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  • #62785
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    neill00
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    I play in a 4 piece band, we use qu pac mixer with Bose F1 series speakers for front of house and sennheiser in ears for monitoring. I was wondering if I created some multitrack audio files to play back from the qu drive, is there routing flexibility which would allow me to route the click to a mono track and the rest to a stereo pair? Then I could mute the click for FOH and hear it only in the in ears.

    #62786
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    Dick Rees
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    See p. 67 of the manual.

    #62787
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    Dave
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    seems like its too difficult to control the transport for the qu drive to accurately sequence backing tracks. If it were me, i would just use the audio output of an airport express and run that into one of the stereo inputs. Then you can airplay your backing tracks.

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    MarkPAman
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    Though that will not give you click and stereo

    #62808
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    Dave
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    Very true. Sounds like this would be possible in theory, but most likely best left to software like mainstage or abelton.

    #62826
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    MarkPAman
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    All depends on how you like to work really.

    From Qu-Drive, you can easily have stereo + click (or more), as separate tracks which you can then adjust & route as required during playback. However, it will take a little effort to create these tracks and save them in the right way. You’ll also need to make up some blank tracks, as the Qu-Drive needs all 18 to be there, even if you’re only using 3. Then the transport controls are quite limited, though if you only want to hit Next & Play at the start of each song, these can be put onto soft keys.

    External devices and apps can be much friendlier to use, but getting more than a single stereo out of them, if possible at all, tends to mean spending a far bit dosh on some sort of interface. I’m sure there would be a market for some sort of multitrack playback device with 3 or 4 independent outputs. Many acts opt for a mono backing track + click to overcome this, or if there’s rhythm in the backing, do without the click at all.

    I’ve not played with an iPad connected to USB B with camera lead (must get around to that), but a DAW on the iPad connected this way may be a good solution here. Anybody doing this?

    #62829
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    Dave
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    Totally agree, definitly not saying this can’t be done via qu-drive. If you were using a seperate piece of software for this, the qu would be your interface and you would end up setting 2 of your channels for usb and streaming click and backing tracks to the channels via usb.

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