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Mainstage: aggregate device to provide click to drummer

Postby arkieboy » Sat Aug 04, 2012 6:53 pm

Hi

For some of our songs we play along with pre-recorded parts/cues. I have been using an old VS1824 but we have a gig abroad which means flying there, so I would like to use a laptop instead. I have a decent stereo interface that's more than good enough for the FoH: I wondered if I could configure an aggregate device so I can use the headphone output to provide a click+mix for the drummer? He would plug this into his in-ear monitor mixer so levels wouldn't be an issue. The audio host would be Logic Mainstage.

Anyone use this setup and have any experience? Glitching? Time shifts?

Steve
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Re: Mainstage: aggregate device to provide click to drummer

Postby desmond » Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:25 pm

You can, yes, but the results of aggregate devices depends in my experience on the drivers of the hardware you're using - some are rock solid, some get flaky.

You should do some testing to check performance and reliability with your hardware, but better still is to get a multi-output interface if this is for a live system - in general, the simpler the better, the more complex the more prone to issues.

Give it a try and let us know how it works for you.
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Re: Mainstage: aggregate device to provide click to drummer

Postby JPHogg » Sun Aug 05, 2012 11:42 am

Could you just send Left to FOH and Right to drummer for click? Would be an easy solution as long as you don't mind mono going to FOH.
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