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How to record tracks via USB on to the SD card?

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asked Jan 29, 2018 in StudioLive Series III by danielizen (210 points)
edited Jan 29, 2018 by danielizen
I have drum tracks from a previous Capture session I am trying to put on the SD card.  I want to play the drum tracks off the SD card and accompany that with live performances, and each time record everything to a new session each time.

I like to multi track record our practices.  My drummer can't always show up for practice but we have some good multi-track recordings of the set.  So on days when he can't attend, I'd like to be able to playback these recordings and have the rest of the band play along, and end up with a nice multi track session as if he were there.

When I try to do this, in the Edit screen I select the desired tracks to record (the same channels the drum tracks are located on the Capture session), and also make sure the channels on the mixer are set to USB input.  I hit record, the button goes red and the time advances and I hear and see the drums tracks coming in.  But it records only silence.  I have opened up the files and there is no sound.

Can the SD card only record from an analog source?  If so, why?  I have read section 7 and it mentions nothing about this.

EDIT: I was able to rename and copy files to the SD card from the Capture session, and those did play off the SD card.  The only problem is - they don't output via USB.  There seems to be no way to do what I thought would be easy.  It seems that a) the SD card doesn't record USB inputs, and b) the SD card won't output its track via USB.  If anyone has a workaround to this I'd love to hear it.

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answered Feb 8, 2018 by jonnydoyle (403,150 points)
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The onboard SD card can only capture analog inputs on the mixer. The SD card is a simple live recording tool and not designed to function as a multi-tracking device.

You could import the stems of the drums from the Capture session into Studio One 3 and the add instruments from the mixer into Studio One 3 via the USB connection.