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  • #101410
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    Søren Steinmetz
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    Just a thought:

    When recording, it be on a Mac or Windows (or a Linux even), I always record on a different drive than the system one.
    That way the entire bandwidth of the audio drive is available, and no matter if the system decides to do any “housework” it still records fine.

    I usually use an external SSD to record 64 channels/48Khz or 32-48 channels/96Khz in Tracks (been too lazy to get my Reaper template done) and yet to have any problems.

    And I tend to have a quite high buffer as well, since I only use it for recording.

    #100967
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    The gigACE etc is cheaper for A&H to implement than the Dante, as they are not required to buy other brand hardware and license to make them.

    For recording above 32 channels Dante in 96Khz, it will take like the Motu or RME Dante/USB interfaces (or similar)

    As for the AVB protocol, all companies I work with on a regular basis, have tried it and returned to Dante (or Madi) for higher stability and interoperability between brands….
    (only experience I have myself though is the problems to get a console to talk to same brand stageboxes, did not work with any other brand AVB switch than their own)

    If AVB/Milan get those quirks worked out, they might be a serious alternative to Dante though.

    #100623
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    The only differences are those you can see on the outside.

    Number of pysical I/O XLR on the back
    Number of faders and soft buttons
    The soft rotarys

    Inside it is the excact same hardware (apart from the extra A/D-D/A for the extra XLR)

    #100158
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    And you have changed the USB from SQ-Drive to USB-B to change the port used ?

    #100112
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    Musicals are live as well, and when you have a venue where you might need to take Haas effect into account, LCR panning is a very useful tool.

    #100109
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    LCR is a very strong thing when you mix musicals, as you can have all music in LR and primary/solo vocals in C, giving a better vocal “presense” and a subtle nodge for the vocal into the stage. (better vocal placement)

    For me the option to change a mix into C would be welcome.

    Then as Mark mentions, what about the groups… should they then be LCR as well or merely have a routing into the LCR master, not to look at the matrix busses then.

    #99960
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    The SQ does not know what a MP3 file is, it can only play a mono or stereo, uncompressed PCM *.WAV file at 44.1, 48 or 96KHz.
    The file has to be with no headers and data (BWF header and data like markers etc)

    And remember to place the file for playback in the correct folder:
    \AHSQ\USBPLAY for stereo playback files.

    #99955
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    If you need to have the signals from two different sources going into the same input, then I would suggest using “proper” combiners like:
    https://www.img-stageline.com/products/audio-tools/line-combiner-line-splitter/lc-31/
    (assuming we talk 2 line level signals)

    Or the mic version:
    https://www.img-stageline.com/products/audio-tools/line-combiner-line-splitter/mc-31/

    Not able to find the rack version right now, but had one at a job with 8 x 2 inputs combined to 8 outputs.

    Alternative might be a stagebox, and then just have the inputs in a library or change them as needed in the I/O.

    #99796
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    I usually use a free input, then rearrange the faderstrips on the console (in the setup / strip assign)

    #99327
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    Søren Steinmetz
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    Well you could wonder why open a post about QU in the SQ forum, instead of posting in the QU forum ??

    #99218
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    The main problem with cheap USB sticks are precisely that…. cheap USB sticks.

    If you have a USB stick with 150MB/s read speed, but only 5MB/s write speed, that will be a problem when you try to record onto the stick.

    If you start introducing a buffer inside the console, you could end up having to wait 30mins+ after the recording is done, before it is written to the stick, and believe me, a lot of people would just grab the stick right after they stop recording, resulting in a lost recording (and I have a hunch they would then blame A&H for a stupid design 😉 )

    #98767
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    The hardware USB interface in the console only works on either the SQ-drive OR the USB-B, not both at the same time as there is only a single USB interface in the console.

    #98738
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    Thanks for the deeper explanation, and I stand corrected about the FX…. not quite sure where I had my mind getting that thought, so I will just blame it on Covid-brain then 😉

    #98732
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    @keith

    Not sure if my thought here is possible, but I started thinking if it could be possible to make FX send 5-8 switchable into extra Matrixes?

    I know it will still be a fairly large change in the code, but that “could” be one way of doing it.

    #98224
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    I have never spoken against the feature in the forum, as I wrote 95+% of online forums I have worked with for the past 25 years all have that ability.

    That includes several sites build on the WP (WordPress) platform.

    As I said, it boils down to the specific forum, if they have made the feature or not, as it really is a simple operation (depending on coding coherency)

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