I’m finding connecting all my synths to my PA is getting harder and I would love to know how you guys handle this, especially if you work OTB. While for now this is for a home studio I would like to keep some portability in mind, or at least as close to it I can get given the amount of gear.
My main mixer is a Behringer Xenyx 1222USB (4 mono, 4 stereo channels) with two smaller 6 channel mixers (2 mono, 2 stereo) chained off of that. Both of the smaller mixers are dedicated to the Machinedrum and Virus C since each have 6 total outputs.
I’ve quickly run out of channels and the two small mixers take two of the stereo channels as well. Now simply buying a bigger mixer would make the most sense, however to further complicate things I am using a KaossPad Quad as an efx processor. My mixer has only a mono efx send and I like controlling which channel goes through efx and which do not. I also would like to start using the Octatrack as a second efx processor but I have no idea how to route this with both efx processors. I’ve been looking at getting an Alesis MultiMix Line 8 which has 8 stereo channels and a stereo efx send. But I still am left with the problem of how to route to two different efx boxes and I also loose out on EQ for my stereo channels.
I’ve looked at mixers like the X32 and Soundcraft Si Expression 3 (really like the Soundcraft) but these are way out of my price range and I’m still not sure if either of them do a stereo send. I think they favor their own internal efx which I could care less about. Maybe I’m asking for too much but any suggestions are welcome. Thanks!
Here is my gear list
Bass Station II
And all three Volca’s soon to be added.
Non essentials that don’t have to be connected but would be nice
Korg ER-1 and EA-1