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Who Still Uses the Liquid Mix 16 & 32?
Old 18th October 2016
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I heard that the optional DSP expansion card increases the channel count to sixteen at 88.2k/96k and eight at 192k.

Does it increase the the channel count at 44.1 and 48 kHz?

Thanks!
Old 24th November 2016 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by SEA ➡️
Are you talking about when you're tracking vocals or other instruments?

What about using it while mixing a track? What would be the proper level for your track?

Currently I have 2 Liquid Channels for my pres so I can use them when tracking but I only use the Liquid Mix for mixing.

Any tips would be great!

I was talking about everything. You can use math to actually get a rough mix during the tracking phase using -18dBFS in the DAW as the loudest any peak should reach, which is usually snare drum if you're tracking without compression. With compression during tracking, things get more complicated.
Old 19th September 2020
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I had a LM32 and 2-3 (don’t remember) UAD1 cards in a G5 running DP with a MOTU HD192 for many years before I went TDM (and then HDX years later).

I loved the combination of LM and UAD. They offered different flavors, but I basically relied on the LM for most of my track EQ/Comp and UAD for more extreme EQ/Comp and Delays/Verbs.

The LM had a bunch of great convolutions. I wasn’t tracking through plugs back then so latency wasn’t an issue. I still listen to stuff I did with that system from 15 years ago and think it sounds very analog. Whatever that means... but I guess I’m just saying that I believe that the technology offered what it claimed to... analog vibe in the box in the earlier days of digital.

I wouldn’t have sold it if I could have continued using it... sadly, FW400 obviously/inevitably went the way of the dinosaurs. Oh well.
Old 3 weeks ago | Show parent
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I just bought one this month, since it was on my bucket list during high school (I have been doing a lot of high school gear shopping from the years 2002 - 2006). It was fickle to get it to work via thunderbolt on Windows 10 and I think my rig just said "nope, don't like apple adapters not going to do it for you". I tried the known way to have it working, the problem was jBridge which I never liked using. I tried Bridgewize with a FW card and magic happened 16 times in one mix (meaning more than one instance). It does not disconnect at all, it does stop working at all (for me). It just works, and using this with Console 1 is an incredible workflow. DSP should be more of a thing again, rather than only UAD and MOTU and whatever is else is around now.

This thing is a steal for 70$!!

Bear in mind - This is a rig I built.
Old 2 weeks ago | Show parent
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Originally Posted by Darkstar1986 ➡️
I just bought one this month, since it was on my bucket list during high school (I have been doing a lot of high school gear shopping from the years 2002 - 2006). It was fickle to get it to work via thunderbolt on Windows 10 and I think my rig just said "nope, don't like apple adapters not going to do it for you". I tried the known way to have it working, the problem was jBridge which I never liked using. I tried Bridgewize with a FW card and magic happened 16 times in one mix (meaning more than one instance). It does not disconnect at all, it does stop working at all (for me). It just works, and using this with Console 1 is an incredible workflow. DSP should be more of a thing again, rather than only UAD and MOTU and whatever is else is around now.

This thing is a steal for 70$!!

Bear in mind - This is a rig I built.
I bought the LM32 a while back for 40 Euro and just recently hooked it up to my Mac Mini (late 2012) 2.3 GHz i7. My DAW is Reaper v6.70/OSX64.

I physically opened the LM32 yesterday to discover it has the expansion card. I will remove the card at some stage to see what differences it makes.

I added Peeders Snapshots which gives you the original hardware Comp and EQ names in the snapshot field but it doesn’t load the matching Focusrite emulation names in the Comp or EQ fields. I need to look into this more.

Anyway, it’s working well, hardware knob changes show up on the plugin and visa versa. I haven’t used it that much so can’t comment on how buggy or stable it is just yet.

This is my first post on here although I have found gearspace very helpful over the years.

I hope this helps somebody.
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