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  • #106283
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    I don’t know enough about OSC. What can you achieve with it that you cannot do with the A&H MIDI driver?
    I believe you can already automate scene changes, fader moves and mutes on SQ. Are we talking more advanced automation?

    #104896
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    The assumption that a Yamaha would be more reliable is very, very questionable.
    I don’t think this is a common problem with CDM racks, never heard of it.

    You could create a ‘no-48V’ scene and use the scene filter to recall preamps only. Just make sure you store a scene with the correct 48V and gain/pad first, so you can recall it after the band changeover.

    #100555
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    Completely disagree. I find the dLive EQ as effective as any other desk I used. Whether the screen representation is accurate doesn’t really matter to me. Use your hears.

    Although, some vintage / character EQs would be a welcome addition.

    @Alu sounds like you are very dissatisfied with everything dLive from your forum posts. I find this odd given the number of venues and engineers selecting it over the rest. Did you get someone from A&H to check your system? There might be something wrong with the desk or the rest of the PA?

    #100029
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    I see others on Facebook have already suggested you are sample rate converting to 96k in the dLive and down to 48k again to Dante.
    Recording 96k over Dante from dLive, and playing back tracks for virtual soundcheck, I have never experienced a drop in audio quality or HF content.

    #98064
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    It’s a standard Fast Ethernet 100BASE-TX connection, only 2 pairs are used.

    #94760
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    What exactly are the ‘old problems’ they need fixing on dLive? Looks to me like dLive got its fair share of bug fixes and maintenance releases.
    This discussion between users complaining about late new firmware happens regularly on this forum. As I said before, you buy a mixer for what it does, not for what you hope it will do in future. Those of us who have used a Qu, SQ or dLive early on know A&H are pretty good at growing their features with every release. Yes I have my wishlist, and would have loved a 1.9 to play with over lockdown, but I also understand they have other products to develop hardware and software for, and that doesn’t make me post arrogant comments or blame their management.

    #89352
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    @spazz

    1.) Does the manual discuss the folder structure?

    From the dLive reference guide: USB Shows – Lists User Shows stored in the USB drive. The files are stored in the USB AllenHeath-dLive/Shows folder

    #89102
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    Or if you are using the default Admin user, just type in ‘Admin’ and no password when connecting with Custom Control!

    #87047
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    Or simply put the RF mics where they should be (on stage, close to the antennas)? Most can be controlled remotely nowadays.
    And good point about the DXLink card! It actually allows more DX boxes than a single Slink port!

    #80061
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    I tend to agree with people here, but I can see why the focus (for the apps) is on Qu and SQ. A good iPad app is essential for budget mixers. You wouldn’t buy the thing if it didn’t have one. As you move to large touring consoles, it seems to become more of an optional tool. Agree Yamaha has everything, but look at Digico, SSL, Avid, Midas Pro…

    Also remember that Qu and SQ don’t have Director. With dLive we have Director which can run on a Windows tablet, so they are already giving us a good alternative to iPads.

    #79323
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    Bo James, Proportional is much smoother at summing frequencies, for example if you grew up with the classic 60Hz bell-shape on your graphics for that extra punch, it’s way more musical than the onboard graphic.
    I don’t get the Digi-Q though. If I wanted surgical eq for PA tuning, I would get a Lake.

    #79322
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    All good points. They also have different workflow, for example separate banks of faders on GLD. And different accessory modules (madi, ethersound). But remember GLD was over 6k €/$ a few years ago, without stageboxes (and only 4 preamps)! How can you expect SQ to have everything for this price?
    SQ already has better sound, lower latency, 96k Dante. I also like the fact that you can run a single cable to a hub on stage and plug in several stageboxes. GLD would only give you 32 inputs on a single cable.
    And if the development of GLD, Qu, dLive is anything to go by, you will see SQ growing with every firmware release. That’s what I call a sound investment 🙂

    #79136
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    I disagree with other users here. There’s plenty of other plugins on the market priced in excess of $100, including UAD. If Waves wants to sell their stuff real cheap it doesn’t mean everyone else has to follow. Remember you still need a Waves card and server to run Waves plugins, no audio professional will run native on USB.
    Yes, the non-portability of the A&H plugins is a bummer. On the other hand you get them on every channel, no external hardware, not to mention zero latency! No external plugin will give you zero latency. Even if they do delay compensation, you’re adding latency to all channels, not ideal for live monitors especially if you work with IEM.
    In short I don’t have a problem with the cost. These are professional tools. Go buy yourself a single hardware 1176, or 48 dbx 160 if you like, then you might change your mind.

    #78777
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    MADI or AES would incur the least transport latency provided the external insert is digital. However if you’re talking plugins, plugin processing is where a lot of the latency actually occurs, not during transport.

    I’m curious, what are you missing in dLive that you need an external insert for?

    #78600
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    Aggregate CoreAudio device on a Mac? Not sure how the clocking would work though.

    If you meant Dante audio + DAW control over USB, that should be fine (use USB for MIDI only). I think you can also use the ‘DAW Control’ driver over the Cat5, IF you bridge Dante to the SQ network (there should be a mixer setting for this?). That would save you a second cable for DAW control.

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