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  • #58000
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    Cline uses Layer 3, the “Custom” layer, as his Pro Tools control surface. He explains, “I can assign faders in Pro Tools and control them via the QU-32 using the HUI MIDI interface.” Layer 4, is assigned to the Qu-32’s “GEQ Fader Flip” which turns the faders into a 28-band graphic equalizer matching the mixer’s touch screen GEQ display.

    Here is the link http://www.allen-heath.com/rjc-studios-records-allen-heath-qu-32/

    Can anyone explain to me what this as quoted means?
    It talks about layer 4 and using the GEQ as a controller?

    THanks
    NZdave

    #58001
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    The first part is about using the custom layer (accessed by pressing the two layer buttons simultaneously) as midi control. Instead of a layer of faders for the Qu’s normal channels, mixes and DCAs etc, you can assign midi controls to them and use them to control faders in a DAW.

    The second part is about hitting the “GEQ” button in the superstrip whilst a mix master is selected. The faders change to represent the bands of the geq on that mix.

    See p79 and p34 of the manual.

    #58002
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    Thanks Cornelius
    I already know about all of that
    Part 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCFNgmafQSw
    Part 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MavgShMvu-g
    Part 3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmW6_4doRwI
    Part 4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itJcft7wryI
    Part 5 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3i7DEyrA0M
    Part 6 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbFEfiO2U5M

    I’m wanting to know what the discussion is about Layer 4
    indicating to me as some sort of controler ?

    Is that misleading or someones terminology as the GEQ fader flip being a “Layer 4 Mode” ?

    #58003
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    I think the author of the article is calling the geq fader flip function the 4th layer. I haven’t read of anyone using the geq fader flip as a method of controlling anything in a daw.

    #58004
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    Thought so!?

    Well, unless they know something we dont!?

    Now thinking about this.. has got me really thinking about using the “4th Layer” as a controller….
    Maybe for the read write fader automation scenario..?
    But thats probably another discussion

    mmm The mind ponders
    Thanks for your help Cornelius 😐

    NZdave

    #58052
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    studio guys talk strange sometimes…
    maybe he has a special QU-32

    I would be interested what he thinks about the fixed sample rate…
    maybe it’s a feature for him…

    #58053
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    I read the arcticle now….

    that is strange… absurd praise of the features ignoring the drawbacks

    same functionality with more flexbility is somewhere else available for less money
    I can’t say anything about the sound of the P’s but the B’s are not that bad at all
    and the M’s are even better

    ts ts ts the QU32 replaced a clean sounding GL3300 ????

    The QU Series is not usable for flexible professional studio work in 2016…
    it has no 96kHz support and no digital inputs
    the computer is resampling 44.1 kHz content for replay through the desks USB interface

    Don’t get me wrong, I love my QU-16 and the QU’s are very good live sound consoles
    and music recording consoles for project related work.
    But I can’t say to any client I have to resample the high resolution audio bevor mixing his project in 48kHz…

    #58055
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    You have to re sample to 44.1 for CDs. We’ve been doing that for decades now.

    #58058
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    Resampling is lossless – the ADCs almost certainly massively over sample as part of their process…

    #58059
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    Oversampling is just dogmatic guff. Working at 48k is fine for studio work for the reasons Bob and George pointed out. People think they need 96k, therefore they need 96k. They can’t explain why.

    #58060
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    Bit depth, now that counts in a studio…. Still sample it down to 16 for the final master though

    #58068
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    the academic discussion was not the point,
    the buisness side is the point

    and resampling is not losless

    #58108
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    I used to do this with a Yamaha DM2000 96 inputs (4 24ch layers) and (4 24ch control layers) via Nuendo and Madi.
    Q:
    What is his interface to ProTools assuming he needs at least all 32 inputs? dsnake is proprietary. USB?
    Also does he return monitoring to the Qu or from his Audio interface to Monitors and Headphones?

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