The mixing is the process of er, mixing my 60 odd channels inside the DAW down to 8 subtracks.skipscada wrote:Confusing the concepts mixing/mastering is a common error. You use the term "mastering" so loosely that it loses its sense. I'm not out to get you here, but by definition when you say you will import 8 indivdual tracks, they are unmixed. "Mixing" is to combine a greater number of tracks ("tracks" meaning "channels") to the number of tracks in the end format (be it mono, stereo, a surround format or whatever). "Mastering" is final preparation of the mixed track ("track" meaning "song", "tune").
Technically these 8 subtracks do still need to be mixed to a single stereo track, but seeing as the levels remain constant (as they're already finalised in the DAW) it can hardly be called mixing.
skipscada wrote:mixing in the R16 is a good idea. It's not. You don't want to be doing a final mix in the R16.
Mushy Mushy wrote:And just to clarify this "mastering" wont be happening in the Zoom but back in a DAW. I will import the individual 8 tracks into the PC and work on them there.