Hi guys, sorry to resurrect an old topic but I’m looking for a bit of advice. I currently have a bunch of devices connected to a Focusrite 18i20, one of which is an Octatrack, with the Heat on the Cue Outs. Currently, if I want to sample another device connected to the 18i20 I have to either record it into DAW and import to OT via USB, or disconnect from 18i20 and connect to the OT input. Either way seems like a hassle.
I have been offered a Behringer UB2222FX for a good price. If I get that, I can connect all my devices to that, and then use an aux send/return to send whatever channels I want to the Heat and back into the mixer without having to disconnect anything, correct?
Provided all my gain staging is correct, there should be very little drop in audio quality as opposed to plugging a device directly into the Heat inputs, is that correct?
I don’t mind dropping the $$$ on the mixer, but actually dismantling my current setup and rewiring everything through the mixer is a headache and will eat into my already very limited studio time. I don’t mind if the result will be increased efficiency in the long run, as long as I’m not sacrificing audio quality. I’d hate to get everything up and running and then have to dismantle and rebuild my original rig because the audio quality wasn’t good enough.
Anyone have any experience with this particular mixer and the Heat as an aux send/return?