Login / Register
 
Using analogue outboard with Digico SD-series
New Reply
Subscribe
da burf
Thread Starter
#1
26th January 2013
Old 26th January 2013
  #1
Gear nut
 
Joined: Feb 2004
Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands
Posts: 110

Thread Starter
da burf is offline
Using analogue outboard with Digico SD-series

Hello guys,
a few months ago I was asked to do FOH/sound direction for a series of concerts of orchestra + band + vocals. I got to work on a digico sd8 and it worked out very well. Now I'm getting some more of these gigs and maybe I'd try to bring some of my studio outboard to the gig. Using a RME ADI4 I could use my prism sound orpheus for the inserts.
Are there any pro's and (specifically) cons to this? Most notably in the domain of latency?
I mean, the PA will be delayed to make it sound coherent with the stagesound, and external processing will change this, because of the DA/AD roundtrip latency.

I could also use the built in local analog outs/ins of the digico. How do these sound? Will using these have an adverse effect on the audio? I mean, if I'm using a fatso to tame some shrill strings, but the inputs themselves have the effect that I'm trying to eliminate, it might not work out the way I'd hope.

I'm curious of what you think of this. Thanks for reading.
#2
26th January 2013
Old 26th January 2013
  #2
Gear maniac
 
Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 179

ChrisJohnsonUK is offline
Hi,

I've done this a lot. I use Digico boards regularly.

In terms of latency, there will be a negligible difference between an orpheus and the local inputs. But if you want absolute lowest latency, stick with the internal I/O. The ADI4 and Orpheus will both add a tiny bit.

The internal I/O sounds great. Very neutral, so I wouldn't be afraid to use it at all. Not to mention its an altogether simpler chain. Simple is good for live tours...

I would certainly go down this route. The latency added won't be a problem for a FOH environment.
#3
26th January 2013
Old 26th January 2013
  #3
Gear addict
 
mesadude's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2005
Location: Gent, BE
Posts: 464

mesadude is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChrisJohnsonUK View Post

I would certainly go down this route. The latency added won't be a problem for a FOH environment.
Just make sure to compensate latency when using parallel-processing..
No automatic delaycompensation on digico!
__________________
da burf
Thread Starter
#4
27th January 2013
Old 27th January 2013
  #4
Gear nut
 
Joined: Feb 2004
Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands
Posts: 110

Thread Starter
da burf is offline
thanks guys.
I'm somewhat more confident to give it a go now!
#5
27th January 2013
Old 27th January 2013
  #5
Gear maniac
 
Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 179

ChrisJohnsonUK is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by mesadude View Post
Just make sure to compensate latency when using parallel-processing..
No automatic delaycompensation on digico!
entirely correct!

I prefer to get around this by parallel processing with units that do this in one box. like the elysia xpressor
New Reply Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook  Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter  Submit Thread to LinkedIn LinkedIn  Submit Thread to Google+ Google+ 
 
Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter / Forum
Replies
bobx / So much gear, so little time!
50
Jenz / So much gear, so little time!
1
ninjaneer / Mastering forum
10
Morten Hjort / So much gear, so little time!
0

Forum Jump

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.