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Looking for solution for in ear monitor mixing.
Old 2nd December 2014
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Looking for solution for in ear monitor mixing.


I am looking for a solution to get in ear/headphone monitor mixes in my rehearsal space/Studio. We currently have everything from drums to guitars, bass and vocals wired through a patch box and in to our preamp/interface which consists of a Focusrite Pro 40 with an added on Octo pre platinum. Now what I want to do is to get the signals wired back through the patch box so that every one can get an individually tailored stereo mix in a set of headphones.
We already have the capability to set up individual mixes via the Pro-40's software and have them sent to the eight outputs. We could in theory just use headphone amplifiers and have individual mixes set up from the software, but I feel that this is a bit of a clunky process since it requires that we send some one in to the other room to fiddle with the DAW in order to personalise mixes. I would much rather just have all the signals sent through the wall at line levels and have some sort of hardware in the "Live room" which would allow us to set the levels for each individual mix on the fly. The trouble is that I can't seem to find any such hardware without breaking the bank.

An other constraint is that we only have four XLR ports wired back through the fall, this can be expanded if need be, but I would prefer if I didn't have to take the drill to the wall. If I understand correctly it should be possible to send a stereo signal through a balanced XLR jack without a problem. (Please correct me if I am wrong).

Does any one have any tips on gear or even other methods of obtaining something similar in function?
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