@wadrum I'm not sure which mixer you have or what you're using to controlI it, but I have an XR18 and use xair edit on a PC and here's how I have my monitor set up: Set up tab > Monitor tab: Monitor Source = LR PFL Channel Solo = PFL Bus Solo = PFL PFL Attenuation = unchecked In this configuration it plays the main mix until I solo a chanel or bus, then I only hear the solo'd item/s. If that doesn't help you, a little more info from you would be helpful. What mixer? What are you using to control it? What headphones? How are they hooked up? What do you have the volume knob set to? What are your current monitor settings? What are you trying to hear? Is it a Mic? What kind of mic? Is the Phantom power on? Are you seeing input/signal on your control surface? And, as Ken mentioned, uploading your scene file is super helpful too.
Hi Warren, I'm going to use proper USB connector terminology so you can Google it. A USB Type A Male to Micro Type B Male cable will not work to connect to the X18. That cable is what is used when you want the tablet to connect to a computer as a client. In this case, what you want is for the tablet to act as a host. The first thing you need to check is that your tablet supports OTG (on-the-go). Most do these days. Then you'll need to get an OTG micro USB Type B Male to USB Type A Female cable. Here's a link to the one I use with my Samsung Galaxe View: https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=9724. Now that you have a USB "port" on your tablet you'll need to connect the X18 to it. The 30 foot length is also something that needs to be addressed. Since the tablet won't be able to provide enough power on its USB port for the X18, you'll need to attach a powered hub to the Type A Female "port". The tricky part with this is that not all hub chipsets are supported by Android OS. Here's the one I use and Plugable is known for making Android compatible USB devices. https://plugable.com/products/usb2-hub10c2/ Lastly, we need to address the 30 foot length. The USB 2.0 spec says maximum cable length for USB 2.0 is 5 meters or 16.7 feet. What you'll need is an "active" USB cable to go further than that. Here's a link to one that I use and I've never had a problem with it: https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=7531 You'd connect this cable to your X18 and then plug it into the powered hub. BTW, What recording software are you going to use? If you haven't seen it, take a look at Audio Evolution Mobile Studio. I have no affiliation with them. I just like their app. Hope this helps, Ken
I am using a 36gb thumb drive formatted with FAT 32.
How did you format the thumb drive? Fat32 using the standard formatting tool in Windows only allows up to 32Gb. If you are formatting using a Mac, it has to be the MSDOS Fat32.
@wadrum wrote: 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.
Does that mean the X18 can record multitrack to a thumbdrive?
No, the X18 and XR18 USB interface is to connect directly to a computer. Thumdrives are a totally different USB interface.
Will I have a problem connecting the X18 to the Mackie Onyx/DAW computer?
You don't need the Onyx interface. Just connect the X18 (or XR18) directly to the computer USB.