Mixers In A Keyboard Setup

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kylejun06
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Mixers In A Keyboard Setup

Post by kylejun06 » Sat Nov 03, 2007 7:49 am

Ok, soooo. I first bought this Alesis Multimix8USB Mixer when i was roughly 14. It was the first piece of musical equpiment I bought, and I bought it for recording purposes. Then, I got into keyboards and synthesizers, instead of recording, and I haven't found a good use for the mixer. I see tons of people's setup pics and there's mixers in most of them, and I don't understand how they use them. What do you all use your mixers for in your keyboard setup?

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Post by Clavier » Sat Nov 03, 2007 7:54 am

Running a bunch of synths through one PA.
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Post by pricklyrobot » Sat Nov 03, 2007 10:28 pm

Clavier wrote:Running a bunch of synths through one PA.
Yup, what he said. In a word, we use them for "mixing."
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Post by burnt toast » Sun Nov 04, 2007 12:40 pm

my mixer takes the instrument outputs and then outputs the mix into the sound card.

it also takes the soundcard output onto a second bus which i use for monitoring the PC's output.

obviously i can also monitor whatever i've plugged into the desk for when im not using the pc.

i use the mixer to set my input gains into the PC and then do my actual mixing in cubase.

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Post by Uncle Screwtape » Mon Nov 05, 2007 7:56 am

My mixer is at the heart of my rig. I run a Mic, Synths & Misc. Instruments, Turntable, DVD, VHS & Cassette Deck. Everything funnels into a 2 channel sound card for recording without having to unplug anything. Call it working smart or laziness. Plus, I like knobs...

I also monitor everything from the board (instruments, audio components & DAW playback).
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