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Si Expression 3 - Option Card Question

Postby JasonB » Fri Jul 17, 2020 4:35 pm

I currently use an Si Expression 3 in a live sound context. I'm hoping to start using it for simultaneous live and recording to Logic Pro X. The option card currently installed in the console is the Dual Port CAT5 MADI. I'm looking to swap out the card for the MADI-USB. We are well under the input threshold of 32-channels.

I have two questions:

1. I currently use 9 of the 12 mix sends in our live setting. Will I lose the ability to use any of these sends when I swap out the card?

2. Will I have to reset the console when I swap out the card?

Thank you!
Jason
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Re: Si Expression 3 - Option Card Question

Postby djangodeadman » Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:54 am

JasonB wrote:1. I currently use 9 of the 12 mix sends in our live setting. Will I lose the ability to use any of these sends when I swap out the card?

2. Will I have to reset the console when I swap out the card?

Thank you!
Jason

1. I can’t think of any reason why you would lose any of your sends or outputs. I’m not aware of any direct link between them and the card’s USB.

2. I don’t think so. There are some settings you can make on the card, via dip switches. Since you are planning to record to a Mac, you will not need the audio driver for the USB. You will need to setup the direct outputs for each channel on the console.

The manual for the card is available online and, I think, covers everything you need to know.
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