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Summing to mono..Avantone mix cube.

Postby Metrobot » Sun Dec 30, 2012 5:31 pm

Hi there,
I have Logic Pro and a Motu 828 MKII.
I have just purchased an avantone mixcube.
When I'm summing to mono do I simply send my mix to a mono aux in logic and then to any of the outputs on the 828?
Does it matter if the output is balanced or not? The avantone is XLR so I assume that it should.
I know this is basic as basic gets but I just want to be sure that I'm not missing anything.
Cheers and kind regards
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Re: Summing to mono..Avantone mix cube.

Postby Jack Ruston » Sun Dec 30, 2012 5:35 pm

Yep that sounds right...Just make sure that whatever routing you use, you're definitely getting a mono sum, not just one side. Easy to test. And then it's really a question of working out how you're going to easily switch between the two.

It's a good investment.

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Re: Summing to mono..Avantone mix cube.

Postby Metrobot » Sun Dec 30, 2012 6:16 pm

Cheers Jack.
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Re: Summing to mono..Avantone mix cube.

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Mon Dec 31, 2012 4:41 pm

An alternative solution, which is sometimes more practical, was described in Mike Senior's Book Mixing Secrets, and involves constructing a dedicated cable that sums the outputs from a headphone output to feed the Avantone's input.

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Using this special cable you can select the headphone output, or simply plug the lead into a headphone output to route a summed mono signal to the Avantone.

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Re: Summing to mono..Avantone mix cube.

Postby sc1460 » Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:57 pm

my local music shop made me one for £5, very useful.
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Re: Summing to mono..Avantone mix cube.

Postby chris... » Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:08 pm

sc1460 wrote:my local music shop made me one for £5, very useful.
I trust that has the appropriate resistors, and not simply a Y-cable connecting the two channels together.
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