using a hardware mixer to make song arrangements

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lozoz
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using a hardware mixer to make song arrangements

Post by lozoz » Tue Sep 02, 2014 5:17 pm

hi there, can anyone recommend a decent hardware mixer (preferably 8 track) to use as a tool for creating arrangements?

my intention is to send all tracks from ableton to the mixer then do a live mix using mutes, faders and hardware fx sends whilst recording the master output.

i have been working solely ITB and this will be my first foray into the outside world.

JoshG567
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Re: using a hardware mixer to make song arrangements

Post by JoshG567 » Tue Sep 02, 2014 6:52 pm

How many discrete outputs does your interface have? Mine is a decent USB unit and it only has the 2 monitor outs and a couple assignable headphone outs, I guess that is 8 mono channels when I add it up, but I'd need to use a bunch of adapters and shit to get the TRS to dual mono.

lozoz
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Re: using a hardware mixer to make song arrangements

Post by lozoz » Wed Sep 03, 2014 9:20 am

i have access to a presonus firebox which i think has 8 outputs.

divonic
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Re: using a hardware mixer to make song arrangements

Post by divonic » Wed Sep 03, 2014 4:03 pm

I have done what you want to do but I scrapped that setup years ago. I replaced my mixer with an APC40 the I/O of my soundcard goes to external effects and synths / drum modules but control and mixing are all inside the box.

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