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Ive come from the old days of using 4 Black Faced Adats and BRC
Moved it all on, closed up shop but then for a small project got the GSR.
And reverse engineerd Reaper with this.
Suddenly the QU series came along and wow.
To me its unbelievably simple and will only get better!
I did used to use an awful amount of outboard inserts and notice the guys on the cockos and gearslutz forums want to use outboard gear as well.
The QU is very clean… maybe you could use the line level in’s and out.
I see a guy posted a mix of a recording here somewhere but they ‘Y’ connected the outputs for some reason? and from memory went back into a laptop.
I would have thought to set upp the QU as a studio scenario you use the ALT out as monitors like a studio desk and then use the main outs or maybe matrix outs or subgroup outs?
Rule of thumb was always “if in digital stay in digital” but maybe that was only in the 16bit days like the old Adats (bless their mechanical souls)
I mean the QU is my choice to record live gigs because its a ‘one stop shop’

Really…. the old adats cost $11k each and i bought 4 of them!? ), the BRC and Ai1 interface $2k EACH

Just think where we have come from to this wonderful QU series.
And here the QU is roughly $5k and a decent laptop about $1k

Sure it dosn’t have mechanical or valve inserts etc…
However remember you can get out of phase even in the alalogue enviroment.

Maybe think of the QU as tracking into software… applying treatment of tracks in a laptop and then mix down back through the desk back into the QU drive.

The best recordings are good mic’s with careful mic placement.
All of the floor noises add up.

nice to get my thoughts out.
sorry for the rave.
Hope I have helped