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Excellent topic and particularly interesting is why people choose the layouts they have.

We are also a fixed install at a church with a T112. Different engineers have different layouts, some prefer to mix on DCAs and others in other ways.

My latest iteration, in which I have been reducing my dependency on an outboard Behringer BCF fader module attached to an editor (for extra Fader control) is as follows.

My concept is to be able to have everything available somewhere and to have in one layer (Layer D): all the things I immediately want to access as I mix. This isn’t totally possible e.g. FX + all the channels so I mix up my compromises to see what works for me this month :)

Furthermore, I aimed for a Right Master config so outputs are in the Right banks making it easier for sound checks and FX changes

So Layer D (My mix layer) has:

Left : Bass | Drums | guitars and Keyboard DCA
Centre : BGV DCA | Frontline Vocals | Wireless Mics
Right : immediate access vocal FX e.g DDL, main outs & FOH Matrices

The other layers which have the fuller lists are:

Layer A

Left :Bass, drums & MD mic for band IEM instructions
Centre :Gtrs, keys
Right :AUX – IEM

Layer B

Left :Vocal channels (6xBGV, 6xFrontline)
Centre :other vocals e.g. Keyboards, wireless, headsets etc
Right :AUX – foldback speakers, production talkback feed, OB etc.

Layer C

Left :DCAs (not mutes)
Centre :FX returns
Right :FX sends

Soft Keys have mutes:
1 – Drums mute DCA
2 – bass Mute
3 – Acoustic Gtr Mute
4 – Keys Mute
5 – BGV Mute
6 – Frontline vocal Mute
7 – vocal Group mute
8 – MIX select Main L (with a light so I can check I am going to change my FOH mix not someone’s foldback !)

Duncan Whitcombe
Mirror Sounds & metrochurch
Perth, Australia
T112, iDR48x2