US-16X08 GETTING STARTED
Hirotaka Mori Live Recording
The TASCAM US-16x08, TASCAM X-48MK2, and the TASCAM DR-44WL were used on the multitrack recording of the DVD “Masayuki Muraishi meets Hirotaka Mori ‘LIVE ON PLANET EARTH’ ” DVD, which features the work of the widely popular singer-songwriter Hirotaka Mori.
On the day of the event, a monitor console was not used, so the monitor console lines were directly connected to three US-16x08 - used in mic-pre mode. The X-48MK2 had the IF-AN24X analog expansion card installed, and its connection to the US-16x08 was made using three TRS D-Sub multi-conductor cables. In order to utilize all the inputs used on the stage, a 24-channel recording was done.
The DR-44WL was used to record the ambient sound of the venue as a whole, and was placed at the front-of-house mix position. A boom stand was installed in the PA booth, and the DR-44WL was remote-controlled via Wi-Fi with level-monitoring active.
The post-recording mixing and mastering were both done using SONAR PLATINUM, using only the standard plug-ins and functions of SONAR PLATINUM. The mix recall function of SONAR PLATINUM was used, and distinct mixing was done for each song within this project. For effects, extensive use was made of the SONAR ProChannel effects features.
Note: Since this was a multi-angle DVD, the video data volume was large, and the audio was recorded in a compressed state.
TASCAM SONAR PLATINUM Professional Software
Masayuki Muraishi meets Hirotaka Mori “LIVE ON PLANET EARTH” Multi-angle Live DVD
Born March 9, 1976, Hirotaka Mori is a singer songwriter originally from Kagoshima Prefecture. He made his major debut with Warner Music Japan in October 2001. While there, he released six works - including the single “Zero Chiten” and the album “Coexisting Concepts.” Subsequently, he shifted to indies, releasing the album “planetblue” in 2009 and the album “Ii’n desu” in 2013. He is also actively involved in producing, arranging, and distributing music under the name Coa.
Introduction of US-16x08 in the Home Studio of Masayuki Muraishi
Two US-16x08 interfaces have been introduced into the home studio of Masayuki Muraishi, a leading drummer in Japan. His studio is used for pre-production and recording of artists he produces. Mr. Muraishi also teaches drums in the studio and is working on a recording curriculum for his students. The US-16x08s were introduced to meet a demand for drum recording in the studio.
In the past, engineers who visited his studio brought their own instruments for recording, but he now has a need for recording drum sounds by himself. Since a typical audio interface only has a small number of input channels, that is generally not enough for drum recording. The concept of drum recording with only one TASCAM US-16x08 interface matched the demand.
To support recordings using multiple microphones, two US-16x08 have been installed. The TRS output of the first unit is used as a microphone preamplifier, and is input to the second unit. The included rack-mount adapters are used for rack-mounting the interfaces into the multi-desk in the control room. The booth and the control room have through-cable holes, and drum recording using up to (16) microphones in the studio is easily accomplished. In addition to the US-16x08 interfaces in the control room, a TASCAM CD-RW402 is utilized as a CD player and recorder.
After graduating with a degree in Percussion from Tokyo University of the Arts, he joined the progressive band KENSO (1988 to 2004) and KRYZLER & KOMPANY (1989 to 1996), which was led by Taro Hakase. Starting in 1994, he took part in nationwide tours of Yumi Matsutoya as a tour member. In 1999, was on nationwide tours and recordings of Ringo Sheena, and came to be popularly known as "Mura-chin". There is a famous recording – "Honno" – where his performance has been described as "drumming like a construction site".
In 2007, he took part in a nationwide tour of Angela Aki. Since then, he has been busy with many live event performances, studio work with many artists - including Dreams Come True and Porno Graffitti - and on nationwide tours of Sukima Switch since 2009. In April 2011, he opened his drum school "Masayuki Muraishi's Drum Dojo" in Tokyo.