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  • #122580
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    @brian: that’s an interesting insight, thank you for sharing.

    I was under the impression that the sole reason to backup your showfile is the potential loss of that showfile during the update, which wouldn’t hurt too much as I always figured I’d realise right away. But suddenly realising only a part of your file has been reset, potentially mid-show, seems to be an actual good reason to restore the show file after an update.

    #122569
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    The patch button disappears when the ‘Only patch when the “Patch” button is pressed’ option is disabled (In I/O menu, hold options, tap the patch field).

    No idea why it would reset that option after an update, but I assume that’s the issue.

    #122458
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    I agree that with anything beyond 24 input channels you start compromising and I also agree that a soft key for switching between a layer bank 1 and 2 (or whatever you wanna to call it) would surely solve that issue, at least for my workflows. It would also bring showfile compatibility between Avantis and Avantis Solo.

    The problem isn’t that you can’t work around this limitation. Of course you can use scenes or DCA spills or you could even reduce the amount of channel faders assigned in these situations. However, I’d prefer a solution over a workaround, because workarounds come with other downsides.

    Additionally, calling a discussion about potential software improvements “stupid” because you just live with the downsides of a workaround (or, as the profile description states, don’t even own the product that’s being discussed) seems to be fairly harsh and, frankly, disrespectful.

    #121309
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    Hi there,

    regarding your actual question, with the Avantis you’d configure tie lines from the inputs you want to track to the local outputs and then use XLR cables from the local outputs to your Tascam.

    Having said that, I saw that this is your second thread regarding that topic, so I’ll say the only thing that will *really* help you: Get in touch with the local tech working on that show. While I think it’s a good effort to try to make it “as easy as possible” for the local crew, you’re actually doing the opposite by trying to come with your own solution without proper understanding of the system that will be in place that day.

    The least work possible for any tech is if you approach them in advance (before show day!), let them know what your plan is and don’t try to come up with a technical solution that might interfere with anything they have set up. The worst case is someone reaching out only on show day asking for a multitrack recording.

    Be prepared that it might very well be that they’re declining your request for a multitrack, because it does add extra workload (and you can’t help with that) and additionally, it’s not a given that the technical circumstances allow a separate multitrack recording.

    Not trying to come off rude, just trying to help. 🙂

    #121008
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    I’ve been searching through the forums to +1 this and bring it back to the top. It’s a requested feature for the dLive and the SQ as well.

    I usually don’t mix using DCAs but subgroups because of the additional processing that comes with it. I then end up mirroring my subgroup setup in DCAs and using the soft keys for the DCA mixes, just to use the spills.

    Having group spills would speed up my setup workflow, be less error prone (because I often forget to mirror mid-show changes from my subgroups to the DCAs) and even potentially free up softkeys.

    #120989
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    Still, there has to be a way to combine small groups into larger ones without use of the DCA.

    You can select a group as input source to a channel and then assign that channel to the group you want to feed into. Surely doesn’t help with phase coherency and costs an additional input (or two if you’re running stereo groups), but I guess it’s still good to know that this option exists.

    #120985
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    Definitely +1. In addition to showfile consistency, it would also make handling large channel counts easier as you could just move channels that you only touch during soundcheck and then manage via DCA or subgroups (or the DCAs themsevles, which I usually only need during setup because I only use them for DCA spill). With my current setup, I can only use half the input count before I have to make compromises.

    I would argue against the full desk size being an upsell argument. Avantis and Avantis Solo aren’t that far priced from each other and I guess that the main reason for getting a Solo vs. a full-size (at least for me) is easier handling, not the smaller price tag.

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