S32 and ableton live : Sending signals to X32 - Need some help
I am a worship leader at my small church with very limited muscician and tech help and we are looking into improving the way we send out our ableton live audio tracks to the FOH (x32 console via S32). Currently we are using a 3.5mm cable split to dual 1/4" and going through DI boxes. These signals are then routed through our S32, with AES50a connection to FOH. We are looking to obtain more control over the multitracks EQ, and be able to have the ability (at a minimum) to separate the low-end stems individually (specifically drums and bass) out from the rest of the tracks. My initial hope was that I could simply run a USB out of my Macbook to the S32 USB input and send signals via Card slots to the X32. However, upon doing this the S32 was not recognized by ableton. Card inputs appear local at x32 only, and thus not an option since we are utilizing aes50a from our s32. This method works as intended when going directly to x32 USB input at the back of the console. As I understand from these forums, the S32 USB slot is only good for updating firmware, nothing else. Since my Mac needs to be on stage during our services, I need a way to send at least 4 outputs to the FOH (1.click/cues 2.multitracks 3. bass 4. drums)
Which brings me to my questions...
1) Is there another way to send these signals individually to the FOH? Preferably through the s32, which is just off stage. I've come across the Klark Teknik DN9630 AES50 to usb device. Which I assume I could utilize the AES50B port? Assuming ableton recognizes this device, I would then route signal inputs from AES50B 1-8 at the x32 and setup my proper track outputs via ableton to those same 1-8? It looks like this option would run me at least $300. With this device, can I connect to the s32 AES50B port right at the s32, or do I need to route the ethercon to FOH, directly in the x32 and plug it in to slot B there?
2) Are there other devices to acheive what I assume this device could do? Or perhaps another way to connect to our console via our S32?
2) Is there a recommended audio interface for what I'm trying to accomplish? There doesnt seem to be a lot of options with 4 XLR output devices. It seems most interfaces are geared towards input handling and recording, etc. I do see some with multiple 1/4" outputs, like the behringer UMC404HD. Would this work for what I'm trying to accomplish? The price is right. I'm just not that knowledgable in audio interfaces to know what will work and what wont for me? I simply need a no frills way (cost effective prefered) to get at a minimum of 4 channels out of my mac to the x32 for better EQ'ing of our ableton multitracks. Let me know if anyone can help shed the light. Thanks.