Hey @DaveMorrison Thx for your reply. We were down that path you were replying. We've learned that some sticks work every time, and some are less reliable. We will be testing each new stick for compatibility. I suspect that the sticks we are trying to use are no-name 5-to-a-blister-pack sticks. The most reliable recording we had all night was a Verbatim stick I use for work. We will test different sticks and be more carefull going forward. Final advice for others searching this thread - not all sticks are created equal.
Hi Dwayne @DwayneAasberg,
Happy Canada Day, eh? 152 years old - how time flies
You are correct that using the snippet GUI in the X32 or X32-Edit, there is no way of creating a snippet with just the assign settings. But you can parse out (extract) those lines from a known good scene file using either a text editor or Scene Parser to make your snippet.
The easiest way to backup the global settings is to use MX Terminal and use the 3 tidbit commands, once you've connected. MX Terminal is a chat-like interface that I developed for the X32 and X-Air blind community so that they can send OSC, tidbit and/or English equivalent commands to the console and get a response in the lower section.
To first connect, you can use the following commands
Set mixer to M32
The connect command (if not provided an IP address) will search for the first console and connect. If it doesn't respond with a message, try it again.
Sorry, bit late to the party - but if it's still up for debate: I have mostly Macs, but also have owned, used and dealt with PC's for a long time. I prefer macs although I tend to buy them a few years older and only buy new in special circumstances. I have found that PC's are less expensive in the first place but tend to have a higher cost of ownership. From having to purchase Norton or other security (yes Macs can and do get viruses but I have a free antivirus that is very good and almost never bothers me because of issues anyways) to getting them fixed less often (yes there are bombproof PC's but they are actually far rarer than one would imagine) to the time to deal with issues like ASIO drivers and networking issues and all the other issues I've had to deal with. Time is money, Macs save me time and therefore money. And be aware that a PC that actually has similar performance in all regards to a Mac, typically cost as much as a Mac. That's why there are PC's that cost several thousand. Plus resale is always higher with macs and they tend to just last longer. Turnover on PCs is usually quite short, but my Macs typically give me great performance for over a decade each. Some people hate the 'closed architecture' of Macs, and if you're a power user/programmer than enjoys getting into the guts of a computer - awesome, have fun. I'm not one of those, so I like a closed architecture that just works. May not be the absolute most awesome best, but I rarely have to deal with stuff I've dealt with on PCs. When I do have issues its almost always something designed for PC and then adapted to Mac. But that being said - some people don't like the psychology of Macs and how they are organized. I get that. And if you are really technically inclined, you can build a pretty robust PC for a bit less than a Mac. Except, last time I priced out a 'build it' PC with the specs I wanted, it was still cheaper to buy the 6 core i5 Mac Mini that is currently in my studio.
Our band uses the XR 18 with the Powerplay personal mixers, connected through the distribution hub via the Ultranet connectors. You have an incredible amount of control with this config. We have our set-up as follows Kick Drum - 1 Snare Drum -2 Toms (via buss mix) 3 KeyBd 1- 4 Keybd 2- 5 Lead Gtr - 6 Lead Gtr - 7 ( channels 6 &7 -this is a stereo mix from an amp modeler) Bass Gtr - 8 Ryth Gtr - 9 Lead Voc 10 BUVoc 1- 11 BUVoc2- 12 BUVoc 3- 13 BU Voc4- 14 Effects 1- 15 Effects 2- 16( again the effects are in stereo) We send the effects to the vocals only via effects sends. We used to use an ambient mic for stage noise0 to bring more of the house into the mix- now we all use the Westone AM30s IEMs. Ambient sound comes in and they are awesome. All of this goes into a splitter snake and we just hand the whip to our FOH guy and he manages the house without ever touching our IEM mix. It's worked out very well for us.
Hey Dwayne (@DwayneAasberg), try XMPlay. It has a number of skins available as well as an ASIO plugin (for the X32 or X-Air USB). One of those skins should provide what you want, and if not you can create your own skin.
Come on guys, what you mean no changes, why this very day Performance Spaces had a name change to just plain Performance....and a few days ago Producers went bye bye and now we have Recording instead, and inside recording we have recording say what and... what?... and..... Little steps-but seriously maybe they are in the right direction. Performance is better than Performance Spaces. When I see X32 General Discussion and X-Air General Discussian as Tribes...and few others, I'll shut up for a while.