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Allen Heath QU24

Postby joanmale » Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:58 pm

Haven't find any info about it.
Is mixcraft 8 (and 7, bought both) compatible with allen heath qu24?
(i use windows 7/64b)
At the moment haven't seen the option to adress vst instruments midi track to audio channels from the mixer. I will like to mix outside of a DAW, maybe mixcraft it is not the good one for this, however will be a shame since i live this DAW.

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Re: Allen Heath QU24

Postby Acoustica Eric » Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:27 am

Does it show up in windows as an interface? Then the answer is yes :-)

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Re: Allen Heath QU24

Postby Anorax » Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:45 am

An ensemble I'm involved in at university recently acquired an Allen Heath QU-16 board, so I can actually be somewhat useful for once!

While we've only used it with Ableton Live (all our audio computers are Apple so no Mixcraft), you should be able to use the QU-24 as an interface. Takes some work in the board itself though, as you can switch each channel's source independently, and the board will default to local audio input.

You might want to be careful, though, as I believe it could be pretty easy to accidentally create a feedback loop with the board. Haven't tested it, and don't plan on doing so anytime soon.

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Re: Allen Heath QU24

Postby joanmale » Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:10 pm

For recording yes, it let me choose which channel i want to record from 32 available from the windows driver as a inputs.
The problem is that i don't see anywhere the same for outputs, DAW -> Mixer (i remember using cakewalk, time ago, and selecting the destination channel in the mixer with a motu 828)
I can't find here.

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Re: Allen Heath QU24

Postby joanmale » Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:32 pm

i see that i can add a "bus" track and adress it to the mixer channels, for example:
add a bus track -> select chanel 1/2 -> left chanel (output 1)
i do this will all the tracks (exactly 32)
then in the mixer of Mixcraft i will have a bunch of tracks
Then i hide them in the left of the mixer
Show tracks:
(de-select output bus)
Then it will show only the tracks i'm working on

After this is done :
Track 1
Output -> Main mix OR bus mix X

is this the right way?

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Re: Allen Heath QU24

Postby Anorax » Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:44 pm

joanmale wrote:i see that i can add a "bus" track and adress it to the mixer channels, for example:
add a bus track -> select chanel 1/2 -> left chanel (output 1)
i do this will all the tracks (exactly 32)
then in the mixer of Mixcraft i will have a bunch of tracks
Then i hide them in the left of the mixer
Show tracks:
(de-select output bus)
Then it will show only the tracks i'm working on

After this is done :
Track 1
Output -> Main mix OR bus mix X

is this the right way?
while I understand that it's a tedious task, if you want to have multiple outputs from Mixcraft to the board, yes.

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Re: Allen Heath QU24

Postby joanmale » Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:22 pm

I supose there is a reason to do this way, but ok.
The easier way i find is to do a MX7TEMPLATE (or 8 ) and start always with all the tracks pre.fixed.
The thing is that this makes you to change the way of working, that was in fact what i wanted.


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