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Cue Mix-console or no console?

Discussion in 'Recording' started by thusmann, Mar 20, 2006.

  1. thusmann

    thusmann Guest

    Hello All,

    I recently upgraded to protools hd. I don't currently have a mixer, so I am wondering if there is a way that I can set things up where I can use aux sends with the 192 to feed individual cue mixes to the musician (independent of my monitor mix). ART makes an interesting device called the HPFX, but my gut feeling is that I would be better off buying a cheap console for cue mixes. Here's the link to the ART HPFX:


    Depending on which method you prefer, which of the two would have the most flexibility? Your help is GREATLY appreciated.
  2. You can use pro tools just as a analog console as far as your monitor routing goes. Make one of your sends target an output of you 192 and run it to an amp of some type for headphone mixes. It might be useful to put a master fader on the send going to the amp so you have better control of the output level. Bring up levels on each track to a level the musician is happy with and start recording. You will need to have some type of input monitoring enabled (record enable track).

    Often sends on an analog console for monitoring is set to pre fader so that changes you make on the faders/mix do not change levels to the monitoring system. I'm sure though if you own a PTHD system you are very well aware of how analog monitoring works...

  3. timblaze

    timblaze Guest

    We use the Mytek PrivateQ system for this. It is a beautiful thing... I believe the base package is about $800, but I think it would be much more practical and space-saving than having a "cue console".

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