Aark 20/20+ in General Questions

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Contributor Since: Sep 12, 2003

Howdy everyone, I'm new here at dB.

I'm having some issues with my Aark+. I'm a PC/Network Technician for a living and have always played music also, so I decided to get into recording with both of these talents. I recently bought a Aark 20/20+ hearing some pretty good things about it. But I'm having some problems getting it to work. I really would like to place an analog board (Peavy 12 track) that my friend has as a Mic Preamp. I would also like to maybe be able to mix with it while recording, as far as the volume, EQ's, and such. I haven't tried yet and wondering if that might work. Would it work?? Would I be able to record and mix at the sametime through an analog board? If so, how would I go about that?

One more thing, and this is probably a simple one, I just don't know better. You can route all the outputs (I have 8 ins and 8 outs) to any analog in, playback channel, S/PDIF's, or monitor. What exactly does the playback channel do when you route it through that? Really, any explanation on any of it would be great.

Any help would be greatly appriecated

Thanks for making this wonderful site available!


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Since: Sep 09, 2002

Sep 12, 2003 10:08 pm

wow, i bet that's a really nice interface. I've never used anything by Aardvark, but there's a couple members here using the Aardvark Q10 so I'm sure someone here can help you specifically with your soundcard. It's sounds like those playback and monitor channels are just extra outputs that you can assign your software to. Sounds pretty handy.

As for what you can do with the mixer, it might help to know exactly what model it is. Does it have direct outs for each channel? Sub busses? Effects sends? The outputs are what will determine what you can and can't do with it.


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Since: Sep 12, 2003

Sep 13, 2003 09:48 am

Not sure on the model number, but I'm going to check today to see if I can do something with it. If not, how about using the Mackie CFX-16 board? It states it having "True 4-bus design with direct sub outs and L/R assign ". Would that work for what I'm looking for?


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