Active Monitors through Mixer
Posted on Nov 15, 2003 09:17 am
Lost for words with all to say.
Contributor Since: Sep 12, 2003
I'm in a bind here. Just find out something that I'm hoping I can find a way to do this. I just recently got the M-Audio BX8 Active Monitors (yes, i'm going to review them once I get paid this month and become a member here!) and have them going through my monitor outs on my Soundcraft M12 mixer. I thought they sounded a little dry and now come to notice that my effects are not coming through! But through the main outs, they do come through. I would really like to hook my monitors through something that has the effects in them and keep my main outs free for the mains. Anybody got any suggestions??
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Nov 15, 2003 09:37 am By effects, are you referring to computer plug-ins, outboard processors, or built-in mixer effects? You should have it set up so that everything coming back from the recorder just goes to a separate bus that doesn't interfere with the input and out to your monitors. Are you talking about auxilaries? Maybe you're trying to use your monitors in a different way than I do.
vdalehubbardLost for words with all to say.Contributor
Nov 15, 2003 04:29 pm I have my effects processor hooked up through an aux/returns. I'm using my computer to record. I have my monitors hooked up through my monitor left and right outs.
Since: Sep 12, 2003
Nov 15, 2003 10:40 pm How are you getting the signal back from the computer to listen to your mix? Are the monitor outs on your soundcard or on your mixer?
Nov 15, 2003 10:45 pm Hmm.. Well, from looking at your mixer (Very nice!), it looks as though you have a lot of options for getting the signal you're recording out to the soundcard, so I'm not sure why you wouldn't want to use the main bus for monitoring. You can use the subgroups and/or direct outs for recording, right?
It sounds like you're monitoring what you're recording pre-sound card. I would recommend you just control the monitoring using the Aardvark's software mixer and just work with the output of the sound card, putting it back into the main bus or something like that, and making it so you don't hear what you're recording pre-sound card... if that makes any sense.
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