Humf wrote:Thanks for everyone’s input on this thread. I’m just waiting for an answer from the exam board re. learning objectives etc.
Abolutely - without knowing this you may steer into the wrong direction.
I have a sneaking suspicion they want a warts and all recording of the LR bus straight from the desk. This is easy for you to do, even if it doesn't make for the most pleasant of listening.
But, if they want a polished "live album" recording you will be following a completely different direction - ideally recording multitrack to DAW and then post-mixing from there.
What's also not clear is how much of a "gig" the recorded event will be. Will it be an event with punters, or will it be the band playing in an empty room? If the latter, then you could get a reasonable result by mixing, with judicious use of headphones, and applying suitable reverb in places, and some subtle panning of sources - you can get a surprisingly good result this way. If the former, then you may be a little compromised, as I presume you'd be using your 2 aux sends for monitors, and so wouldn't have the opportunity to have a dedicated recording output.