Sampled instruments, Splitting to mixer channels. Help?

Discussion in 'Live Sound' started by WindhoesXP, Aug 21, 2009.

  1. WindhoesXP

    WindhoesXP Guest

    Hey guys.
    I hope this is the right spot for this.
    Me and a couple friends are working on a band we have a few songs written for, and our lineup (even live) would be this.


    The laptop will be running programmed drums, keyboards and other samples from FL Studio.

    Live, This is an issue, because sending all of these things down to one channel of the venue mixer results in a poorly mixed sound, or 30 minutes of minutely adjusting my FL studio files for each venue we go to.

    What I'm looking for, is a way to get those channels in FL studio, split onto seperate mixer channels in the venue. Only way I could think of doing this is with my own mixer on stage, sending the channels to the venue mixer.
    The only device I've found that might do what i need is the M-Audio NRV-10 (On musiciansfriend), I could run the samples into it over firewire and send the Effects-out of each channel to the main mixer over 1/4" cables...

    Does anyone have any better ideas on how to do this? Specific equipment I might need? Price isn't an issue within reason (I'm not putting $10K into this, haha)

    I have a diagram of what I need if I'm not explaining things well enough.


    Thanks for your time guys.

    Edit: Clarifying what will be going down the seperate channels, numbered by channel. With a little creativity I could cut this down to six or five.

    1)Bass kick
    5)Movie sound clips/voice samples
    6)Bass drops (pitched down 808 sample/Sine wave going from 40Hz to 0hz)
    7)Synth leads
    8)Synth strings/pads/textures.
  2. IIRs

    IIRs Well-Known Member

    Oct 23, 2005
    You don't need a mixer. Just get a firewire interface with 8 analog outs.

    Ideally look for one with XLR outs so you can plug straight into the multicore without needing DI boxes.

    Failing that make sure it has TRS balanced outs, and make yourself a balanced jack to XLRm loom. This will also avoid the need for DI boxes.
  3. WindhoesXP

    WindhoesXP Guest

    Do you know any interfaces that have what you described, and can you recommend any models?

    The reason the mixer is the first thing that came to mind is that it has other uses beyond this.
  4. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Distinguished Member

    Dec 11, 2007
    Scotland, UK
    6)Bass drops (pitched down 808 sample/Sine wave going from 40Hz to 0hz)

    You better have that ending at 1 or something. Filter it, I don't care what you do. (FWIW noone will notice and the subs probably won't push anything below about 10 anyway)
    0Hz is DC and no speaker/amplifier combo in the world will like it. Anything close to it is equally undesirable.
  5. jg49

    jg49 Distinguished Member

    Oct 16, 2008
    Frozen Tundra of CT
    Nearly any 8 channel interface should work. I am most familiar with this one but there are others.
    Presonus FP10 Audio interface 8 outputs TRS
    These units record as well.

    Then a simple snake sized to the length you might need. Never been a big fan of Hosa products it is just the first thing that came up.

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  6. WindhoesXP

    WindhoesXP Guest

    Codemonkey: -Shrug- I'm pretty sure it ends before 0, as my samples don't hurt any of the equipmentI've ran them through. It's just how they were described to me. I use .wav file samples, I dont make my own yet. Thanks for that bit of info though. I could've messed up something sending at 0Hz. :D

    JG 49: Thanks for the link, I'll definitely need one of those snakes.

    I think I'll be going with this based on reviews, the sweet price and OS X support.
  7. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Moderator Resource Member

    Mar 20, 2008
    currently Billings
    That Alesis unit will not be nearly as good as the Presonus. The only decent -IMO of course- Alesis recording device is the HD24/HD24XR. The Presonus will be much better for you in the long run.

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