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Parallel processing: what's the use ? Summing Mixers
Old 23rd August 2007
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Parallel processing: what's the use ?

I was thinking..

I use synths and samplers to make music and record on a non-Protools DAW.

And so I record one, two tracks at a time unprocessed. And so once done I have it all recorded in the DAW.

I was thinking of buying a console or a line mixer like a Neve 8816 with faderpack,
both featuring direct outs.

Now, direct outs mostly go to tapedecks when recording bands and alike. In my case it could only serve me for parallel processing right ?

But what's the use ? For one, I have all audio already unprocessed in the DAW.
If I put it through outboard simply 2 tracks at a time back into the AD's I again dont need the direct outs. All FX can be done ITB.

So I would buy a console or the Neve with the faders I dont know what to do all with these direct outs...
unless you all could elaborate on all the useful stuff you do in context of parallel processing ? What is all possible ?

I reckon I would need more convertors AND outboard to have parallel processing in place...
Old 23rd August 2007
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Two seperate issues, both already discussed ad nauseum.


Parallel processing. You can do Parallel processing ITB or OTB.
Old 23rd August 2007
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If you dont use an analog mixer and want to do parralel compression etc.. I would advise you to do the outboard processing from the original synth sound before going to AD.

If you only record it in dry than you will need to go through the converters again which will cause latency and give you phasing.

When using an analog mixer converter latencies are no longer an issue.

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