Recording with external preamps?

  • Hi All,

    New Access Virus Ti2 and first time stereo synth owner here.

    I was wondering how everyone chooses to record with external gear, ie preamps?

    Do you record in stereo (tr out to line in to L&R channel) or record in mono?

    I'm looking into building a 500 series rack and want to know if I should buy a dual set up, ie 2 preamps, or if I should just buy a single channel to record the synth in mono.

    Let me know if anyone has an external gear setup!

  • Do you refer to the virus' inputs or outputs (record FOR or THE virus) ?
    Regarding production, I use the synths in stereo mode to tune and selec sounds but record all channels individually using the maximum outputs of the synths / expanders. This means not to play the MIDI alltogether and have the "downmix" in the sounth but record track for track to have full options later, when i want to use them.

    (Several steps of sound processing cannot be done with synths, even not with the TI i guess)