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using inserts or not on analog desk with DAW, or going direct in?
Old 20th June 2005
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using inserts or not on analog desk with DAW, or going direct in?

ok, gonna install a 24 channel Siemens C4 desk soon.

what's your opinion on connecting outboard gear that normally goes into the insert points on a desk. (compressors)

I'm using my procontrol to do the actual mixing but will sum out to my analog desk, 24 outputs.

what's the best, or most flexible , going from the DA's into the outboard and then into the desk. Or from DA out to desk in and using the normal desk inserts ?

Inserts on the desk are unbalanced by the way.

Anyone out there that tried both?

Old 20th June 2005
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allstar's Avatar
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A pathcbay would give you the option to do either.

Failing that i'd probably opt for going staight into the board and using the inserts as they were intended.

If your studio doesn't suffer from outside noise (rf,taxis etc) I wouldn't worry too much about the unbalanced connections as long as your cable runs are sensible.

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