ST1 and ST2 Inputs

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  • #80785
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    Another noob question.

    I’m using my SQ-6 as my primary audio interface to the computer. I set it up so that the 24 preamp channels go directly to the USB outputs (inputs to the computer), and then did the same for the USB returns. So, I’ve “used up” my 48 input channels on the SQ-6, even as I have 8 USB channels left for both input and output to the computer.

    Is there a way to use inputs such as ST1 and ST2 and get those to the unused USB inputs to the computer? They seem pretty ideal for doing things like hooking up external preamps where a gain setting isn’t really necessary.

    Will Tie Lines do this?

    Same question on the way out — can I get to USB #25 even though I’m out of input channels and route to one of the analog outputs? (no gain settings required here either!)

    #80788
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    The trick is, they’re not so much 48 input channels, as they are 48 PROCESSING channels. The board can mix/route 48 channels out of potentially quite a few more physical or digital connections. The I/O screen assigns physical/digital connections to internal processing channels, and then all further processing is done on those. What you’re asking would require more channels, I’m afraid, because only patched channels can be routed to a destination.

    #80789
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    Tie lines will do this!. with tie lines you can directly route any input to any output socket without the need to consume any internal mixer processing. So it will be possible to assign the ST-inputs to any USB output and vice versa.

    #80796
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    Hmm, then I guess I stand corrected! I hadn’t paid attention when those were added in 1.30…

    #80797
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    It’s really a genius feature. (Tie Lines)

    I have the SQ-6 — 24 inputs is really plenty for me — but it will be very nice to dedicate the ST1 and 2 inputs to external preamps or processors.

    With Nuendo there’s automatic handling of external processors, and this allows me to wire in those devices and makes them very easy to use and integrate into the studio.

    It’s taken me a bit to get used to what the SQ-6 can do — it does much more than I need — but I’m pretty impressed with it.

    #80818
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    I know I’m barely using it any differently than I’d use an analogue mixer, other than arranging the faders the way I want them. As much as anything else, I opted for the SQ-6 so I’d have a decent digital board at home to properly dive into without any deadlines or waiting performers… 🙂

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