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    Monitors question

    Right now my monitoring set up routes Soundcard outputs to a mixer then mixer outputs to monitors.

    My questions are:
    Is there anything wrong with just plugging in the monitors directly to a soundcard? I am thinking of getting rid of my mixer. If I were to do this - would it be as simple as plugging in Left monitor to soundcard output 1, and Right monitor to soundcard output 2?

    Thank you.

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    Re: Monitors question

    If you do this you lose the ability to control the volume in the control room.

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    Re: Monitors question

    I have a RME HDSP 9652 feeding a Berringer Ultragain8 via ADAT. This gives me 8 inputs and 8 outputs. The onboard chip provides a software mixer
    feature independent of the computer. I can mix any combo of inputs to the outputs (along with the computer generated stuff).

    Currently

    INPUTS:
    Roland SC8850 Left
    Roland SC8850 Right
    MOBO sound Left
    MOBO sound Right

    OUTPUTS
    LEFT Monitor
    RIGHT Monitor

    works fine except from some obnoxious noises during initialization.

  4. #4

    Re: Monitors question

    Thanks for the help! I completely forgot about the control room advantage - guess I should keep my mixer for now as that is quite handy.

    Thanks

  5. #5

    Re: Monitors question

    Quote Originally Posted by panzerD
    Thanks for the help! I completely forgot about the control room advantage - guess I should keep my mixer for now as that is quite handy.

    Thanks
    I ended up getting one of these; http://www.samsontech.com/products/p...1650&brandID=2

    It gives me the ability to reference between up to 3 sets of monitors, a seperate headphone out, mono, dim, talk to cue and a volume knob I can reach out and touch instead of trying to mouse click the volume slider.

    If you wanted to free up some space by losing the mixing desk, this might be the answer.
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    - SCA - Sound Studios -
    www.sca-soundstudios.com
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    Re: Monitors question

    Scott that is excellent. I was actually wondering if such a product existed. I was hoping to go all digital (in the computer) so my only need of a mixer would have been for the monitors really. The mixer is huge and there's way too many wires I'd like to get rid of. Thanks for that suggestion!

    I am assuming you are happy with the samson ccontrol?

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    Re: Monitors question

    Hi, yes very happy, no complaints.
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    www.sca-soundstudios.com
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