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A question about some mixing/interface consoles.

Is there a console or an interface that has faders on each channel that you recorded that you can adjust the level of the highs and lows? or is there just a fader for volume? Because i know you can get an interface like the M-Audio project mix that has the auto fades. But is there something that i can hook up to my pc that alows me to do that too, also not owning any pro=tools gear. I have a firepod and the fader thing that they have is cofusing to me because if you set a volume to a certain track does the fader go to that position? is there something i can get that will do this?


RemyRAD Fri, 04/13/2007 - 21:14
Your question is one of technical technique of workflow and what you find most comfortable. We all have our comfort levels in whatever equipment we individually utilize. You are asking an extremely broad question about control surfaces for digital audio workstations, all of which, there are many. Is it a good idea? If you are an old dog like Davedog or just a dog like myself who might be old but I wag my tale a lot, a full "console like" control surface, with all of the knobs and dials, is particularly comfortable to fossils like myself, since it resembles an old-fashioned analog console. As compared to all of you younger whipper snappers who are more comfortable playing videogames, with mice? Mouses? Mousies? Meece but not moose? You know, those little critters without any fur and long tails, you chase all over the tabletop?

I regularly digitally manipulate myself, in an analog way
Ms. Remy Ann David

Boswell Wed, 04/11/2007 - 02:07
It's not clear what you are talking about. Are you talking about a graphic equaliser that has slider controls for the various frequency bands, or are you talking about automation of the level faders?

Graphic equalisers are used in live sound (PA) applications for correction of venue characteristics. They are not used in studio work.

Level automation is standard operation on mixers that have motorised faders. Some mixers have the automation sequencer built-in as well, others need to be driven from a sequencing program via MIDI or some other proprietary protocol.