A question about some mixing/interface consoles.

Discussion in 'Tracking / Mixing / Editing' started by rush_boy2112, Apr 10, 2007.

  1. rush_boy2112

    rush_boy2112 Guest

    Is there a console or an interface that has faders on each channel that you recorded that you can adjust the level of the highs and lows? or is there just a fader for volume? Because i know you can get an interface like the M-Audio project mix that has the auto fades. But is there something that i can hook up to my pc that alows me to do that too, also not owning any pro=tools gear. I have a firepod and the fader thing that they have is cofusing to me because if you set a volume to a certain track does the fader go to that position? is there something i can get that will do this?
     
  2. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Distinguished Member

    It's not clear what you are talking about. Are you talking about a graphic equaliser that has slider controls for the various frequency bands, or are you talking about automation of the level faders?

    Graphic equalisers are used in live sound (PA) applications for correction of venue characteristics. They are not used in studio work.

    Level automation is standard operation on mixers that have motorised faders. Some mixers have the automation sequencer built-in as well, others need to be driven from a sequencing program via MIDI or some other proprietary protocol.
     
  3. Link555

    Link555 Well-Known Member

    "Graphic equalisers are used in live sound (PA) applications for correction of venue characteristics. They are not used in studio work. "

    :D Nice!
     
  4. JCarlo

    JCarlo Guest

    If what you want is control of the eq for each channel, most current control surfaces allow you to do this. For example, the mackie control has multifunction encoders that can be set to give you control of the eq available in the software.
     
  5. rush_boy2112

    rush_boy2112 Guest

    Yeah that is what i want, but i want that after I have recorded everything onto the computer. I mean is that even necessary? or a good idea?
     
  6. JCarlo

    JCarlo Guest

    "but i want that after I have recorded everything"
    As long as the control surface you choose is compatible with the software, there should not be a problem.

    "is that even necessary? or a good idea?"
    I think is a good idea to have it available weather you use it or not.
     
  7. theaero

    theaero Guest

    so you want to go out from your DAW to an analog mixer, apply EQ, and go back into your DAW? :-\


    Too much AD/DA/AD/DA for my taste
     
  8. jasondirckze

    jasondirckze Guest

    I think he is looking for a control surface actually, that also has assignable soft knobs for controlling EQ ITB.
     
  9. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member


    Thats what I got out of all that. Doesnt a Mackie HUI do just that??
     
  10. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Guest

    Your question is one of technical technique of workflow and what you find most comfortable. We all have our comfort levels in whatever equipment we individually utilize. You are asking an extremely broad question about control surfaces for digital audio workstations, all of which, there are many. Is it a good idea? If you are an old dog like Davedog or just a dog like myself who might be old but I wag my tale a lot, a full "console like" control surface, with all of the knobs and dials, is particularly comfortable to fossils like myself, since it resembles an old-fashioned analog console. As compared to all of you younger whipper snappers who are more comfortable playing videogames, with mice? Mouses? Mousies? Meece but not moose? You know, those little critters without any fur and long tails, you chase all over the tabletop?

    I regularly digitally manipulate myself, in an analog way
    Ms. Remy Ann David
     
  11. MC3DPCS

    MC3DPCS Active Member

    I can relate to that in a rhythmic kind of way.
     
  12. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Guest

    BABY!

    Screwy broad
    you know who
     

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