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Re: Fwd: New Mackie Pro FX8 usb

No,not today,it was Andy butler asking Bill to do that;-)
But yes ive been asked before to do this but some ask me to adjust my 
email client to go to the list and not privately and some ask me to adjust 
it so it doesnt go to the list because ive written them privately,so ive 
been changing preferences back and forth;-)
I think what i will have to do is if i write somebody privately i will 
have to do it from another account and have this account definetly set to 
always go to the list(this is what this account is for)so anyway fellows 
please always check your headers if u want your email to go to me 
privately or write me at
same thing happens to me with some peoples email on this list but now i 
always check the header because ive had the same situation in the past.


--- On Sun, 11/9/08, Per Boysen <perboysen@gmail.com> wrote:

> From: Per Boysen <perboysen@gmail.com>
> Subject: Fwd: New Mackie Pro FX8 usb
> To: "loopers-delight" <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
> Date: Sunday, November 9, 2008, 1:04 PM
> Luis, didn't someone already ask you today to adjust
> your email
> client? I didn't double and my list reply went to your
> private address
> ;-))  That's why I'm forwarding this to the list.
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Per Boysen <perboysen@gmail.com>
> Date: Sun, Nov 9, 2008 at 10:01 PM
> Subject: Re: New Mackie Pro FX8 usb
> To: labaloops@yahoo.com
> On Sun, Nov 9, 2008 at 8:00 PM, L.Angulo
> <labaloops@yahoo.com> wrote:
> > Hi gang,
> > ive been checking out this new compact mixer
> > http://www.mackie.com/products/profx8/
> > i am wondering if i could use it straight with mobius
> without having a soundcard in between by simply going
> USB,how would this differ from a firewire card like the
> presonus firebox in terms of latency? any experiences
> outhere?
> > cheers
> > Luis
> I have no experience with this particular piece of gear,
> since it's
> new on the market, but well some experience with reading
> product
> presentations ;-))  The question is how well you can
> specify on the
> mixer what tracks to send into the computer and what tracks
> to send
> directly to the PA. If this option exists you don't
> really have to
> think about latency because you can simply not send your
> latency
> vulnerable direct live signal through the whole computer.
> Rather send
> it directly out to house PA and snag an effect send bus to
> go into the
> computer (with Mobius in your case). Set Mobius to
> "not monitor
> input", since you're already monitoring input on
> the mixer. This means
> only looped audio will circulate inside Mobius and then
> Mobius latency
> compensation will take care of that for you.
> Well, ok.... the text did not tell about this, although
> saying twice
> that "the full mix" can be sent into a computer.
> However, it says that
> at the same time a dedicated stream from the computer can
> go back into
> the mixer. At least this means that it's talking both
> ways through the
> USB port. So, I will have to spend another minute on this
> then...
> let's see (donwloading the PDF manual).... Here! The
> PDF manual says:
> The USB serial I/O interface allows you to transfer
> digital audio to and from your computer.
> The interface provides two audio outputs to your
> computer:
> • Main mix output, left and right. These output
> signals are independent of any adjustments
> made to the main fader [48] and graphic EQ
> [37]. This allows you to easily record your live
> performance directly to your laptop.
> • The USB thru switch [41] allows you to also
> include the output from your computer in your
> recording. See page 23 for more details of this
> switch.
> The USB interface also lets you use your computer to
> playback two channels into the mixer:
> • Left and right signals from your computer are
> added to the main mix. The USB input level
> control [40] allows you to adjust the level of
> the incoming audio from your computer being
> added to the main mix.
> See Appendix D on page 32 for more USB details, and
> also check out the block diagram on page 31. "
> Well, that didn't answer the question, so let's go
> to page 32 then,
> where we find these good news:
> • Make sure that the DAW's input meters show
>  2. Make sure the USB thru switch [41] is not
> pressed in. This will ensure that during each
> recording pass, the audio software only receives
> the track-in-progress as an audio signal, and
> not the pre-existing mix from the computer as
> well.
> So, this means that with that button [41] on the mixer not
> pressed in,
> you may send your mixer input channel only to the mixer
> while
> receiving back two channels (Mobius loops summed output)
> from the
> laptop. I take it for understood that there is a way to
> balance the
> monitoring of the input and the background and this monitor
> mix is
> what you should send to the house PA when using this mixer
> as the
> sound card for live looping (seems to be the headphones
> output).
> I might be wrong, just scanning the manual on the fly here.
> Anyway,
> try it before you buy it ;-)
> --
> Greetings from Sweden
> Per Boysen
> www.boysen.se (Swedish)
> www.looproom.com (international)
> www.myspace.com/perboysen
> www.stockholm-athens.com
> -- 
> Greetings from Sweden
> Per Boysen
> www.boysen.se (Swedish)
> www.looproom.com (international)
> www.myspace.com/perboysen
> www.stockholm-athens.com