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    AlanKenobi
    Newcomer - Level 1
    2021-05-05

    I downloaded X-Air Edit (PC) version 1.7 and unzipped it, but when I run the .exe, I get this error:

    "The code execution cannot proceed because MSVCP140.dll was not found. Reinstalling the program may fix this problem."

    When I click "OK" on that error, I immediately get this error:

    "The code execution cannot proceed because VCRUNTIME140.dll was not found. Reinstalling the program may fix this problem."

    After closing the second error, nothing further happens.

    I also downloaded version X-Air for PC version 1.5, and it runs just fine with no such errors.

    I'm running Win 10 Pro 20H2 (64-bit).

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    • AlanKenobi
      AlanKenobi Update (Solved): I downloaded 1.7 onto a different Win 10 computer and it worked fine, so I looked up the specific errors and found I was missing the Microsoft Visual C++ redistributables. I downloaded both the x64 and x86 versions and installed them, and now X-Air Edit 1.7 is working correctly.
      • May 5
      • X-Air Edit (PC) 1.7 won't run
        Nigel67 Hi Alan, many thanks for the feedback. I will pass this on to the design team just in case this is something they need to look at in the software.
        • May 5
  • mmkohl
    Contributor - Level 2
    2020-05-05

    Hey all! Hope everyone's safe and well during these strange times.

    I'm experiencing a strange issue with the looper: it picks up vocals, but not guitar. I'm getting plenty of input from my vocal mic and from my guitar into the VL3 itself; I can see the meter rise and fall when I play the guitar. And I can easily loop from my vocal mic. But I cannot loop anything from the guitar. The Looper doesn't pick up any guitar input. I've tried setting the Looper Input to "Guitar," "Voice & Guitar" and "All," but it continues to not work. I've also tried using different presets, but that doesn't solve the problem either, nor did adding a 1/4" cable out from "Guitar Thru" to an amp.

    Can anyone help? How can I fix this so that I can use not only vocals but also guitar for my looping?

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    • mmkohl
      PetGerbil

      How have you got it wired up ?


      Does it work with guitar in =>Bottom jack input and just headphones in headphone socket, with NOTHING else connected ? ( I emphasize the "nothing" cos if you have a lead connected to the "THRU" socket it will mute the guitar. Even if your not using it..)

      • May 7, 2020
    • mmkohl
      mmkohl

      With guitar in (bottom jack input), headphones and power being the ONLY things connected, the Looper STILL doesn't pick up the guitar signal. My usual configuration adds an XLR mic in, and an XLR L (Mono) out. Same result, though -- the looper picks up the mic just fine. But it doesn't capture the guitar.


      Mind you, the VL3 IS picking up plenty of guitar signal -- I can see it on the "Level" meter in the top right. The Looper just doesn't record it. Is there some other option buried deep someplace that's been muted/deactivated/messed with that's causing this??

      • May 8, 2020
    • mmkohl
      PetGerbil

      If you twiddle one of the mini knobs to get to the mix section, In the "headphone mix" part, is there anything there that needs tweaking ? maybe the "guitar trim" or the "loop trim" are turned down...?


       


      It's weird that you can hear it,but not record it.

      • May 8, 2020
    • mmkohl
      mmkohl By the way, PetGerbil, thanks so much for your help! I did eventually figure this out: the gate was set to zero, which wasn’t allowing any guitar sound to get through or come out, even though the input meter was showing a strong signal. So it's fixed now!
      • Feb 18
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    Vieneilcorvo96
    Newcomer - Level 1
    2020-12-21

    Hi all, i didn't receive the tracktion activation code. I've registered my new Uphoria 204 HD.

    Ticket Number: CAS-400304-N7W8B3

    Help pleaseee! Thank you all.

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    • Vieneilcorvo96
      RexBeckett Hi Giuseppe, did you receive an email confirming product registration? The Tracktion Waveform OEM code is normally in that email. Check your email spam/junk folder.
      • December 21, 2020
    • Vieneilcorvo96
      DavidKnighton Hello Giuseppe,
      I will gladly look into CAS-400304-N7W8B3 and grab you a Tracktion code. Please be on the lookout for a follow up email.
      • December 22, 2020
    • Vieneilcorvo96
      DavidKnighton Hello Giuseppe,
      It appears John Matthews already sent you the Tracktion code to your email on 12/10/2020 11:58 PM.
      • December 22, 2020
    • Vieneilcorvo96
      Vieneilcorvo96 Thank for Support i've founded the email about registration. Is this right the page marketplace.tracktion.com/redeem in which put my Serial Number? Say me "Sorry, that code was not found or has a typo" Thank for attention.
      • December 22, 2020
      • Tracktion code problem don't receive
        DavidKnighton Hello Guiseppe,
        Are you copy/pasting or typing the code by hand? The code contains both letter 'I' and number '1' so if you're typing by hand, make sure you different between letter and number. Best just to copy/paste the code so there's no risk of typo. Let me know how it goes.
        • December 23, 2020
    • Vieneilcorvo96
      Vieneilcorvo96 I'm succeed with download then instal the tracktion daw. Thank you for help me David, Rex.
      • December 23, 2020
      • Tracktion code problem don't receive
        DavidKnighton Cheers Giuseppe!
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        • December 23, 2020
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    brynnerhead1
    Newcomer - Level 1
    2021-01-22

    Just received my VL3X and have explored voicesupport2 a bit. I see presets that I used with my Voicelive Touch 1 that are listed in the voicelive 2 presets library.

    I know the how to get these presets onto my unit.

    My question is,can all voicelive2 presets be edited globally on the VL3X?

    As a starting point,I'm trying to set a master sound for my acoustic guitar on the GLOBAL PRESET to use on basically all my tunes.I've been trying to pull a delay setting from GLOBAL to use on the VL2 POP DUO preset and as I go back and forth the delay millisecond setting keeps changing.

    I just want to be sure the issue is occurring "between the chair my VL3x." and is not a crossover preset issue.

    Again can all VL2 presets installed on a VL3X from Voicesupport2 be edited by pulling from the VL3X GLOBAL master guitar setting? 

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    • brynnerhead1
      brynnerhead1 Never mind and sorry folks! The problem WAS indeed occurring between the chair and the VL3X. I figure out what step I was leaving out.
      • Jan 22
  • Elam
    Contributor - Level 2
    2020-01-07

    Does any of you guys have an issue to have channel 17 to 32 to work with X32reaper ?

    ALL the other channels respond to Patrick's program (DCAs, Effects Rts, main,etc...) BUT those 2 layers 17-25 and 26-32.
    Solos, mutes, transport,etc works fine on all other channels too... I didn't check ReaEQ control as I won't use this function.

    I'm able to move ALL faders using X32 Edit so I ruled out an X32 or Reaper bad setting.

    The only thing I changed in Patrick's OSC is the channel count as suggested.

    I'm using the very last:
    - Reaper
    - X32 Compact Drivers
    - X32 Firmware
    - X32reaper program
    - Win 10 x64

    Does any of you got the same problem or a clue on what's going on?

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    • Elam
      Paul_Vannatto


      @Elam wrote:


      Does any of you got the same problem or a clue on what's going on?





      Patrick @PatrickGMaillot would definitely know how to solve it.


       

      • January 6, 2020
    • Elam
      PatrickGMaillot Hello, Looks like you either: -1-Use banks and did not modify the bank size or bank numbers to reflect the number of channels/tracks to use and ensure you can move up and down. Typical in ca case of a bank size of 16. -2-Do not use banks and limited the number of channels/tracks to 16. -3- Do not use banks and selected wrong track numbers for your sets of X32 channels. Post your .ini file for more help -Patrick
      • January 6, 2020
    • Elam
      Elam

      Thanks guys for your super fast response.


      Patrick, I'll be in my studio in 5ish hours and I'll send you my .ini file.


      As for now I can say that it's not 2- or 3- those seems correctly set. I don't know if I "use banks" as I just have the board a week ago and still learning the basics (but a long time Reaper user)


      Hey P-G could you tell me what is the "RDCA" in the meantime? I have no clue ?. I just configured them as in the X32reaper .pdf? I'd like to understand...

      • January 6, 2020
    • Elam
      Elam

      It seems that I got issues with posting here... Test 1,2! Let see if this one will go through.


      I attached my .ini file.  I had to .zip it for technical reasons?


      Patrick@PatrickGMaillot  please, break down the concept  of RDCA" for me/us


      Thank you??

      X32Reaper ini.zip
      • January 7, 2020
    • Elam
      PatrickGMaillot Hello, I'll try to be concise... -1- As currently set, you have X32Reaper banks enable, and they have a size of 16 channels, therefore: The actual X32 faders that will be active are faders 1-16. You could use faders/channels 17-32 to manage a different console, use them as stereo pairs of 1-16, manage DMX, whatever. If you want to see the settings and moves from tracks 17-32 (which you were expecting on faders 17-32), you will need to select bank 1 (bank 0 being tracks 1-16 on faders 1-16), and this will bring tracks 17-32 on faders 1-16. Press User Assign button 10 to bank UP and 9 to bank DOWN. -2- If you wand to disable X32Reaper banks, UNselect the "Channel bank select" tick in the user interface; you may also want to review other settings (and read the documentation... X32Reaper is not an easy program to use; it has many specific features in different areas such as...RDCAs...) -3- RDCA: The concept is taken from the X32 DCA. X32 DCA are essentially a fader control of several channels, all joined under a single control. Say you have all your Drums mikes assigned to X32 DCA#8, mutiing, soloing, and fader controlling DCA#8 will in effect control the respective function of all Drum mikes. Well, RDCA does pretty much the same, but using REAPER tracks. For example, setting RDCA#1min to 63 and RDCA#1 max to 65 will simultaneously move REAPER tracks 63 to 65 together. If over that you also assign REAPER track to X32DCA#1, moving the X32 DCA#1 fader will move all REAPER tracks 63 to 65, and moving any of the REAPER tracks 63 to 65 will move X32 DCA#1 fader. Hope this is ... clear. -Patrick
      • January 8, 2020
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    kdsch
    Newcomer - Level 1
    2021-05-13

    I have two synthesizers, a Korg Minilogue and a Moog Prodigy, which provide unbalanced line-level signals with 1/4" (TS connector) outputs. I have only 1/4" TRS cables. These work fine with another USB audio interface whose instrument input is specified as TS (and thus must be unbalanced).

    The quickstart guide for UMC1820 does not specify whether its instrument/line inputs are balanced or unbalanced. When I use a TRS cable to connect my unbalanced instruments to UMC1820, the signal is weak and the frequency response is not flat; it sounds tinny and harsh, with low frequencies attenuated and high frequencies boosted. This signal quality is present both in recordings and in the headphone mix, even when the interface is not connected to a computer via USB. I strongly doubt that it is a software issue.

    At first, I assumed the unexpected weak signal and tilted frequency response was due to a faulty input channel. However, when I try another device, a Korg Electribe S, the signal sounds as expected. Unfortunately, the Electribe S also doesn't specify whether its outputs are balanced or unbalanced. However, it is a stereo device with one TRS connector for each component of the stereo signal, so it is possible that it provides a balanced output.

    I would like to know the correct way to connect an unbalanced, line-level signal to the UMC1820.

    Possible ideas:

    1. Use a TS cable for unbalanced instruments. If the UMC1820 has balanced line/inst inputs, then this interconnect will ensure that the ring signal is grounded and not open.

    2. Use a direct box to convert the unbalanced signal to balanced.

    As I am not in a position to try either of these without making a purchase, I'd like to know in advance if they are likely to solve the problem.

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      kdsch I wired up a custom TRS cable that acts like a TS; ring shorted to sleeve. This seemed to fix the frequency response issue. Assuming the unit is not faulty, It also suggests that the UMC1820 instrument/line inputs are balanced. I have requested a replacement unit from the retailer to rule out the unit being defective.

      The signal has a pretty high noise floor compared to my other interface, so if this behavior turns out not to be due to a manufacturing defect, I'll be looking for a solution with more dynamic range.
      • May 14
    • kdsch
      kdsch The replacement unit arrived today. Upon testing, it exhibited the same behavior in every respect. I conclude that neither unit is defective.

      What I've learned is that I want a pretty low noise floor and that it's very important to read specifications before making a purchase. The level and quality of details in specifications seem to give an idea about the quality of the product.
      • May 15
  • nonm
    Contributor - Level 1
    2020-02-28

    Hey,

    how can i send Sound (Spotify for ex.) through the GoXLR into my Stream? Is that possible? 

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    Chambers
    Newcomer - Level 1
    2021-01-11

    The unit powers on, clicks a bit but there is no output. I checked the cables, amp and mic - all OK. LED's are on.

    I connected to my PC to try Voicesupport2, it is recognised as a USB device on the PC but VS2 says it is already connected as a MIDI device elsewhere and cannot connect. I can't proceed past here to try a firmware update.

    Any help/advice greatly appreciated.

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    • Chambers
      Chambers I fixed it. It seems that the batteries were low (but still working). It stopped the whole thing working even when the power adaptor was plugged in! Fitted fresh batteries as a last resort and hey presto normal service was resumed. Even did the firmware update.
      • Jan 11
  • DaveMaffris
    Contributor - Level 2
    2018-02-10
    Last night, at a gig, I set up my Xenyx X2222usb mixer as usual, using both one mic going directly from a wireless transmitter for my trumpet player, and another mic for my voice, which I am running through a TC Helicon vocal box with fx. For some unknown reason, no effects are being output, either by the internal fx unit of the mixer, nor though my vocal processor. I have looked at each setting and knob and see nothing wrong or unusual or disabled. However, no matter which mic input I use and how i connect it, no effects can be output. Maybe it's something silly I have overlooked, but I've had this mixer for a few years with no problem at all, and I'm wondering if something is wrong with the mic inputs (XLR).

    This is an emergency situation, I have 5 gigs coming up in the next 8 days, and I need those effects ASAP. Can anyone help? Thanks.
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    • DaveMaffris
      Paul_Vannatto Hi Dave,



      Welcome to the forum. I can't help much with the TC Helicon vocal box, but might be able to help with the X2222usb. Here are a few things to check

      * Engage the Fx by pushing on the program encoder (to the right of the Fx display)

      * Just below that in the Stereo Aux Return section. Make sure the orange knob is turned up and the switch to the right is set to Main LR (up I believe).

      * Make sure the orange knob on the mic channel strip is turned up.

      * Make sure nothing is plugged into the Stereo Aux Return 3 1/4" jacks at the top.
      • February 10, 2018
    • DaveMaffris
      DaveMaffris Thanks, Paul, I believe all of what you said is as is should be, but will check again. My TC Helicon is fine, I just had accidentlly turned off the foot switch but the effects are still not working, so I will double and triple check them again. I just think the unit has failed in this way, and is otherwise fine. I did pick up an extra reverb foot switch for my partner who needs reverb on his trumpet and it works fine, but it's a shame I cannot just dial in the internal effects like I used to. I'm afraid I might have to bring it in or seek out service for it, and I am gigging all the time right now, so it would be inconvenient at best and [possibly costly to repair. I've only had it a few years at most. Oh well. Thanks.
      • February 17, 2018
    • DaveMaffris
      DaveMaffris Hey, Paul, I feel like a dummy, but in fact, the button to send the FX to either the Main or Sub out was pressed down (thought I checked it, but I misread it and thought "down" was for main, not sub). So once I put it in the UP position, voila, effects came back. Too bad I bought that other unit, but I needed it, and maybe it's not a waste, or I can return it. My effects are back, and I'm very thankful for your assistance.
      • February 17, 2018
    • DaveMaffris
      Paul_Vannatto Hi Dave,



      Glad to hear that you got the effects working again.



      Regarding the extra foot switch, I would suggest you hold onto it as a backup. You never know when something will fail. I have backups of most of my gear (some I have backups of backups) and they've been lifesavers when I needed them.
      • February 17, 2018
  • mpeskett
    Contributor - Level 2
    2019-03-26

    Hi all,

     

    I'm currently browsing the market for a rack-based system upgrade to my HoW's current system, which is a Mackie DL32R. We currently run LR plus an aux for a mono-sub feed, then 6 stereo IEM feeds. We'd like to eventually upgrade to something with the capacity for up to 9 or 10 stereo IEM mixes, plus an LCR feed.

     

    The M32/X32 is obviously ubiquitous in the HoW sector, so it's naturally at the top of my list. What's the best way to configure something like what I need that is purely rack-based (surfaceless)? Would it be something like 2x M32C + DL32 + DL16? Or 2x M32C + 2x DL151 + 1x DL152?

     

    Without hands-on experience with the M32 and only brief exposure to the X32, I'm not sure how to configure a system for my needs. I've done some reading around including on these forums but with my merely superficial knowledge it's a bit difficult to decipher how it all works by looking at similar but different implementations. I'm aware of the 8-channel routing groups over AES50 and 4-XLR patching for example, but I can't quite calculate in my head if/how that can accommodate what I'm hoping to achieve.

     

    EDIT: I forgot to mention, I'm aware of the P16 option, but would like to avoid that if possible and have band members take care of their mix on their iPhone/iPad/Android. The less setup time the better!

     

    Thanks in advance,

     

    Mark

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    • mpeskett
      Paul_Vannatto

      Hi @mpeskett


       


      Welcome to the forum. Glad to hear that you are considering the M32C for your HoW replacement audio system. From your description of your current needs, one M32C plus stagebox(s) will suffice, since one M32 has 16 mixbuses, plus Main LR and mono bus. The mono bus can be configured as an aux-fed sub bus or LCR (in conjunction with Main LR). Typically the last 4 mixbuses are used for feeding the first 4 Fx slots, leaving 12 mono (or 6 stereo, or combination thereof) for monitors/IEMs. Adding a second M32 will double that capacity. 


       


      Another option would be to consider getting an X32 Rack (unfortunately they never made an M32 Rack for some unknown reason). Since you are planning on using the Midas stageboxes (DL16, DL32 or DL151, DL152), the sound quality would be no different. The DSP engine in X32 and M32 are identical. The advantage of the Rack is that it would provide additional input/output for other needs, such as hearing assist, broadcast, etc. and not tie up input/output of the Midas stageboxes. Just something to consider.


       


      I would suggest you download the M32-Edit and play around with it. If you want the older version which emulates the M32 console display, here is a copy. If you need any help setting up, routing configurations, scene or snippet creation, we'd be glad to help out.


       


      Regarding the decision as to what stageboxes to use, that all depends on your setup. If you prefer to have all of the inputs at one location and all of the outputs at another location, the DL151, DL152 may be a better option. My preference would be using the DL16, DL32 (or 3 DL16) in order to spread both inputs and outputs across the stage, reducing the cable spaghetti.


       

      • March 26, 2019
    • mpeskett
      mpeskett Thanks Paul, that's helpful, particularly the older version of the M32-Edit!



      Since I'm curious about having 9-10 stereo IEM mixes I think I would be needing two DSP engines in order to have enough mixbuses alongside FX. I admit that having that many stereo IEM mixes does sound quite excessive. Right now we typically have a 6-piece band due to stage-space limitations (we meet in an independent cinema). When we find a new venue however we'd love to start increasing that a little. Most likely 8 will be our typical upper limit but being able to accommodate a 9th or 10th mix for say a choir conductor and/or a cellist would be awesome.



      In order to achieve that, would an M32C, DL32 and X32-Rack do the trick? That should be enough physical ins and outs for everything. Is there the routing flexibility to say run IEM mixes 1-6 from the M32C (using buses 1-12) and out of the DL32 XLR 1-12? Then LCR would come out of DL32 14-16 (leaving output 13 unused) and leaving mixbuses 13-16 for FX. IEM mixes 7-10 would then have to be processed by the X32-Rack and sent out of it's own 8 XLR outputs, which would of course mean the X32-Rack would need to receive most/all of the M32Cs channels pre-fader (post-DSP).



      The above would also mean that FOH and band members 1-6 would use M32-Mix on the iPad for their in-ears and members 7-10 would need to use X32-Mix. Perhaps not that much of a big deal.



      Is there perhaps a less convoluted way to achieve this as far the routing is concerned?
      • March 26, 2019
    • mpeskett
      Paul_Vannatto

      Hi @mpeskett,


       


      Just got back from a church board meeting. As I mentioned, your current needs (Main LR, aux subs, 6 stereo IEMs) would all fit in one console, whether it be an M32C, X32 Rack or any of the other models of the M32/X32 family. And it is a simple case of adding a second console to increase mixing capacity (more stereo IEMs, LCR, etc.).


       


      One thing to note though, is that there is a difference between the input/output stages of the X32 and M32. One of the bands I frequently do sound for (a 4 piece classic rock band), I had transferred them from my X32 Rack to an XR18 for simplicity setup and they didn't need the full feature of the X32. Later, I was asked to be a beta tester of the MR18 and they ended up as the first guinea pigs. The first gig I did with them with the MR18 (same scene and setup), I was amazed at the difference and commented here on the forum, by stating that the difference was like the difference between standard bedsheets and silk ones - the latter being smooth and luxurious. That all said, I would suggest using the Midas stageboxes for all critical inputs and outputs. For others (eg. hearing assist, streaming, maybe even IEMs), the difference may not be noticeable at all and the Rack may be just the right console (because of it's versatile design).


       


      Regarding the routing of multiple consoles, as long as you can stay within the 32 inputs, both consoles can be setup to receive identical inputs and only the functionality and outputs would differ. For the additional IEMs, some of them could connect to one of the consoles and use it's mixbus pairs, while other IEMs would connect to the other console (since each console would have unique IP addresses).


       


      Instead of using the M32-Mix or M32-Q for mixing IEMs, I would highly suggest using Mixing Station instead. We've been using this app for a number of years (I've used it since Aug 2013) on our android tablets and phones. Recently the developer has changed his developing environment to allow porting to other OS and recently released a version for the iOS (iPad and iPhone). I even use it (Mixing Station Pro) for mixing FOH with both my X32 Racks and MR18 (and occasionally MR12).


       


       

      • March 26, 2019
    • mpeskett
      CraigFowler

      I'd think very carefully about splitting monitor duties over multiple consoles. You end up running into the issue of how you keep the channel processing (eq+dyn) consistent across both consoles.


       


      You've identified the need for one monitor console to send signals to the other post-dsp to allow for this, which the X\M32 series can do, but only for up to 38 signals (Routing>out1-16+aux out+ultranet tabs. I know the aux out tab allows for 8 signals so technically you can stage 40, but the AuxIn Remap on the next console can only receive the first 6 of a block-of-8, so it's effectively only 38.) The problem is that if you set these tabs with DOs from 38 individual channels, you run out of room to stage outputs for the actual monitor buses themselves. If you're wanting to output 12 signals for mons + 3 for FOH, that leaves you with only being able to pass 23 DOs with your preferred tap point out to the other monitor console.


       


      That also doesn't take into account how you keep FX consistent across both consoles either. You could pass FX returns (or just the sends, assuming you can keep the FX engine parameters constantly between the consoles) from the first console to the 2nd one, but those would eat into the 23 count. How many inputs do you actually have?


       


      Patrick's X32_Commander app could be a solution to both problems, but it would require a windows computer on the same network as the consoles, and a lot of configuration. I've played with it a bit (mostly for vertical channel linking,) but I don't think anyone's tested in this sort of application.


       


      Furthermore, in this example of 2 consoles, 1 for FOH and both for monitors, it means that (even with Patrick's app,) the FOH sound shares channel processing with monitors, which almost defeats the purpose of having a dedicated monitor console. Assuming you're using some FX for monitors (if using IEMs you'll want a couple of FX buses for ambiance, especially if sources are close-mic'd or you don't have dedicated ambiance mics,) you also limit the amount of FX engines you've got available for FOH FX.


       


      To do what you're asking (10x stereo IEMs using the X32 ecosystem,) you sort of need 3 consoles: one to do the eq+dyn of each of the channels, then (due to the routing limitations of only 38 "stagable" signals,) another 2 consoles to provide the actual monitor buses. You'd then need a 4th console for FOH if you wanted separate channel processing for FOH.


       


      A far simpler solution would be a console that has enough channels\buses to start with. A&H SQ5 is 19" rackable (though it has a surface,) has 48 channels, 12 stereo buses (use 1 for your sub bus, you've still got 11x stereo buses left over for 11x stereo IEMs) + 4x dedicated FX buses + LR, you just need the stagebox for the physical IO (AR2412 + local IO will give you 40x24.) If 48 channels isn't enough to split into separate FOH+monitor channels with separate processing, you can get a Dante expansion card and hook it up to any other console running Dante, eg the X32Core with the X-Dante card, if you have a computer to configure the Dante routing.


       


      There are also more expensive options too, eg an A&H dLive CDM48 ("surfaceless" 48x24 physical IO+DSP,) or a DigiCo s11i (19" rack DSP with a surface and minimal IO, so you'd need to buy a stagebox separately too,) but both of those solutions are $$$. 2nd hand iLive could also work.


       


      Bottom line is that if you're looking for consoles to do 10x stereo ears you're looking at consoles with 20+ buses (that many buses generally also means lots of inputs.) Consoles with lots of inputs and buses are generally expensive. Trying to cobble together a cheaper solution using multiple smaller consoles is going to inevitably lead to usability (particularly routing) compromises.


       


      BTW, the DL32R has 14x analogue outs, but you're saying you use 6x stereo IEMs +LRM.  That would require 15 outs.  I can only assume you're using the monitor outs (and essentially sacrificing the console's solo function,) or you're using AES3, probably for LR.  If using AES3 and your FOH DSP\amps only have AES3 inputs, you need to think about which stageboxes you pick, as only some have an AES3 output.


       


      HTH

      • March 27, 2019
    • mpeskett
      mpeskett Thanks Craig, that's all very helpful. Since I have very little exposure to the X32/M32 system I'm not sure I follow exactly what you're saying in terms of the routing, but I take your point that it probably makes more sense to get a single console that has all of the DSP and I/O that I need/want in the first place. I have in fact already been looking at the SQ5 and even the CDM48 - both are attractive options. Wasn't aware of the Digico solution so I will also check that out.



      With the DL32R we are indeed using the monitor outs. They actually just feed one IEM system and the XLR outs feed the other 5. Outs 12, 13 & 14 feed a mono-sub, L&R. I have thought about using AES for LR but really in out particular setup it's not been necessary.



      Thanks again.
      • March 27, 2019
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