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X Air as a sub-mixer

I have seen a previous post about adding AES50 to the X Air so it can also operate as a digital snake. I have a different take on that of using the X Air as a sub-mixer and use an added AES50 connection to feen the resulting stereo pair to the host X32. This would keep the audio in the digital form and avoid the D-to-A and A-to-D conversions of using audio connection.
JohnSchultz Contributor - Level 1 2018-07-28

2018-07-28

X Air as a sub-mixer

I have seen a previous post about adding AES50 to the X Air so it can also operate as a digital snake. I have a different take on that of using the X Air as a sub-mixer and use an added AES50 connection to feen the resulting stereo pair to the host X32. This would keep the audio in the digital form and avoid the D-to-A and A-to-D conversions of using audio connection.

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Contributor - Level 3

Re: X Air as a sub-mixer

But surely you don't need the complications of AES50 just to send a digital stereo feed out of the mixer. A normal AES EBU port would be fine.
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Re: X Air as a sub-mixer

John Schultz;149853 wrote:
I have seen a previous post about adding AES50 to the X Air so it can also operate as a digital snake. I have a different take on that of using the X Air as a sub-mixer and use an added AES50 connection to feen the resulting stereo pair to the host X32. This would keep the audio in the digital form and avoid the D-to-A and A-to-D conversions of using audio connection.


Do you recall the post, Did they actually get this done?
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Re: X Air as a sub-mixer

Matt Krotzer;149964 wrote:
Do you recall the post, Did they actually get this done?

I have read nearly every post since December 2012 and there has never been such a post mentioning this possibility for the X-Air consoles. There have been numerous requests for it. But the answer has always been that it is not possible.
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Re: X Air as a sub-mixer

An ULTRANET input on the FOH console could make this work, without any modification to the X-Air at all.

But then we're back to this problem:
https://forum.musictribe.com/showthread.php?22481-Use-an-XR18-as-a-stage-box-for-an-X32-via-Ultranet

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