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Post by Howdy Doody Time »

I must say I'm really enjoying this. I have a Midas Verona being fed 48 tracks from 2 Radars via 48 analog cables or 24 tracks from one Radar via 3 ADAT opticals, or directly from Nuendo via RME Digiface.

It's delightful! I can just use the Midas EQ and faders, or I can use Waves and/or UAD before I send to Midas, and I can take the results from Midas and send them to the SSL Six for the G Series Bus Compressor.

Do I have any idea what I'm doing?

No sir, I do not. But it is super fun anyway, and besides there's nobody here but me, so who cares! But one thing for sure is, all these little 8 fader midi control surfaces with their switchable fader banks and reluctance to work properly with some of your DAWS - well they are no match for the immediacy of 48 channels of real mixing desk.

I'm sure there are more ways to include the SSL Six than sending a stereo signal to it but I'm also sure it's going to be more fun finding out. Happy Days!!
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I love the convenience of in-the-box mixing but I know exactly what you mean about laying hands on proper faders and still miss my big old analogue 24x8x2 desk even though the lack of automation was a serious challenge when it came to mixing my stuff.

Glad to hear you've got a hybrid system you're so comfortable with, and I'm a little bit jealous. I have medium term plans to add a big digital desk into my environment at some point later this year but not until I've spent a while working in the new studio space I'm currently building :-)
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What DAW do you mix in Eddy?
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Eddy Deegan wrote:I love the convenience of in-the-box mixing but I know exactly what you mean about laying hands on proper faders and still miss my big old analogue 24x8x2 desk even though the lack of automation was a serious challenge when it came to mixing my stuff.

Glad to hear you've got a hybrid system you're so comfortable with, and I'm a little bit jealous. I have medium term plans to add a big digital desk into my environment at some point later this year but not until I've spent a while working in the new studio space I'm currently building :-)


How is that going btw, Eddy?
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While I don't usually bother to go out of the box once things are in it, I do enjoy messing around with the mix on the mixer as I'm transferring multitracks. Just being able to bring up a quick mix in a matter of moments is something that is very difficult to do if you don't have a 24 channel control surface.
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RichardT wrote:
Eddy Deegan wrote:... the new studio space I'm currently building :-)


How is that going btw, Eddy?


Steady progress... I'll be posting an update on the topic in "DIY Electronics & Studio Design" in a week or two :thumbup:
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Eddy Deegan wrote:
RichardT wrote:
Eddy Deegan wrote:... the new studio space I'm currently building :-)


How is that going btw, Eddy?


Steady progress... I'll be posting an update on the topic in "DIY Electronics & Studio Design" in a week or two :thumbup:


I'll look out for that. I'm building a house here with considerably more studio room. I need to be careful about spreading out and potentially losing some of the benefits of being close to everything.
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