I am working on a podcast with 3 other people and I was looking into multi-track recording to make editing easier. I was looking for a cheap mixer that would be able to be hooked up to a recorder and give each person their own track. I was reading up on the manual for the Behringer Q802 mixer
and I noticed that it mentions the FX send has its own buss. It got me wondering if I could use that to send the signals from 2 of the microphones to the 2nd input on a digital record and effectively get 4 tracks.
The setup I have in mind would be the Bheringer mixer and a portable digital recorder such as this one
I would have the first 2 microphones hooked up to Ch1 and Ch2 on the mixer and pan Ch1 to the left and Ch2 to the right. I would then do the same thing to Ch3/4 and Ch5/6 but I would then turn up the volume on the FX Send knob and turn down on the main out knob for those channels. Then connect everything to the recorder. Then connect the Left and Right outs with a Y cable to the first input on the record. Then use the FX send as the second input for the recorder.
Honestly I am very new to this so I have no idea if it would work. The only other thing I know that may cause a problem is the fx send on the Q802 is mono only so i don't know if panning one microphone to the left and another to the right would work. Is this a good idea or am I completely wrong. Any help would be appreciated.