ZED-R16 live recording AND plugin processing simultaneously?

Discussion in 'Tracking / Mixing / Editing' started by islandmusic, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. islandmusic

    islandmusic Active Member


    I saw this question in the ZED R16 thread, but wasn't sure if someone answered it:

    Can the ZED-R16 be used to mix and record a live show AND use the firewire audio to be routed through a DAW/plugins for effects and back into the board (DAW=effect rack)?
    I suppose at one point it comes down to the routing inside the software and the overall processing power of the system, right?

    Thanks for your thoughts,

  2. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Distinguished Member

    In purely routing terms you can do this, assuming the DAW you are using has the necessary capabilities. However, I would avoid doing it because of (1) risk of compromising the recording, and (2) uncertain delays in the PC effects processing path.

    For further info, see my reply in your other similar thread.
  3. islandmusic

    islandmusic Active Member

    Thx Boswell,

    I've had my reservations as well about taking some Windows box to an important gig and let it do EVERYTHING...
    I guess I've to take the plunge and invest in some outboard gear for live.



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