headphone mixes 4 daw multitrax?


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Nov 3, 2001
just wondering how people get about multitrack monitoring with their daw setups:

1. do you use the computer as a dumb tape deck, and send a separate signal to a mixing desk? or...

2. do you use the daw for doing the monitor mix, and don't worry about the latency? or...

3. do you run the signal through the alsihad with zero pan/volume/phase changes and out to the desk to mix for headphones?

i'm primarily concerned with headphone mixes, and whether it's possible to get away with monitoring post d/a conversion

i know there's no rules, i'm interested in opinions, particularly, if you've had experience with both latency-free and latency-laden monitoring worlds (read analog and digital)

newcastle, oz