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Stage Boxes with Direct Monitoring Audio Interfaces
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Stage Boxes with Direct Monitoring

Is there a stage box that allows you to pass an input to an output, or the mix, without going through ADC and DAC?

I'm turning a specific question into a general question. I'm thinking of using a stage box as an audio interface for my computer when I play with one of my bands. This would mean I get a good digital mixer for free, which I would use several times a year (we mostly gig at places with mixers, but there are exceptions and it would be nice to be able to control stuff from my phone or iPad).

BUT, I use the direct monitoring on my RME Babyface a lot.

The Behringer X-air xr18 does not allow it, it appears. But perhaps the MOTU, Presonus, A&H or other options do? If they do have it as an option, is it easy to do and does it work well? The manuals aren't always clear on this point and anyway real world experience is always better than manufacturer hype.

If not, I'll probably just stick with a computer interface. I use direct monitoring a lot for looping and sampling, and I like working that way.

Thanks. If this belongs in Music Computers, just let me know. Or mods can move it.
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