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quebecguitare
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Thank you very much for your well articulated (and illustrated!) post.

I gotta couple quick questions:

If I need to use both effect and processing (compression, limiter etc.) from the LEXICON MX400, do I have to hook it up differently, knowing the processing usually go in front of the chain and effects at the end of the chain?

In the case that I want to control the FX fader on each channel, if I understand well, I will need at least a dry and wet channel. That means, for an instrument it takes 2 channel each time (ex.: M1 and M2), am I correct?

Given that I would use the Record Out and the Monitor Out both in RCA with the LEXICON MX400, is there anyway I can still record direct from the mixer?

If I instead use the USB port with a laptop with Cubase installed, with a LEXICON VST REVERB PLUGIN, can I control the FX fader of each channel to blend in the effect?

If not, how does this applies in a USB setup?

Would you advise me to get a different mixer for my setup?

More on my scenario…

I plan to use this mixer for the following setup:
1. Studio practice with only 1 QSC K10 as a monitor
–2 Guitars into 2 Eleven Rack Units which have Main OUT in Stereo XLR
–For these practices we use backing tracks. I was hoping to feed the backing tracks through the USB port of the ZED-10 using the A&H driver in Cubase.
Question about stereo backing tracks: It it “enough” as an EQ to be able to control only HF and LF (the ZED-10 does not have mid on the stereo channel)?

2. Live with 3 QSC K10, 2 for the room, 1 for stage monitor
–1 Guitar into 1 Eleven Rack unit
–Using stereo backing tracks

3. Live with 3 QSC K10, 2 for the room, 1 for stage monitor
–1 solo Classical Guitar Hooked up to a mic
–Using either reverb from the LEXICON MX400 or from a VST plugin on a Laptop

P.S.: Should a solo guitar live setup use 2 mics (same or different) or just one?

Thank you very much for your time HTH.
Best Regards