My band uses a Behringer X2442-usb. We have it wired-up thus:
- Inputs going along 10 of the channels (1-8, 9 & 11 -- we don't use the stereo input capability of the higher channels.)
- We use Aux 1,2&4 out as monitor-out.
- Aux-3 feeds into the FX channel (a little delay/reverb) that we add to the vocals, so isn't really available as a 4th monitor.
- We channel inputs through the subgroups as
- Subgroup-1: Vocals
- Subgroup-2: Instruments
- Subgroup-3: Drums
- Subgroup-4: [unused.]
- We run the same signal out both mains (that is, we don't use stereo separation.) In fact, a typical gig only uses 1 main speaker.
- An iPod feeds the RCA "2-track"-in jacks (we use this to play tunes during pre-show setup, on-break and post-show teardown.)
What we want to do is hook up a computer to record line-level raw-audio mixer-out. (That is, we want to just get the raw signal, mixed, but not affected by the main or subgroup volume levels.)
IMPORTANT: The pictures/text in the manual do not match our experience. Please do not quote snippets of the manual unless you have direct experience hooking things up a particular way. I can read! What I can't seem to do is get things to work the way I want! :)
It seems like we ought to be able to just plug a computer into the USB port in back and get the sound we want there. Indeed, this almost works -- but the problem is: it seems we have to choose between getting the iPod to play over the mains or recording to the computer, via the
2TR/USB to main switch -- we can get one or the other, but not both!
We also tried plugging the computer in to the other main-out jack (using an Icicle adaptor), but that had the flaw of being speaker-level, and the recording ended up being completely clipped.
We have a separate recording device to get the "as the audience hears it" recording (a Zoom H4N, recommended! :), but we'd really like to also get the board recordings of our practices and gigs.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.