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Post by sidders »

Does anyone have any schematics or this particular mixer? Would be very helpful especially for the USB interface.
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Re: SubZero SZ-MIX08USB

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Hi and welcome to the forum.

I can't find one, just the manual.

https://d1aeri3ty3izns.cloudfront.net/m ... 274104.pdf

The USB is stated as being output only in the manual, despite the words in the G4M product page, so you probably only get the main stereo mix output over the USB connection. There doesn't seem to be any way of controlling any USB input signal level (if there is one). Probably class compliant, so no dedicated USB drivers for it.

So it's probably OK for recording a gig mix if everything passes through the mixer, but I doubt it would be any good as an audio interface for a DAW as you seem to have no monitoring facility for playback of recorded tracks. Absolutely nothing about that in the manual.

What are you planning to use it for?
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Better off with a Behringer Flow, which is being blown out on sale here in the US.
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resistorman wrote: Sun Sep 25, 2022 4:09 pm Better off with a Behringer Flow, which is being blown out on sale here in the US.

Just had a look at that Rman and it seems it does not work with PCs?
If so surely a massive, 0.5cal through foot?

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ef37a wrote: Sun Sep 25, 2022 5:54 pm
resistorman wrote: Sun Sep 25, 2022 4:09 pm Better off with a Behringer Flow, which is being blown out on sale here in the US.

Just had a look at that Rman and it seems it does not work with PCs?
If so surely a massive, 0.5cal through foot?

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Just looked on the Behringer site (assuming you mean the flow8) and it says
Built-in 10 x 2 channel USB computer audio Interface, with 48 kHz / 24-Bit resolution

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Re: SubZero SZ-MIX08USB

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I think ef37a was confused by the remote phone app control on the Flow 8. That's just for control, not recording. Otherwise its a digital mixer that can be used as a 10 in 2 out interface. Probably not the best latency figures but you pays your money and you take your choice.
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Wonks wrote: Sun Sep 25, 2022 7:30 pm I think ef37a was confused by the remote phone app control on the Flow 8. That's just for control, not recording. Otherwise its a digital mixer that can be used as a 10 in 2 out interface. Probably not the best latency figures but you pays your money and you take your choice.

Ah, so. Still, it seems odd that such a big player would make a product that did not work with THE most common platform?

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But it does!
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Wonks wrote: Sun Sep 25, 2022 9:23 pmBut it does!

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PC App would be great

Mobile app is awesome, but I really miss a PC application. Having control from a PC is more realiable and practical on some scenarios (when I musicalize an event I do most of the work from pc, and I do requiere a second device for controlling the mixer settings, which sometimes is annoying). Also, it worries me what will happen when this device will be deprecated and future android / ios versions will not support app. Do we need to maintain a old device to control mixer in the future?"

that ^ is what I mean. I do get hissed off with the amount of kit that only talks Apple.

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Well that one is Apple and Android for a mobile Bluetooth app, so a wider choice than some.

It's hardly the biggest mixer in the world, so a full web interface for mixer control on wi-fi would have pushed the price up too much.

It seems to be aimed at those who mainly want to set up the channels beforehand and just use the faders after that, with occasional tweaking. Whilst it can be used as an AI, I'd much prefer to use a dedicated AI for that purpose. But if you only rarely need an AI but need a flexible small mixer, then the Flow8 meets that need.
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The good Mr Stranks of this parish posted a review a while back: https://www.soundonsound.com/forum/view ... hp?t=77577
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And currently seems to be around £208-£215 from the major UK outlets.
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