pete wrote:How many (or is it all) of these features do you see a must have? If you had 3 Channels, what would you most likely use them for?
MilesDrum wrote:Would the Paralell Outs send the entire output of the unit?
MilesDrum wrote:You'd want to send your mic signals to the board, but you wouldn't want the monitor mix coming in and going out, right?
MilesDrum wrote:using TRS outs might be cool, because they'll save a tiny bit of space, and that'll free up XLR channels on the main board.
pete wrote:For what I was originally thinking, no, but I'm open to any ideas. Originally, I was thinking parallel outs would be for each individual channel.... I agree. I don't see a parralel out on the main LR of the Tasty blender being too useful. If you were to use this for daisy-chaining a mix (one application I can think of) it would be a bit confusing to have everyone "adding" to the shared mix. It might get difficult to control the levels if someone early on in the daisy chain changes their levels.
I'm not totally sure on XLR vs. 1/4" TRS for the connectors... Although TRS will definitely save a lot in space and price, I am finding that more and more of our customers request a XLR converter cables with their order. And XLRs are more standard when it comes to running sound around a stage. I think 90% of the time you're dealing with line level mixes, a sound guy is going to send you an XLR. What has been your experience? ...I do agree that 1/4" is a good thing in that it could potentially free up your XLR channels on the main board. But then again, any time you're dealing with a snake, it's usually all XLR.
Maybe we could go with XLR and 1/4" combo connectors for the Channel inputs, and then all XLR on the outputs. This way, you could accept either, but then when it comes to routing your signals out of the parallel outs, you can use XLRs... Another benefit of XLRs is that you can easily connect them together to reach longer distances... hmm... I'll have to do some price comparisons on connectors. I'm willing to bet that XLR outputs are going to significantly increase the size and cost. I did some prototyping with the combo connectors a while back and I do remember those are REALLY pricey, but worth it, I think.
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