I recently got my trinity setup completed - happy octatrack user <3 (so far but the device is soooooo impressive)
AR + A4 + AH + OT + Mackie 1202 VLZ Pro mixer
everything was connected through the mixer -
AR on seperate channel - using MUTE (ALT3/4) button to route it through the AH
A4 on seperate channel - using MUTE (ALT3/4) button to route it through the AH
also friend’s device on seperate channel - using MUTE (ALT3/4) to route though the AH
ALT3/4 output were routed into AH inputs
AH outputs into seperate channel on mixer
recording was done with Zoom H6 connected to the second Main Outs - not Control Room (so “heated” sound was recorded) - so far so good.
but with Octatrack the routing drives me crazy.
I am not sure if I should use the mixer.
I would like to keep it the most flexible as possible - when jamming with friends all devices are connected to my mixer and we are going to have fun, with OT I want the option to sample all of the connected devices also.
if I am correct the only alternate output on my mixer is the ALT3/4 out and AUX SEND.
should I use AUX SEND to route devices into the OT inputs to have more flexibility?
maybe use a different mixer to achieve it?
where to put the AH with OT setup? after OT outputs?
where to put Zoom H6 for recording? recording direct from AH phones out?
or radical method (daisy chaining)
connect AR and A4 to OT inputs AB - friend’s device into CD --> OT out to AH ??
sorry to ask this but it really drives my crazy. the more I am thinking of it I don’t get it or more questions are created than solved
maybe I am overlooking something … or I got crazy thinking of this.