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new to dual signal paths

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by bleached04, Nov 14, 2006.

  1. bleached04

    bleached04 Guest

    Hey everyone. In a couple months i will be starting an internship at a top class studio. The console is an amek rembrandt, which has dual signal paths. Since i have not had the chance to work on a console with this feature i was curious as to what ways the dual paths are used. Thanks for the info.
     
  2. moonbaby

    moonbaby Mmmmmm Well-Known Member

    You might want to read up on "inline monitoring" to get a tutorial....the Mackie 8-bus (the analog version) documentation provides a pretty good explanation of this design. Basically, each channel strip can route 2 different sources through it at one time. The input can be tracked through the strips' preamp section, and then sent to the recording medium. At the SAME TIME, a different source (say, one of the tracks from the recorder) may be routed through the "monitor" section of the channel. Then, when you're ready to mix, the recorder may be switched to be the main inputs'source... It's like having 2 mixers in one desk. I know this simplifies things a bit, and many consoles take this basic design to extremes, but that's it for starters...It's really done for ergonomics and to minimize the "real estate" the desk takes up. In the "old days", there would be one side of the board used to track and mix the sources, and the "other side" would be another mixer taking the tape outs and mixing them to the monitors...this was called "split monitoring". The Brits had the splits, so to speak, while the Americans developed the inline approach, courtesy of a guy named Jeep.
     
  3. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Well-Known Member

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