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Device specific forum

Why is there no device specific areas in this community forum? It makes it hard to weed through all of the posts to find things related to your product. Also when you try to contact support the link takes you back to the main support page. Very frustrating.

S-Audio Contributor - Level 2 2019-11-05

2019-11-05

Device specific forum

Why is there no device specific areas in this community forum? It makes it hard to weed through all of the posts to find things related to your product. Also when you try to contact support the link takes you back to the main support page. Very frustrating.

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Valued Contributor - Level 2

Re: Device specific forum

Hi Ron ( @S-Audio ), 

 

They are called "Brand Tribes" and can be accessed from the top menu.  Click on the brand, and then the sub-category such as "Mixing Consoles" or "Audio Interfaces".   

 

Hope this helps, 

Ken

If you want "Loud", then run a piece of sheet metal through a table saw. --Ivan Beaver

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Valued Contributor - Level 2

Re: Device specific forum

Hi Ron ( @S-Audio ), 

 

They are called "Brand Tribes" and can be accessed from the top menu.  Click on the brand, and then the sub-category such as "Mixing Consoles" or "Audio Interfaces".   

 

Hope this helps, 

Ken

If you want "Loud", then run a piece of sheet metal through a table saw. --Ivan Beaver

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Re: Device specific forum

Thank you!

Contributor - Level 3

Re: Device specific forum

But even with brand tribes it is still a mess here. When you go e.g. to mixer section and just search for that only one product you have to dig through all the mixers from that brand. It is still not good here and wish the old forums came back.

I cannot find anything here anymore so I'm not much here anymore. And when I'm here I only post on topics that are on top because how to find anything in this mess.

Varomedia theater audio solutions
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Re: Device specific forum

@Vasco_Romijn ,

 

I couldn't agree more.  There's just too many categories to post in, so many posts end up in the wrong category (at least wrong to me).   I also see conflicting categories.  For example, a lot of mixer questions pop up in the "Worship" category.  Makes sense to those asking about church setups but the people best equipped to answer those questions are looking at the mixing consoles category.  I think it's just a way to push us all to Facebook groups and since I don't use Facebook, I'll just drop out. 

 

Ken

If you want "Loud", then run a piece of sheet metal through a table saw. --Ivan Beaver
Contributor - Level 3

Re: Device specific forum

@KenMitchell

Exactly why should I look in worship, casino, cruisship. I'm looking for a mixer not an enviroment. So far I know Music group do not build enviroments but stuff to use and yes that can also in those enviroments. I never look in those enviroment tribes so questions asked there are never get answers from me (and I guess lots of other experiance users too).

This whole tribe system is wrong. Just start after a year creating tribes based on brand, followed by type (mixers, compressors, effects, interfaces, microphones, etc) and then bij equipment (X/M32, Pro, Venice, Heritage, etc). Not all mixers in one tribe because why would I be interreseted (as pro theater engineer) in a hobby mixer like Xenyx 1204USB, Eurorack MX1602, etc.

Varomedia theater audio solutions
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Re: Device specific forum

@Vasco_Romijn , 

 

Hi Vasco, 

 

I certainly hear what you are saying and couldn't agree more but I can also see what I'd call a "like minds" approach to the forum categories.  I know next to nothing about marketing (I'm an electrical engineer) and I certainly think they took the whole community tribes way too far, but i can see a little value in it.  

 

For example, folks doing AV for a church or similar facility are likely using the same equipment and are probably going to run into the same issues.  Would it be harder for someone in a church situation to sift through a bunch of posts in a mixing console category? I suspect so. 

 

It's funny. I don't even bother to look in any of the categories anymore because you never know where something is going to get posted.  I only use the "Updates" to look for new posts I can help answer and I use the search, which is surprisingly good, to help find answers to what I'm looking for.  

 

Ken

If you want "Loud", then run a piece of sheet metal through a table saw. --Ivan Beaver