1. How do you compress before the ADC in units like Fireface UCX?
I've got an
RNC hardware compressor, and sometimes I like to insert it in the signal path, after the
preamp and before the ADC, of my humble [M-Audio Omni I/O which has a Delta 66 card].
Looking at the diagram for the UCX, page 91 (manual link on bottom left: http://www.rme-audio.de/en_products_fireface_ucx.php
), it looks like
the ADC takes place immediately. So, how could my RNC be used to compress the signal
before hitting the UCX ... would I need to use a separate stand-alone preamp >> RNC
>> line inputs of UCX? (And said preamp would have to be quite expensive, wouldn't
it, to not be the weak link in the chain compared to the rest of the UCX's high quality
audio handling ...?).2. How is the Mic/Line input controlled in Stand-Alone
Mode, where the only monitoring indicators are "Signal" and "Clip"?
software mixing which is not available in Stand-Alone Mode, it seems like it would be
quite hard to get the gain staging right using the preamp controller knob.
Alexis -Cubase 6.5.0/SX184.108.40.2064, XP SP2, 4GB RAM (1GB not accessible, but used just to balance the computer so it doesn't tip over); Delta 66 in Omni i/O Studio; Motif8; UAD-1