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Audio Interface for Live Gigs.
Old 14th March 2011
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Audio Interface for Live Gigs.

Hello Gents.

Quite simply i need an audio interface which connects to my mac, enabling me to send the main mix to the PA System and an INDEPENDENT click to the drummer, so he can play in time with the sequenced stuff.

I've checked out a few options already, but it's really unclear if the phones output is independent from the main output. We certainly do not want the metronome going through the PA!

Could anyone suggest anything?

Nathan.
Old 14th March 2011
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You don't say how many inputs you need, but one of the Metric halo units will do what you want. The ULN2 has a monitor out section that can go stereo to FOH and an Analog 1/2 out that can go to the drummer, but only 2 mic/DI inputs. THe 2882 will greatly expand both the in and outs.
Old 14th March 2011
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You don't say how many inputs you need, but one of the Metric halo units will do what you want. The ULN2 has a monitor out section that can go stereo to FOH and an Analog 1/2 out that can go to the drummer, but only 2 mic/DI inputs. THe 2882 will greatly expand both the in and outs.
Yo Swafford.

I do not need any inputs. I'll transfer samples from my PC in my studio to my mac, for live shows.
Old 14th March 2011
  #4
Swafford.

I was think something cheap and cheerful mate, for around $100. All we need is an interface which can send two seperate mixes, no need for any inputs.

nathan.
Old 14th March 2011
  #5
ESI UGM96

this ESI-UGM96 looks good, but again, it's unclear if the two outputs can work independenty.

nathan.
Old 17th March 2011
  #6
Very, very poor response guys.
Old 17th March 2011
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I've just had a post-production session with a band I'm working with ,for their live show and any 2in 2 out interface will work fine. As long as it's truly stereo, we just panned music hard left, click hard right. Sent the L output to the PA, the R to a headphone amp. Job's a goodun.
As long as the interface has discrete stereo channels you'll be fine. Unless of course you want a stereo PA mix. Then you need at least 3 outputs, and funilly enough getting 3 outputs when the rest aren't annoying RCAs seems to not really exist at a good price point. At least we couldn't find one
Old 17th March 2011
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For $100? Get a used MOTU 828 (first edition) and go nuts. It will do everything you need.

There are probably few used M-Audio interfaces out there for that price that will work too.
Old 17th March 2011
  #9
Cheers guys.

We really want a stereo PA output, but panning the click right and samples left mono style might have to do, due to cost.

thanks.

nathan.
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