I recently read this thread this guy is explaining how he uses his daw as a console and his analog mixer for summing:
title: ANALOGUE CONSOLE w/ DAW SUMMING vs. DAW CONSOLE w/ ANALOGUE SUMMING
It is the exact method that a lot of pros are doing now and I have always mixed in the box and don't know about hardware and wiring a whole lot so I am a bit of a noob on that, but I still wanted to give this mixing method a shot.
my friend has an 8x8 soundcard (8 ins / 8 outs) Apogeesymphony.
I plan to buy a NEV-8816 summing mixer.
The summing mixer has more 8 more inputs than the soundcard.
Is it possible to use all 16 channels when doing analog processing even if my friends sound card only has 8 inputs ins/outs?
Or would i have to upgrade the symphony to 16 in/out to use up all channel on the summing mixer?
After tons of planning and meetings I've got my new setup pretty well defined both for the immediate and long term.
I'm interested in an economical way to experiment w summing. The setup will be RME babyface pro for main tracking/monitoring adda, and capture ad, and the Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 as the multi-channel playback to feed the summing mixer, and any sort of surround speakers.
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I was uncertain whether ask for your help or not and eventually decided for this second option, I hope you'll help me focus on relevant facts.
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Hello everyone. I'm ready to start expanding beyond "in the box" (ITB) methods to "outside the box" (OTB) methods.
I realize that summing mixer threads are everywhere and that there are many of them. I've read many of them. My hope is that this thread will serve as a repository of useful information about the topic for others who, like me, may be a bit overwhelmed by the variety of information and assumed knowledge. I'll update this initial post with info as I get more of it.
First off a few things:
i just bought a BLA PM8 to use with my 4 in / out lynx card and have a few questions in regards to how I set it up. Given that I have always worked inside the box I never had any experience with consoles.
Would I connect the BLA PM8 only when I am exporting my mix? Would I benefit at all from monitoring from it?
Given that I only have only 4 outputs is the only limitation here that i just have to export the track double the amount of time?
I admit, I'm not fully up to snuff with it all yet. I'm still trying to understand what I should keep from the old days and what I should be adding.
My DAW setup is getting close to operation. Its not an easy process working this site, having a family and another job all at the same time, but I'm getting there, crawling or not!
I've asked this question before but I'm still having confusion over all the benefits of a summing box now and if its something I should invest in to improve my workflow and ultimately my sound?
Hey guys -
I'm in the market for a line/summing mixer so that, while I'm doing location recordings, I can take 2 feeds from the pre - 1 going into the DAW discretely, the other set going to a summing box, into a nice AD and then into a 2 track recorder (for both back up or straight-to-2-track mixing).
I had my mind set on the Dangerous D-Box until very recently when I saw the Speck XSum.