analog mixer in digital studio

chitek

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Dec 20, 2003
I have a mackie 24x4 that I want to use for not only the keyboards and other modules but also I want to patch the computer outs though the mixer so i can eq them manually. Now on the computer I can save all the settings but on an analog mixer I can't. Do you analog guys have a work sheet or something like that to use to take notes on the mixer volume settings and stuff like that? Or maybe were I can find something like that?
 

digitaltec

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Oct 10, 2003
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There are set sheets you can use to do a sound console plot/ setup, but it's best to design something that will help you. Not everyone knows the symbols that may be used on a pre- designed sheet but like Cruiser said draw up a diagram for your console or find it online and modify it to meet your needs. I personally even just take an pic of the console/ patch bay and just use a spreadsheet and create a pot of the console. See what works best for your style or work. Just my 2 cents.
 

DMXtools

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Elgin, IL, USA
I've been using my digital camera - takes 4 shots to get my whole board with enough detail that I can repeat all the settings (24X8 Mackie and cheap camera) - but it's a lot quicker than drawing a plot and I can save it and recall it on my computer very easily.

John
 

digitaltec

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Pittsburgh, PA
John, thats the right idea. Might want to upgrade on the camera though. :) But, it's not a bad idea to have some type of diagram (picture) of whatever you are working with. Goes with just about anything. Also helps well if you have to trouble shoot.