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This depends on the board you have. But for arguments sake, yes you can set this up. If your board has an aux channel or a mix bus that is capable of being assigned to (and is not the master bus) simply route all the channels out through the bus to some kind of control unit (maybe even a single channel mixer, then take the output of that mixer, run it back ...


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1 & 2) You seem to understand the reason your compressor is a part of your signal chain. It sounds as though your compressor is set up to adjust the level it receives from your console to about -3dB. If it is working for you then it is in a good spot IMO. However, I don't think your Topaz console has a master insert. An insert literally places your ...


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Whatever you do, you'll definitely need some kind of headphone amp(s) to properly drive the headsets' low impedance. With such amplification, the aux sends should be just fine, they shouldn't feature more clipping than the master output. Of course, the aux sends will only me mono; IMHO that should always be ok for monitoring (or in fact better: I once ...


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Looks like that console has 4 sub-mix busses. Which means you can create two stereo sub-mixes. On the individual channel strip, you'd click the 1-2 or 3-4 buttons (or both), and then use the strip's pan pot to place the track in the stereo space of that sub-mix. Over on the sub-mix output, you'd make sure you've got 1 and 2 hard panned left and right, ...


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1) This isn't invalid, but it is a little weird. An insert goes before the fader where as the output goes after. Using the insert would give the master fader total control over the output level where as the positioning on the outside of the board means that a) it will protect the output gear from accidentally going too loud and b) it will make the behavior ...


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a phantom powering box You don't need that. The 1622-FX has a built-in Phantom power. You should ONLY use this if you have a condenser microphone that actually needs it. Dynamic mics are typically a lot cheaper and sturdier and don't need Phantom power. and one XLR cable What do you want to use it for ? even though it is a powered mixer. It's not. ...


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It looks like Monitor L/R are unbalanced, while Mix L/R and Aux 1/2 are balanced. For Mix and Aux you've got two wires (+ and 180°) coming out of the opamp and going to the Tip and Ring contacts. The Sleeve contact on the jack is connected to ground. For Monitor you've got one wire out of the opamp (+) going to the Tip contact, and the Ring and Sleeve ...


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You can use the "record outputs" on your mixer which are RCA left and right (stereo) outputs, and connect them to a USB interface. Something like this interface would be all you need. The difference between firewire and usb isn't really about speed as much as it is about load, and you don't really start to see the benefits of firewire unless you are working ...


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I decided to make my dumb idea an answer. Get two direct injection boxes - they could be active or passive but they have to have ground lifts. Connect the TRS out on the mixer to the DI boxes using just TS cables. You'll be grounding out half of the mixer outs but the mic inputs probably have a good amount of gain on them. Then make sure ground is lifted on ...


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Transmitting digital audio is not just about sending 1s and 0s at the right speed. Whenever you transmit a digital signal, it's actually analog. You have to modulate the digital signal into an analog one and then demodulate it back into a digital one on the receiving end. (This is where the term modem comes from - modulator/demodulator) So in addition to ...


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Yes to @leftroundabout - mono is best for clarity and precision of monitors. Clipping is from impedance or gain structure issues. Buy multiple headphone amps, one for each aux, they don't each have to have 4 outputs, just look for something more or less portable and durable as these won't be confined to your desk (usually you plug the headphones straight ...


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