Re: Bad experience with AES50 to act as split snake to between M32C/DL32 as FOH and X32 as IEM Mixer
I look forward to your response on the best way to give EQ, FX to all, I think I'm forced to use a shared FX across someone bus which will be OK if I use FX1 for a plate reverb just for snare/BD, FX2 for a Hall Reverb for Vocals, FX3 Delay for vocals, and only give FX1 & FX2 to buses that want FX in them but still looking forward to hear your thoughts. We use all our own Mics every gig so once we dial it in and save it as a scene this should keep the IEM mix 95% there for most shows.
Each channel strip has a 4 band parametric EQ, compressor and gate. If the sends of that channel strip is set to pre-fader all of that processing is available to that sends. But other sends (if tapped as pre-fader) has the same processing available. What than means is that the channel processing is channel strip specific, not sends specific. If you are using a low channel strip count (eg. 8 channels), you could duplicate the channel source (eg channel 1, 9, 17, 25 assigned to AES50 A1). That would provide separate channel processing per monitor mixes (eg. 4 mixes). Realistically there are very few bands with only 8 channels and 4 monitor mixes that would invest in an X32, etc. So compromizes are required.
An alternative is to use P16M that would provide separate EQ (basic) processing. Of course there are caveats to this solution (limited channel count, expense, etc.). My church uses 6 of them and love them. But we got them back in the days before David released Mixing Station (Aug 2013) and the P16 was cheaper than an iPad.
In a similar manner, the FX (reverbs, etc.) has 4 slots available and the 4 mixbuses that feed them. The return (wet) signal to each of those FX has to be shared to any monitor sends and there is no getting around that. But most pros only want a bit of reverb to cut the dryness of IEM mixes and that is all, They don't expect studio quality individual FX mix. Anyone who requires individual FX is only showing their insecurity and lack of confidence IMO.