I'm having a conceptual block: I've found the information I need, but but my basic
understanding of how to use sends and busses must be flawed, because I can't get the
result I want.
First: here's what I've already found and read: and "How do I use an external effects processor with
Digital Performer With External Hardware"
. (Plus the DP manual.)
DP 4.61 with a MOTU 828 MKII and two SM81s, recording 12-string acoustic guitar. I have
external effects with stereo ins and outs. What I'd like
to do is record a dry
track and a wet track that I can then mix together.
I've got the 828's analogue
out 1 & 2 going to the L/R in of the external effect. I've got the L/R out of the
external effect going to the 828's analogue in 3 & 4. In DP, I have a stereo Mic 1/Mic
2 recording track, with a send to analogue out 1 & 2. I have a second stereo track
recording analogue in 3 & 4.
I was expecting that setup to record the dry
signal on the Mic 1/Mic 2 track, and the wet on the 3 & 4 track. I got wet on both
tracks. (They don't sound identical, the 3 & 4 track sounds quieter and not as
I made an attempt to do something with a bus, but this is where my lack
of understanding stopped me...I ended up with weird feedback or a poor-sounding track.
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. I'm almost certain that I'm missing
some fundamental concept, but I can't seem to wrap my head around it.