How do I record all the tracks on the Xair to the laptop?
Are you using an XR18? That is the only X-Air mixer that can stream all channels to/from laptop via USB.
We already discussed this with him yesterday. He has an XR16. Evidently he is wanting a second opinion.
Does this mean an X18 can record both 16 channels connected to a DAW, and 16 channels directly to it's own thumbdrive? thanks, wa
No. The X18 and XR18 does NOT have a thumbdrive USB port. Only the XR16 and XR12 have that. The X18 and XR18 has the USB (type B) that you would use a standard USB cable to connect it to your computer (USB type A) and can record/playback up to 18 channels (bidirectional).
If you require both USB for thumbdrive (stereo recording) and USB multi-track, you need to get an X32.