Recording with compression


This is possibly a stupid question but what the hell :slight_smile:

I have a Zoom R16 linked up to Cubase LE 4 and everything is working fine.

I was just wondering if it was possible to record with effects on individual channels?

Also, would compression work this way? I would prefer to be able to listen to the effects/compression as the recording takes place.

Any ideas?

Thanks :slight_smile:

Yes it is, but you need to have direct monitoring switched off.

If you´re talking aout FX from within Cubase, then you will be able to monitor the FX´d signal, but only the dry signal will be recorded with LE 4.

Just to expand on this comment- what’s written to the hard drive is just the waveform coming in from the interface. Cubase then applies any effects/eq etc and sends it back out for monitoring.

Of course, the FX are still there when you play back, but you have the option of changing them if you didn’t like what you recorded.