, mixers or other media connected to the XR-18. This signal is what comes after the pre-amp (gain) of the XR-18. Any EQ, noise gate or compression done to each channel will not be affected in the stem files. With these files, you can simply use them to mix, be reproduced or edited by your own producer out of the studio! Take a look at the signal chain to understand more. The layout of the 16 channels are below.

  1. Left Overheads (Drums)
  2. Right Overheads (Drums)
  3. Kick Drum
  4. Snare
  5. Left Tom
  6. Right Tom
  7. Floor Tom
  8.  Guitar 1
  1. Guitar 2
  2. Bass
  3. Behringer Ultramix Left Channel
  4. Behringer Ultramix Right Channel
  5. Yamaha MG10XU Left Channel
  6. Yamaha MG10XU Right Channel
  7. Spare 1 (Connect your own line input)
  8. Spare 2 (Connect your own line input)
  1. Left Overheads (Drums)
  2. Right Overheads (Drums)
  3. Kick Drum
  4. Snare
  5. Left Tom
  6. Right Tom
  7. Floor Tom
  8.  Guitar 1
  9. Guitar 2
  10. Bass
  11. Behringer Ultramix Left Channel
  12. Behringer Ultramix Right Channel
  13. Yamaha MG10XU Left Channel
  14. Yamaha MG10XU Right Channel
  15. Spare 1 (Connect your own line input)
  16. Spare 2 (Connect your own line input)

You will notice from the above that there is no vocal input in any of the channels. Vocals are connected to the Yamaha MG10XU mixer. In channels 13 and 14, you will see that we have only connected the left and right channels of the Yamaha MG10XU mixer into the Behringer XR-18. In other words, if you have 4 vocalists singing simultaneously, you will receive a Stem file of all 4 singers and not each individual singer. This works the same way for the Behringer Ultramix mixer. However, you will be able to receive the individual tracks for the guitars, bass and each of the 7 drum microphones.

Alternatively, should you wish to have an isolated file from any of the input in the Yamaha MG10XU or Behringer Ultramix mixers, you can connect your line inputs directly to the XR-18 since there are 2 input slots available.

MP3 FILE

After recording through our system, your file would be mixed and normalised through our system. Our system will combine the 16 tracks together and mix the EQ and panning. The track is then normalised and compressed to an MP3 file which you can immediately playback. This is done automatically once you stop the recording.

The automated mixing may not be perfect as you may have your own preference of how you want each channels’ level, EQ, compression and noise gate to be. Therefore, through our Web Application, you can mix the channels on your own, bypassing the automated mixing feature by checking the ‘Let me mix myself‘ option . To find out more about what you can mix on your own, see the ‘BEHRINGER XR-18 (MIXING FOR RECORDING OR LIVE STREAMING)‘ section below. 

VIDEO RECORDING

If you take a video recording, you will receive an MP4 file which is a combination of the MP3 file and the video file. An MP3 file will also will be sent to you as well in case you need an audio-only file. You’re welcome! 🙂 

GETTING YOUR FILES

All media files will be sent to your email immediately once the system has processed the files after your stop your recording. This is done automatically and the email which the system sends all these files to is the same email used to make the booking. This usually takes only a few seconds after you stop the recording.

Stem files, however, will be compressed and emailed after the booking session. This is done automatically as well.

MIX
YAMAHA MG10XU MIXER

This mixer has 4 vocal microphones connected to it. You can control the compression, add digital effects or gain to your vocals with this mixer.

You can also adjust the EQ, level and effects of:

  • audio from the web browser of our system (web browser for youtube or games)
  • AUX input (mobile phone or laptop
BEHRINGER ULTRAMIX

Our keyboard is connected to the main input of this mixer. Adjusting the main volume will increase the level of the keyboard.

You may wish to connect your own keyboard, DJ set, Drum Pad or any other line input here to control the level and pan.

BEHRINGER XR-18 (FRONT OF HOUSE (FOH) SPEAKER)

You can easily control this digital mixer with our Web Application

You can control what comes out of the Front Of House (FOH) speakers by clicking on the ‘FOH‘ button in the Web Application menu. You can enable the drums to come out of the speakers and even adjust the EQ for each drum channel. NOTE: ADJUSTING EQ, COMPRESSION AND NOISE GATE WILL AFFECT LIVE STREAMING AND MP3 FILE. ADJUSTING LEVEL AND PAN WILL ONLY AFFECT THE FOH. TAKE A LOOK AT THE SIGNAL CHAIN

BEHRINGER XR-18 (MIXING FOR MP3 FILE RECORDING OR LIVE STREAMING)

You can easily control this digital mixer with our Web Application.

You can control the mix for your recording or live streaming by clicking on the ‘SOUND CHECK / MIXING’ button in the Web Application menu.

You will need to do a soundcheck first. The system will record your band playing and then loop the audio through the FOH. During the audio playback, you can adjust the levels, EQ, compression, noise gate and pan. What you hear on the speakers will be how the audio will sound like in the MP3 file or if you’re doing a live streaming, how your viewers will hear you.

NOTE: ADJUSTING EQ, COMPRESSION AND NOISE GATE WILL AFFECT THE SIGNAL TO THE FOH SPEAKERS. ADJUSTING LEVEL AND PAN WILL ONLY AFFECT THE RECORDING AND LIVE STREAMING. TAKE A LOOK AT THE SIGNAL CHAIN

LIVE STREAM

Our live streaming feature is extremely easy to use. All you have to do is get the Stream URL from your streaming platform (Facebook, YouTube, etc). Stream URLs usually looks like this : “rtmps://live-api-s.facebook.com:443/rtmp/432f3929342390SAMPLEDSF9C2”

Head over to our Web Application, put the URL in and you can immediately start streaming!

During live streaming, you can get a soundman you trust to access the Web Application to do mixing for you while you are performing. Your soundman can be anywhere in the world. All he needs is a web browser with internet connection.

If your soundman is familiar with the X-Air application, he can request access to the Behnringer XR-18 from anywhere in the world. Do contact us regarding this.

 

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