I need more input.. My first mixer


… and oh how I wish I could hear 30K


Yamaha? As in, 01V and pals? Pretty sure the SQ is more than a match. The SQs are basically lower cost versions of the A&H dlive console tech (with slightly lower specced preamps), and dlive consoles cost something like 10-15k…

And you certainly do not need to hear 30kHz, but having the ability to filter freqs between 20k and 30k can still have its uses, especially if you have a bandwidth extending to 48kHz…


May well be, I have only used I-live and Qu from A&H. Both have better functionality and interface than their Yamaha equivalents, but the basic sound quality (pre-amps, conversion, summing) sound inferior to me. For that matter, I would only mix on an 01V in the studio if I could go digital i/o from the DAW, and I really wanted the Yamaha fx. I love working with a mixer over a mouse, but to get sound quality to equal or improve on a daw would indeed require quite an expensive mixer.


I am leaning towards the qu pack at the moment as it being compact is a big bonus.
Would it be correct to go stereo 1 and alt 1 outputs to my stereo delay and the Reverb, feed them into the two stereos in on the back? And then I could send a Snare track to them and the effects record on the two stereo tracks?


I cant tell, I use mixes for external fx, have a look into the manual in chapter 9.7 (channel routing).


I have a qu32 and it’s awesome. I had a qu16 but found a deal on a used qu32 so it was just a few hundred dollar upgrade. It’s a monster though.


Interesting. Do you use external Reverb like the big sky with it? In a studio recirding context?
How is it done?
Thank you


I actually have a big sky and a timeline off stereo outputs. Timeline off 7-8 and big sky off 9-10. Then i bring back the timeline and big sky to their own stereo input channels. So how it works is I’m sending a mix to each so for instance say I had two synths and I wanted the same delay on both, I just switch to mix output 7/8 and push up the faders for the two synths until I’m sending as much signal as I want to the timeline. Then I switch to the mix I’m monitoring or recording and set the level of the timeline coming back. The qu can send over 30 channels through usb so it is easy to record the synths dry and the timeline on their own channels to mix to taste later. Having effects off mix outs is great for experimenting and running multiple things through at once. Of course this is easier to do in a daw but for jamming and working on ideas I like to stay out of the daw.