So there you have it. One stereo pair would go to my main reference monitors. The input stuff isn't quite as important as the output routing because I can only record one instrument at a time but there will be times when I'd like to have more inputs. I just don't want to have to constantly be moving around cables to get at the various reference systems. Now I have both hooked up to the system or will once I set back up and I can choose either simply by switching drivers.
Now to what I would like to do with all this: It's been running around in my puny brain for quite some time now. The line outs are why I originally bought it years ago so I could record a full drum kit or do band demos using my old Layla 3G which has 8 ins and outs. As the thread title suggests I have an old Mackie CR console that is in amazing condition. So I'm getting very close to having my studio set back up again and this time I have enough room for ALL my goodies to get used. I am currently using my new Focusrite Scarlett 18i6 as my main interface which I bought because the Layla was causing some problems within Sonar on my new home built DAW. So there you have it. One stereo pair would go to my main reference monitors. Particularly when I am recording myself playing my acoustic guitar and singing 2 on the guitar on the vocal and perhaps a room mic or if some of my acoustic buddies come by to track can't do full bands in here lest I get the po po called on me. However a system optimization got it working a little better. I've got two 8 channel snakes to do this type of thing with probably not the best quality but they work. Cheers and sorry if this is really long winded. Perhaps a little overkill but I figure since my room isn't treated and I can't afford ARC or a proper mastering house to polish my stuff this will be my best shot a getting my mixes to sound good across a variety of systems. Any and all insight and advice is welcome. Then using my stockpile of audio cable adapters I'd send two more stereo pairs out to my two separate home stereo systems. Is trying this stuff gonna color my mix too much I'd particularly like to hear what others who have used this board have to say on that? Will this work at all? I'm also not quite sure how to route this properly. I just don't want to have to constantly be moving around cables to get at the various reference systems. Not quite sure the effect the Scarlett pres are going to have on that signal so I'll need to experiment. I could also reverse which interfaces and use the Layla as the master and possibly have access to the full 8 line outs on it the Scarlett only has 2 monitor outs. I like the mic pres on the Scarlett the Layla not so much but I also like the mic pres on the board. The input stuff isn't quite as important as the output routing because I can only record one instrument at a time but there will be times when I'd like to have more inputs. Am I being crazy? And finally I would use the headphone jack on the board or perhaps the interface to plug in my two separate sets of powered computer speakers, my fancy reference headphones and finally my rather large collection of consumer grade headphones basically anything I have that uses a stereo jack so I'm not using adapters to bring down two separate channels down to one cable.
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