Recording simultaneous Tracks...Help Please??

I just bought the Presonus Firepod, and am trying to close mic my drum kit and record.

How do I route this through N-Track?

I have it plugged into the Firepod as follows:

1. Kick Drum
2. Snare Drum
3. Floor Tom
4. L Overhead
5. R Overhead.

What I’d like to do is have an isolated, single track for each mic as I’m recording.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks!

The Crappy Beatle

Go to Preferences > Audio Devices and select the appropriate drivers for your Firepod. If you use an ASIO driver for it, the Firepod’s control panel will be where you adjust your buffers/latency. WDM and MME will be adjusted via n-Tracks buffer settings. Also go to Preferences > Options and de-select both options for “use system timer”. This will force n-Track to use the Firepod’s internal clock (normally a good thing).
Open the Playback VU’s and click the hammer > click the button for select I/O channels and select the inputs you intend to use (or all of the inputs if you feel so inclined as you can disable the ones you don’t need via the Record VU’s red buttons).
Open the Record VU’s (you may need to un-dock and resize them for easier viewing).
One at a time, click the hammer for each input pair and select “Stereo > two mono tracks” (do this for each input pair).
Now for each input pair, click the little red button in the Record VU’s.
Here you will be presented with options for each channel of that pair. You want to select “record to a new track” for each channel you will be using. Select “don’t record from this channel” for the ones you won’t be using.
I don’t have a Firepod, so you’ll have to figure out which input you are using goes to which Record VU and set your gain accordingly.
Hit Record and however many inputs you have enabled for recording, that number of tracks will appear and recording will commence.
Once done, the waveforms will be drawn out for each track. They will each be mono tracks panned center, so you will need to pan them accordingly for your stereo image during your mixing.

HTH

-Ken

Quote (crankz1 @ Feb. 05 2005,01:13)
Open the Record VU's (you may need to un-dock and resize them for easier viewing).
One at a time, click the hammer for each input pair and select "Stereo > two mono tracks" (do this for each input pair).

Ok, here's a problem.

When using ASIO drivers, these options are not available to me.

My only option, which is already chosen for me, is to record in Stereo.

Why is that?

Thanks!

Crappy B